As part of its continued commitment to the growth of the province’s francophone communities, the Government of Ontario is inviting nominations for the 2022 Ontario Francophonie Awards.

The awards celebrate outstanding contributions to the social, economic, and cultural life of Ontario’s francophone community. They recognize the best of Ontario’s French-speaking community, including thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, volunteers, community workers, and changemakers.

“In recent months especially, we’ve seen the importance of people’s dedication to the well-being and vitality of their communities,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs. “Previous award winners have featured cultural, educational, legal and youth advocates. This year, the Ontario Francophonie Awards will again pay tribute to exceptional Ontarians making a difference and propelling our society forward.”

Three awards will be given during Francophonie Month in March 2022: one in the Francophone category, one in the Francophile category, and one to a Francophone or Francophile aged 25 or under.

The deadline for nominations is November 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET. Award ceremony details will be announced in early 2022.

The Ontario Francophonie Awards were created in 2006 to mark the 20th anniversary of the French Language Services Act. More than 1.5 million Ontarians speak French—the largest French-speaking population in Canada outside of Québec.

More information on the Ontario Francophonie Award can be found online though this link. Here is a link to the Nomination form.