The Coopérative d’intégration francophone (CIF) de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard is organizing the FrancoFestival, July 17th, on Victoria Row in Downtown Charlottetown. This free family event will be taking place from 12:30 to 8 p.m.

The Cooperative d’integration francophone de l’Ile-du-Prince-Edouard (CIF) is pleased to announce the arrival of a new member of their team. Kévin Lair is a volunteer with the International Civic Service Commitment program in France and will be on the Island for a year.  He joined the staff as its communications assistant on Monday, June 13.

WELLINGTON, May 5, 2016 - For nearly a year now, farmers on PEI have an alternative source to find skilled labour.  AgriInterCulture, a pilot project created by the Cooperative d’integration francophone de l’IPE (CIF), recruits workers from countries where French is an official language, as well as other parts of Canada.  

SUMMERSIDE, April 7, 2016 – La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is pleased to announce that its information pamphlet is now available in Arabic in order to facilitate the integration in Prince Edward Island of immigrants speaking that language.

The Destination Acadie event will be held in France, Belgium and Morocco, from April 9 to 17

SUMMERSIDE, April 2, 2016 – The Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) will be taking part in Destination Acadie’s business, education and settlement fair from April 9 to 17 in an effort to attract Francophone immigrants to Prince Edward Island. The CIF will be attending the fair in Brussels, Paris, Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakesh. The Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (RDÉE Î.-P.-É.) will be joining the fair in Brussels and Paris to discuss business opportunities in the province.

WELLINGTON, March 30, 2016 – A year ago, the Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) announced its new AgriInterCulture (AIC) project, a recruitment program that matches students or graduates in agriculture, aquaculture or forestry with businesses in the province. Over the next few weeks, information sessions on this program will be offered to interested employers at Rural Action Centres throughout PEI.

Debbie Rousselle-Montgomery, left, from the Centre d’éducation chrétienne, Raymond J. Arsenault from RDÉE PEI and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce and Velma Robichaud from the Wellington Rural Action Cenetre are discussing details of the information sessions on welcoming Syrian refugees, planned for Jan. 11 and 12.

ABRAM-VILLAGE – Dec. 23, 2015 – Knowing that hundreds of Syrian refugees will soon be settling on the Island, PEI’s Acadian and francophone community wants to know what it can do to help greet and integrate these newcomers into society. Some groups and families are even interested in sponsoring one or more of these refugee families.

Several organizations from the Island’s French-speaking community, including the Coopérative d’intégration francophone (CIF), RDÉE Prince Edward Island and the Centre d’éducation chrétienne, have therefore joined forces to host two public information sessions specifically on this topic. The issue will be looked at from economic, social and Christian perspectives.

The first session will be held Monday, Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the theatre at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown. The second session will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Centre scolaire-communautaire Évangéline in Abram-Village. Snacks will be served.