What is a monument to the francophonie?
Ontarian monuments to la Francophonie are historic parks that typically feature a large Franco-Ontarian flag surrounded by granite plaques that showcase francophone contributions to the development and prosperity of Ontario.
There are monuments to la Francophonie all over the province.
The Assemblée de la Francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) has created a Guide : Les Monuments de la francophonie de l’Ontario [Guide: Monuments to Ontario’s Francophonie] that offers suggestions to help communities plan for monuments of their own. However, each individual project is under the control of the community, not the AFO. The community is in charge of the project and owns the monument once it has been built.
Monuments to la Francophonie are outdoor francophone spaces that are open to everyone. They belong to the community.
Why build a monument?
– Mutual support and respect
This project was initiated by Alain Vachon. Any community or community group interested in building a monument in their region can use this website’s promotional tools and guidance to ensure the success of their monument.