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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.
October 30, 2013 -  La Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is proud to announce its participation in the very first National Francophone Immigration Week this November 3 to 9, themed L'immigration francophone, une diversité qui nous unit (Francophone immigration, diversity that brings us together).

An initiative of the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA), this week-long celebration aims to promote Francophone immigration and diversity in Canada's Francophone and Acadian communities. The initiative was launched last year in Atlantic Canada with Francophone Immigration Week in the Atlantic Region. The event was such a resounding success that it will be celebrated from coast to coast for the first time in 2013.

This year, thanks to an initiative of the Société Nationale de l'Acadie (SNA), each Atlantic province nominated a Champion of Francophone Immigration for the duration of the National Francophone Immigration Week. On Prince Edward Island, the Champion was selected via a province-wide contest organized by the CIF. The CIF is pleased to announce that Gregory Urier, originally from France and living in Prince Edward Island since May 2012, will be the Champion of Immigration for the 2013 edition. He is currently the Assistant Director and Community and Cultural Development Officer at the Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown.

The CIF and its partners are organizing several free activities throughout the province during National Francophone Immigration Week.

La CIf a participé à une cérémonie de citoyenneté le 23 octobre dernier à Stratford. 42 nouveaux citoyens ont été assermentés. Cette journée spéciale comportait également une activité de discussion, organisée par le comité provincial de l'Institut de la citoyenneté canadienne, dont la coordonnatrice provinciale de la CIF fait partie. Pour plus d'information sur l'ICC, visitez www.icc-icc.ca. Des photos de la journée sont également disponibles sur notre galerie photo.

SUMMERSIDE (PEI) October 3, 2013 – At a press conference today at the Centre Belle-Alliance in Summerside, the Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) unveiled its new brand image that includes a new logo and website.

"We decided to create a new image for the CIF to better reflect what our community has to offer to future French-speaking immigrants. The new logo has a lighthouse that serves as a guide, Confederation Bridge that links the Island to the rest of the world and the Acadian colours that call to mind the importance of integrating immigrants into the host community," confirmed CIF President Edmond Richard.

The CIF also took the opportunity to introduce its new website, now with a catchier address: www.tonile.ca. "The new bilingual website will be easier to navigate for Francophones wanting to settle in Prince Edward Island. It also includes important information for the host community, employers and institutions, such as our activity calendar, our news and the partnership application forms for awareness-raising activities," added Provincial Coordinator Jacinthe Lemire. The former address (www.cifipe.ca) will remain active and will redirect internet users to the new address.

The CIF invites islanders and current and future Francophone immigrants to visit our new website where they will find, among other features, an information section on the Working Holiday Program and a section on the services offered to newcomers and the host community.
SUMMERSIDE, (PEI) October 3, 2013 – The Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) announced its new projects for this fall at a press conference at the Centre Belle-Alliance in Summerside. One of the new aims is to increase promotion to attract young people from France and Belgium to come to Prince Edward Island through the Working Holiday Program (PVT in French). The CIF will also take part in the Destination Canada Job Fair in France and Belgium in November and in National Francophone Immigration Week from November 3 to 9.

SUMMERSIDE (PEI) October 3, 2013 –The Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) recently confirmed two new partnership. It signed a memorandum of understanding with the RDÉE Prince Edward Island (the francophone economic development council of PEI) and became partners with the Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. to offer its new French language assessment services.

Summerside (PEI) September 20, 2013 - The Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is pleased to announce a free French language assessment service for immigrants living in Prince Edward Island who have received permanent resident status. The location will be determined according to the resident's means of transportation and the region in which he or she lives.

This project has been developed in collaboration with the Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. Hélène Duranleau-Reid, an experienced teacher of French as an additional language, followed a training course at the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) and is the only CCLB certified assessor for French language in Prince Edward Island.

On July 14— Bastille Day, the French national celebration—the Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIFÎPE) organized a French-themed family barbecue for the Francophone community in Greater Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island. The event, which took place at the Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown, was the first of its kind in Prince Edward Island. Eighty people took part in the fun, making it a genuine success!

A range of traditional French foods were served to the sounds of Mario Robichaud's music, brining French song to the event as well. The younger crowd enjoyed fair games and other activities for little ones organized by Cap Enfant.

The Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is proud to announce that its funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has been confirmed for the next three years, for a total of $620,827. The Office of Immigration, Settlement and Population (OISP) also confirmed its funding of $85,000 for 2013-2014.

(This press release is available in French only)

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C'est le 28 mai dernier que La Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) tenait une assemblée générale spéciale (AGS), suivie de son assemblée générale annuelle (AGA) au Centre Belle-Alliance à Summerside.

C'est lors de l'AGS que les membres ont apporté quelques changements mineurs aux statuts et règlements de la CIF. Le changement le plus important était l'élimination des frais d'adhésion à la coopérative.

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