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The CIF is an organization that welcomes French speaking newcomers and helps them get settled in Prince Edward Island. We also organize activities to raise awareness about cultural diversity. CIF is in charge of  the francophone population growth dossier for the Acadian and Francophone Community of PEI.
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.

Request for proposals: Filming and editing of 8 to 10 short videos on the subject of French education and resources available to anglophone parents

ABRAM-VILLAGE - Nov. 27, 2015 - Through the French theatrical play "Mon prochain, mon voisin", 10 teenaged students from Evangeline School will open an important discussion on the theme of racism, thereby allowing the young actors to directly address their peers.

WELLINGTON (PE), November 17, 2015 – The Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is pleased to announce that Noëlla Richard has been hired as their new Special Projects Coordinator. She will be working on AgriInterCulture, a project matching workers to Island farms, and the brand new Parents Plus program. Noëlla officially began working in this new position on October 26.

SUMMERSIDE, October 15, 2015 – The third annual National Francophone Immigration Week will be held from November 1 to 7, 2015. A number of fun, free activities are planned for PEI’s Acadian and Francophone population. The week will officially kick off at 3:30 p.m. on November 1, 2015, at the Centre Belle-Alliance in Summerside, where, as a new tradition, an employer will be honoured for championing cultural diversity in their organization.
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CHARLOTTETOWN, September 2, 2015 – The Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is pleased to announce the return, for the second year, of the free Conversation Circles to help newcomers to the province improve their French skills.

ROSE VALLEY, PEI, July 21, 2015 – Last February, the Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) announced its new AgriInterCulture project, a recruitment program that matches agriculture students or graduates with farmers in the province. The CIF is pleased to announce the first pairing between Ana Lerchs Salazar from Belgium and the Olde MacKenzie Farm in Rose Valley.

SUMMERSIDE, le 26 juin 2015 – The Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) presented the results of its productive year to members at the annual general meeting (AGM), on May 27 at the Centre Belle-Alliance in Summerside. The organization’s executive committee members were elected on June 24 at a Board of Directors meeting.

CHARLOTTETOWN, June 22, 2015 – The Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Î.-P.-É. (CIF) invites the Francophones and Francophiles of Greater Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island to a French-style family barbecue to celebrate Bastille Day on July 12, from noon to 4:00, at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown.

CHARLOTTETOWN (PEI), March 23, 2015 – A second round table on Francophone immigration was held on March 12, in Charlottetown, as part of the Rendez-vous de la francophonie. The first discussion took place last fall. These round table discussions provide the opportunity for French-speaking newcomers to freely share with the host community the struggles and successes they experienced becoming part of their adopted province.

CHARLOTTETOWN (PEI), March 12, 2015 – The Coopérative d'intégration francophone (CIF) is pleased to announce that Dottie Daly has joined its team as the Settlement and Community Outreach Coordinator for Eastern PEI.

Alison WalshSUMMERSIDE (PEI), February 13, 2015 – Last week, the Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) announced AgriInterCulture, its new project that matches students and graduates in agricultural studies from France and Belgium with farmers in the province. The CIF is pleased to announce that Alison Walsh has been hired to manage the project.

A presentation for farmers will be held February 12 in Charlottetown

SUMMERSIDE (PEI), February 3, 2015 – The Coopérative d'Intégration Francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is pleased to announce its new project, AgriInterCulture, in which students or young graduates in agricultural studies are recruited and matched with farmers in the province.

SUMMERSIDE (PEI), February 2, 2015 –Throughout February, the Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Î.-P.-É. (CIF) will highlight Black History Month with a series of four articles, with one published every Wednesday in the French weekly newspaper La Voix acadienne. The CIF is publishing these articles to inform the Acadian and Francophone community of Prince Edward Island about historical moments in Black immigration to Canada.

Agri-Inter-Culture is a project led by the Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard. This recruitment initiative aims to match young Francophone workers from outside the country with employers from the province's agricultural sector. The project is a means of contributing to the economic development of Prince Edward Island's agricultural industry by providing local farmers with a better labour supply (qualified and via internships). It is also a way for the Acadian and Francophone community to welcome young foreigners (qualified workers or students seeking internships) to spend 3 to 24 months in our province.

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