Francophone Consultation Report


The East Algoma Community Futures Development Corporation (EACFDC) is a successful business development corporation, one of 24 CFDCs supported in Northern Ontario by Industry Canada through FedNor. We work closely with local Municipalities, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to develop the regional economy at the grass roots level and are involved in business counselling and small business loans for area entrepreneurs as well as regional and community strategic planning.

In 2011 the East Algoma CFDC sought proposals from interested parties to conduct an outreach consultation with the area’s Francophone community to ensure that their priorities are understood and communicated in any regional planning efforts. Gingras and Associates were chosen as the firm to conduct this outreach. Working with regional partners that are part of the Francophone community, they were able to consult with over 100 individuals to better understand their issues.

The attached document is the result of the outreach consultations. The East Algoma CFDC is pleased to share the report with area partners and hope you find it useful in your regional work. We would also like to thank the Club Richelieu de Blind River, RAFO and Club des Ainés l'Étoile d'Or in Elliot Lake for all of their assistance in hosting and organising consultation meetings.

This project was funded by FedNor’s Economic Development Initiative (EDI) and by the East Algoma Community Futures Development Corporation.

To view the Francophone Consultation Report, please click here.