Welcome to RIFCB (BC Francophone Immigration Network)
Francophone Immigration Networks are IRCC-funded multi-stakeholder immigration partnerships. These networks convene Francophone settlement service providers and a wide range of community partners in order to foster the capacity of Canada’s Francophone minority communities to welcome, settle and fully integrate French-speaking newcomers into Canadian society.
The BC Francophone Immigration Network (RIFCB) is 33-member strong and convenes 13 different sectors, from pre-arrival to in-country settlement services, to education in French, early childhood, access to healthcare, employment services, arts and culture, and much more.
What we do
Our main missions are to:
- Ensure cooperation and promote partnerships with stakeholders from various sectors—community, private, parapublic and government
- Identify needs, gaps and assets of the community and newcomers with respect to the various stages of the immigration continuum
- Develop an Action Plan on Francophone Immigration to deal with the needs, gaps and assets identified and guide the national Francophone immigration priorities
● Raise awareness, mobilize and support communities and partners in the implementation of the Action Plan on Francophone Immigration
In addition to convening a wide range of community stakeholders, building partnerships and coordinating yearly activities such as National Francophone Immigration Week, we also:
- Raise awareness about BC’s Francophone community and the services it offers to French-speaking newcomers
- Work on consolidating, together with our member organizations, a Francophone integration pathway spanning from pre-arrival to citizenship through linkages between French-speaking newcomers and BC’s Francophone community, and the delivery of quality settlement services “by and for Francophones”
- Coordinate, at a provincial level, the Welcoming Francophone Community initiative in Prince George
How can we collaborate?
RIFCB collaborates with a number of partners and settlement sector stakeholders in areas such as:
- Access to Francophone settlement and community services
- Client referrals
- Supporting joint community initiatives and outreach to the Francophone community