The Provincial Francophone Committee

About Us

The Provincial Francophone Committee (PFC) empowers its members through education by developing and promoting programs that encourage Francophones to participate in union activities.  The Committee aims to increase awareness and understanding of Francophone issues throughout the membership in all Francophone communities across the province.  It also promotes the use of Canada’s two official languages while respecting their linguistic and cultural differences.

Terms of Reference

This is a description of the purpose and structure of the Provincial Francophone Committee (PFC).  It outlines information on general aims and functions of the committee, how meetings are conducted, how finances are monitored, and the roles and responsibilities of all elected representatives.
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Committee Members 2015 - 2017

PFC 2015-2017

Left to right: André Savoie, Elsa Linton, France Fortin, Jennie Miller, Dan Brisson, Paulette Gagné, Serge Valcourt

Region 1

Local 109
André Savoie
Home: (226) 289-3647
Cell: (519) 520-4116
E-mail: [email protected]

Region 2

Local 211
Sylvie Valcourt
Cell: (905) 964-4405
E-mail: [email protected]

Region 3

Local 320
Elsa Linton
Cell: (705) 774-4666
E-mail: [email protected]

Region 4

Local 426
France Fortin, Secretary/Treasurer
Cell: (613) 307-1597
E-mail: [email protected]

Region 5

Local 503
Jennie Miller, Vice-Chair
E-mail: [email protected]

Region 6

Local 672
Dan Brisson, Chair
Cell: (705) 698-7489
E-mail: [email protected]

Region 7

Local 736
Paulette Gagné
Cell: (807) 621-1958
E-mail: [email protected]

Our History

The Provincial Francophone Committee was first mandated at the 2011 OPSEU Convention as a result of a constitutional amendment.  The amendment read: “There shall be a Provincial Francophone Committee, composed of one member from each Region, to be elected at the regular biennial Regional election meetings.”

The Provincial Francophone Committee needs you…

Dear Francophone members, we need to make connections with each other, connections between Francophones in each of the seven regions of OPSEU and connections between each of these regions.  To assume its role and fulfill its mandate, the OPSEU Provincial Francophone Committee needs to know you and to be able to communicate with you.

We would appreciate it if you could send us your name and e-mail address, along with the number of your local.  Could you also please forward this request to other francophone members of your local?

Our e-mail address is: [email protected]

Download Brief History of the Francophone Committee

Publication Date: 

Monday, May 11, 2015 (All day)