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Our Mandate

The Francophone Society’s mandate is to promote, represent and defend French language and culture in Greater Victoria. It supports the French-speaking community through local partnerships and through services which respond to the needs of its members.

Our Team

The Francophone Society relies on a permanent staff of three employees who have the French community at heart.

Casey Edmonds

Casey Edmunds
Executive Director

Originally from Victoria, Casey is passionate about community development in French through his many contributions to organiszations such as Francophonie jeunesse de l’Alberta (Alberta Youth Association) and the Canadian Francophone Games. Casey hopes to inspire a new vibe at the Francophone Society through his innovative ideas and abundant creativity.

Catherine Lefebvre

Catherine Lefebvre
Communications Director

Catherine is fascinated by all forms of artistic and cultural expression. In order to better uderstand her passion, she pursued a Bachelors of Art in Communication at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Beautiful things grab her attention: original ideas, large projects and unique experiences.

Myriam Hug

Myriam Hug
Operations Director

Graduate in Kineseology from the University de Sherbrooke in Québec, Myriam is alwas searching for new challenges, which is what brought her to the Society. Passionate about sports, outdoors and discovery, Victoria was a perfect sport for her. She brings with her a multitude of experiences from the Canada Games in Red Deer and the Canadian Francophone Games. She looks forward to organizing many fun-filled activities for everyone.

Board of Directors
2020–2022

The Board of Directors ensures the Society respects its mandate and objectives, as well as be responsible for the Society’s fiscal management. Members are elected at the Annual General Meeting for a period of 2 years. Interested in joining the board? Announcements will be done on the blog and through our social media platforms.

Frédérique D Bouchard

Frédérique D Bouchard
President

Energetic, positive and a nature-lover, I joined the board because of my passion for my own cultural growth as well as that of my community.

“We only see well with the heart. The most important things are invisible to the eyes.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Suzanne Robillard

Suzanne Robillard
Vice-President

Resourceful, curious and enthousiastic, I’m involved in the Society to broaden my knowledge and connection with the French-speaking community in Victoria. I’m hoping to better understand the challenges in various sectors of my community and have fun planning community events for everyone.

“I am not in the habit of asserting myself with certainty after only one or two observations.” — Andreas Vesalius

Maël Cormier

Maël Cormier
Treasurer

Perservering, creative and generous, I joined the board to grow and help enrich this beautiful and vibrant community!

“The most wonderful journeys are the ones we have yet to take.” — Loïck Peyron, skipper

Marie-Louise Ladigue

Marie-Louise Ladigue
Secretary

Caring, professional and athletic, it’s because of the contributions of many French-speakers who live in Victoria that we have access to French services in Canada. Nothing is ever taken for granted, and a minority, we must remain mobilized. This is one of the Society’s roles, to mobilize and gather, and I am happy to take part!

“Help yourself and the skies will help you.”

Diane Campeau

Diane Campeau
Director

I consider myself as passionate and involved, and reconciliation is important to me. I joined the board so as to contribute to the francophone milieu and learn more about the French-speaking community in Victoria.

“I’ve travelled thousands of pages searching to know, but it was there right under my feet.” — Diane Campeau

Jean-Marc Lemaire

Jean-Marc Lemaire
Director

Creative, curious and an adventurer, I joined the board in order to contribute to the devlopement and growth of the Francophone community. I hope to bring vision and my knowledge in graphic design and photography in programming new activities at the Society.

“They did not know it was impossible, so they did it.” — Mark Twain

Virginie Raimbaud

Virginie Raimbaud
Director

Benevolent, sincere and innovative, as a newcomer to Canada, I hope to contribute in gathering new francophones and long-term residents to create a stronger community.

“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” — Oscar Wilde

Aude Gueveneu

Aude Gueveneu
Director

Creative, passionate and disruptive, I joined the board to become involved in the welcoming French community. I hope to contribute my expertise and vision in graphic design and media in order to support the Society’s transition. I’m currently working with staff on the new branding and other comunication tools.

“I’d rather have remorse than regret.” — Oscar Wilde

Did You Know?

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New members

136

New members in 2020

Le Réverbère

42

Volumes of le Réverbère

Coffee coffee coffee

78

Coffees per week drunk by the team

Our Partners

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