What are x-Forums?
x-Forums are local events that bring together students from Grade 7 to 12 enrolled in French as a second language, and French as a first language programs. Their main objective is the promotion of bilingualism and/or linguistic duality.
They are independently organized by volunteers, and come from local initiatives in the communities. The x-Forums are unique in their programs and formats, but share the following intentions:
- Deliver an inspiring and motivational message about Canadian bilingualism
- Give youth an opportunity to play an active role
- Create a positive environment in which every student feels at ease speaking French
Who can organize an x-Forum?
Anyone who has obtained an x-Forum Permit (see below), and meets the following criteria:
- Adheres to the French for the Future mission
- Has bilingualism, French language, and francophone cultures at heart
- Desires to share their passion with the youth of their city.
How do you organize an x-Forum?
To organize an x-Forum in your city, you must apply for an x-Forum Permit. A Permit is valid for an event only, in the city for which you have applied.
The application consists of a project submission form, a Rules and Regulations document to be signed, and an application for funding (optional). Applications must be submitted by completing the online form no later than 3 months before the scheduled date of your event.
Once you have been granted a permit, you are granted the title of x-Forum Authorized Organizer, and can begin or continue planning your x-Forum, while benefiting from our support.
What kind of support can I receive for my x-Forum?
You can include a funding application to your x-Forum Permit Application to obtain financial support from us.
In addition, as an x-Forum Authorized Organizer, you will have access to a toolkit to help you plan your event.
Finally, we are available by email or phone to answer your questions to ensure the success of your x-Forum!
For more information about this program, please contact Geneviève Gobeil, Program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.