Our Story 

As a double minority (racial & linguistic), the needs of Black Francophones are often neglected. Besides racism, Black Francophones in Ontario are facing challenges from mainstream Francophone institutions as well as language discrimination in a predominantly Anglophone society.  

Founded in April 2021, FrancoNoir.e is a Black employee group in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) dedicated to addressing the challenges and
employment barriers facing Black communities in the OPS, while advocating for a more inclusive and tolerant Francophone community within a more equitable Ontario.  
 
FrancoNoir.e, which means Black Francophone, is gender-neutral and refers to any Black individuals identified as Francophones based on the Government of Ontario's "Inclusive Definition of Francophones (IDF)." 
 

Our Vision

To establish a more vibrant and inclusive Francophone community in the Ontario Public Service (OPS), thereby contributing to a more equitable Ontario for generations to come. 

 

Racism separates, but it never liberates. Hatred generates fear, and fear once given a foothold; binds, consumes and imprisons. Nothing is gained from prejudice. No one benefits from racism.

Thurgood Marshall 

Our Mission

  • To  build a stronger, more inclusive and supportive Black Francophone community in the OPS and Ontario

  • To create and support pathways to diversify the OPS to better reflect the community it serves and to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the Black population

  • To promote the French language through the lens of bilingualism, thereby  fostering and advancing linguistic duality

  • To celebrate and promote Black Francophone culture, achievements and diversity.

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 Objectives

  • To create and maintain a safe platform where everyone can work together to advance social, educational, linguistic and cultural cooperation

  • To contribute to the progress already made towards a more equitable and representative OPS and as a result a more equitable Ontario.

Happy Family

It is not a liberty of circumstance, conceded to us alone, that we wish; it is the adoption absolute of the principle that no man born, red, black or white, can be the property of his fellow man.      

Toussaint Louverture