Canada: Agreement on Expansion of Ecole Allain St-Cyr in Yellowknife

Stan and Sandy Anonby stan-sandy_anonby at
Wed Dec 6 00:33:29 UTC 2006

First? There is/was one in Hay River, NWT in the 1990's. Mme Bergeron was 
one of the teachers.


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From: "Harold F. Schiffman" <haroldfs at>
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Subject: Canada: Agreement on Expansion of Ecole Allain St-Cyr in 

> DECEMBER 2, 2006 - 15:00 ET
> Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories Announce Agreement on
> Expansion of Ecole Allain St-Cyr in Yellowknife
> Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and
> Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages, and the Honourable
> Charles Dent, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment for the
> Northwest Territories, today announced the signing of a bilateral
> agreement concerning the expansion of the Ecole Allain St-Cyr in
> Yellowknife. The Ecole Allain St-Cyr, the first Francophone school in the
> Territories, currently has an enrolment of about 150 students from grades
> 1 to 9. The French school board expects that the expansion of the school
> will enable it to accommodate more than 250 elementary and high school
> students.
> "Canada's new Government is proud to contribute to a project that will
> give more young people in Yellowknife the opportunity to receive
> high-quality education in French," said Minister Verner. "By supporting
> the Ecole Allain St-Cyr, the Government is proving that it is committed to
> promoting the vitality of minority-language communities." "I am pleased to
> be working together with the Government of Canada to continue to increase
> our capacity to offer high-quality education in French to our Francophone
> community," said Minister Dent.
> The agreement, negotiated under the Minority-Language Education component
> of the Development of Official-Language Communities program, provides for
> $1.3 million in funding over two years from the Government of Canada, as
> well as almost $2.5 million from the Government of the Northwest
> Territories. Last March, the two governments also signed an agreement on
> minority-language education and second-language learning that provides for
> $9.5 million in funding over four years. For more information on federal,
> provincial, and territorial agreements in the field of education, please
> visit the Canadian Heritage website at www.canadian
> This news release is available on the Internet at
> under Media Room.
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