Welcome to Ontario’s French-language education website, and welcome to Ontario! In this section, you will find useful information regarding Ontario’s French-language education network and its services.
While this requires a lot of effort, these challenges also represent necessary steps to help you get integrated into your chosen community.
The governments of Canada and Ontario offer a wide variety of resources to help you find the information you need and ease your adaptation process.
Regardless of where you come from, you will find useful information on our website about the education system in Ontario and, more specifically, about French-language education.
The French-language education network has an excellent reputation. It offers a continuum of learning from early years to postsecondary education including, training programs.
French-language schools encourage applications from families that are new to Ontario.
Constantly striving to be welcoming and inclusive, all French-language education school boards have reviewed their admission policy in 2009 as follows:
For more information, please refer to the section "Admission Criteria". You may also consult the documentation: French-Language Schools Open Doors to New Students, available in the following eight languages:
French-language education in Ontario is a leading organization renowned for its innovative programs and services. To facilitate the intergration of students and their families, the following services and resources are available.
Curriculum : Actualisation linguistique en français (ALF)
This program is intended for students enrolled in French-language schools who speak little or no French. Based on their particular needs, these students receive individual instruction.
Programme d’appui aux nouveaux arrivants (PANA)
PANA is designed for newly arrived students and allows them to familiarize themselves with their new environment: It introduces them to Canadian society and addresses their individual needs in terms of writing, reading and speaking skills.
Settlement Workers in Schools
This program, which is available in some French-language elementary and secondary schools, places settlement workers in schools to greet and assist newcomers and their children. The work carried out by SWIS is intended to ease the integration and full development of newcomers.