Au cœur du développement économique francophone depuis plus de 65 ans!
At the heart of francophone economic development for over 65 years!
205 - 1440 9th
Regina, SK S4R 8B1
Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan
Avenue North, suite 205
Regina, SK S4R 8B1
Coordination: Catheline d’Auteuil
Writing and editing: Catheline d’Auteuil
Translation: Joanne Bonneville
Graphic Design: InfoGraphiques – Nathalie Franck
The Fransaskois community plays a vital role in the economic growth of the province.
The CCS contributes to the viable, sustainable and innovative economic development of
the Fransaskois community through tools, expertise and knowledge.
As a leader in economic development, the CCS is committed to offering programs and
a) Help the Fransaskois community implement diversiﬁed economic development
strategies and initiatives
b) Provide support for community economic development
c) Support the creation and expansion of Francophone cooperatives and businesses
d) Facilitate networking and the promotion of Fransaskois economic stakeholders
Amadou Djigo – President
Jean Fouillard – Vice-president
Monique Lafrenière – Secretary
Annette Labelle – Treasurer
Raymond D. Lepage – Administrator
Ron Wassill – Administrator
Jean Marc Lepage – Administrator
Robert Lalonde – Administrator
Gaston de la Sablonnière – Administrator
Robert Therrien – Excutive Director
Kouamé N’Goandi – Manager - Accountability
Manon Guy – Administrative Assistant - Accountant
Catheline d’Auteuil – Communications Coordinator
Mélissa Bouffard – Projects and Communications Analyst*
Economic Development Advisors
Jean de Dieu Ndayahundwa
Anne Yvette Sibomana*
Young Canada Works
Papi Tshiswaka – Prinicipal Coordinator
Alexandra Komoé – Regional Coordinator
Célia Michaud – Regional Coordinator*
Félicité Nibogora – Coordinator - Economic Integration of Francophone Immigrants
I eagerly accepted the position of President of the Board of the Conseil de la Coopération
de la Saskatchewan for 2013-2014. As President, I would describe the past year as one of
action. I would note that, in carrying out their daily work, the eight businesses who received
2013 BRAVO Business Awards in Regina in 2013 are contributing to the current economic
growth of our province.
As a leader in economic development in Saskatchewan, the CCS has always been committed to
providing programs and services to support our communities and to assist and support business
people in their work on projects related to the economy. We will continue to take the lead
on important ﬁles and to play a major role in the economic development of our Francophone
challenges, which the CCS has been able to meet. A concrete example of this is the “Êtes-vous
business?” project, which has been a success since its inception. In the interest of contributing
to the development of tourism, we are working on a geocaching and an economuseum project.
More than mere words, the memorandum of agreement signed by the CCS and the ACF is the
result of our common desire to work together on the global development of the Fransaskois
community, to share a common vision, and to attain meaningful results, while supporting each
other in our respective roles.
While we are continuing to successfully meet the challenges associated with important issues,
new projects are in development for next year.All of this is made possible by our funding agencies,
such as Western Economic Diversiﬁcation Canada (WD), Employment and Social Development
Canada (ESDC), formerly Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Canadian Heritage
(PCH), and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). We thank them for their support.
Thank you for the conﬁdence that you have shown me in my term as President of the Conseil
de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan. I would like to thank the members of the board for their
support and their unfailing commitment to the matters for which we are responsible. I would be
remiss if I did not thank our Executive Director, Robert Therrien, and all the staff of the Conseil de
la Coopération de la Saskatchewan, without whom the challenges could not have been met.
Continuity and preparation for the coming years marked the 2013-2014 year for the CCS.
We have always offered a range of services and programs to the Fransaskois community. Our
areas of intervention continue to be support for the development of entrepreneurship, advisory
services to businesses, community economic development, and support for labour market
development. In preparation for the coming years, the CCS carried out three studies last year:
one on the potential for developing an economuseum network in the province; one on the
development of a geocaching project in the province; and another on strategies for attracting
Francophone immigrant investors. Among other things, these studies provided us with directions
for follow-up in various areas, which you will ﬁnd in our annual programming.
In 2012-2013, the CCS worked with the ACF and the Institut français to conduct a community
consultation process. In spite of our efforts, very little was clearly identiﬁed during these
consultations with respect to economic development in our communities. To learn more,
in the communities of Ponteix, Regina, and Zenon Park. These assessments allowed people in
these regions to thoroughly analyze their current situation and to look ahead to the coming
years. The CCS intends to follow up with these communities in the months and years ahead.
community, several members of the Réseau d’immigration francophone (RIF) (Francophone
Immigration Network) in Saskatchewan provide programs and services. For the last three
years, the CCS has been offering a variety of programs and services to facilitate the economic
integration of newcomers. Our job fair format was so popular that our Anglophone counterparts
in immigration services decided to offer the same kind of program.This means that we, the CCS,
will have to be creative in order to increase the services we offer to these clients.
There is growing recognition that we must constantly modify what we are doing to be as effective
as possible in delivering services to our community. One of the ﬁrst things we need is to be
more aware of the trends and the opportunities before us. For this reason, we have begun to do
research and to publish data on the provincial economy and on sectors that hold promise for the
future. Our community must put itself in a position to provide (Francophone) added value to
the majority community.
The CCS was able to meet the various challenges it faced during the year and to achieve positive
results. We acknowledge with gratitude the funding provided by our principal funding agencies
(WD,ESDC, CIC, and PCH). I would also acknowledge the contribution and continuing dedication
of the members of our board and all the staff of the CCS. May the economic prosperity of our
community continue for many years to come!
Thank you to everyone. Enjoy reading the report!
The aim of business services provided by the CCS is to stimulate the creation, development,
and growth of Francophone businesses in Saskatchewan. To see that these activities that make
Francophone economic development in the province possible are carried out, seven economic
development ofﬁcers (EDO) have the task of providing services and support to businesses. For
2013-2014, these ofﬁcers were: Ildephonse Bigirimana, Robert Carignan, Gérald Gareau, Cécile
LeBlanc-Turner, Sylvain Lejeune, Jean de Dieu Ndayahundwa and Anne Yvette Sibomana.
During 2013-2014, there were 146 interventions carried out with individuals and business
people in the Fransaskois community. These included assistance with the development of
business, marketing, and promotional plans, and with loan applications, business incorporation or
registration procedures, strategic planning and searches for information.
These interventions by CCS economic development ofﬁcers make it possible to create, maintain,
and even expand businesses, in addition to encouraging the growth of the labour market related
to such economic development.
Funding Agencies: WD, ESDC
“The Debden Heritage Manor
development committee has
had the pleasure of working
development ofﬁcer for the
Conseil de la Coopération de
la Saskatchewan (CCS), for
twelve years, doing research,
planning, creating a business
plan, doing projections and
marketing, in an effort to
build and open our retirement
home for senior citizens.
We really hope to be able
to continue working with
Gérald on marketing, policies
and procedures, contracts,
and many other matters
related to the home, and also
for all our future projects
– Philbert Demers, Past
President, Debden Heritage
BRAVO Business Awards
The winner of the Castor (Beaver) was announced on Saturday, June 8, at an awards banquet
held at the Travelodge in Regina. Claire Bélanger-Parker, owner of Management Group Inc./
Groupe Gestion CNT Inc., and winner of the Castor, was warmly applauded by the crowd of
around one hundred people.
Ms Bélanger-Parker was very moved when she came forward to accept the Castor from Sylvia
Kreutzer, owner of Over the Hill Orchards and previous winner of the award in 2011. In her
speech, Ms Bélanger-Parker said that she was “very surprised to receive this award because
there were other very good businesses in the competition. It is a very great honour to receive
Two other trophies were also awarded, in the “Service Sector” and “Micro-Enterprise” categories.
Management Group Inc./Groupe Gestion CNT Inc. was awarded the Service Sector trophy, and
Dan’s Flying Service received the Micro-Enterprise trophy.
All eight ﬁnalists received a certiﬁcate in recognition of their
nominations for the 2013 BRAVO Business Awards – 4th
Other businesses nominated in the Service Sector category
were the Bouquinerie Gravel Bookstore, Saskatoon Home Pools
(1985)Inc., and UltraSafe Water Solutions; in the Micro-Enterprise
category, the nominees were Cherlock and Safe, Complexio
Services, and Paquet. ca – Solutions Web Inc.
Funding Agencies: WD, ESDC
Claire Bélanger-Parker, owner of
Management Group Inc./Groupe Gestion CNT Inc.,
winner of the 2013 Castor
In October 2013, the CCS launched a program for the display of “Bienvenue” (Welcome) decals
to promote the provision of services in French in Saskatchewan. Initially, the program was aimed
at those involved in tourism.
Continued economic growth, together with a low rate of unemployment in Saskatchewan, are
attracting people from everywhere to the province.The number of Francophones coming to settle
in Saskatchewan is also on the rise and the need for services in French is growing considerably.
This is what has motivated the CCS to expand this program, beginning in the 2014-2015 ﬁscal
year, to include all businesses and institutions in all social and economic sectors.
Three decals have been created, to correspond to different levels
of French. The blue decal indicates that French is always spoken;
the green decal indicates that French is spoken on request; and,
the yellow decal indicates that French is promoted, in other words,
that there is information and advertizing available in French (written,
visual, or web site).
The ultimate goal of the CCS is to have a complete directory of
French-language services offered throughout the province. On
March 31, 2014, at the close of the 2013-2014 ﬁscal year, the
CCS had signed 42 memoranda of agreement under the display
of Bienvenue decals program. The directory will be made widely
available and it will be updated annually.
Funding Agencies / Partner: WD, EDSC,
ECONOMUSEUM Network Society
“I was just curious and, in the end, I wasn’t at all disap-
pointed. I learned a lot. I found the workshops interesting,
I knew something about the topics presented, and I found it
– Josiane Barebereho, Regina participant
In the past, the Êtes-vous business? workshops were offered over a longer period of time
and were of particular interest to potential business people. These people expressed an
interest in having the same type of workshops, in a shorter format. The CCS acted on their
suggestion and, at the same time, decided to offer its workshops on a variety of topics to a
wider audience. Based on comments from participants, the new format is succeeding in meeting
Between September 2013 and
March 2014, ten such workshops
were offered in the communities of
Regina, Saskatoon, and Lloydminster.
The topics selected were: Six Steps
for Starting a Business (in two parts);
Taxation and Operating a Business;
and Analysing and Interpreting Financial
Statements. In all, 75 people were able
to take advantage of the free information
provided at these CCS workshops,
45 in Saskatoon (2 by webinar), 26 in
Regina, and 4 in Lloydminster.
People living outside Regina and Saskatoon expressed an interest in attending workshops given
by the CCS. In response to this demand, the CCS decided to offer two of the four workshops
by webinar, a delivery method it plans to use again next year. When they heard about the new
format, two people from Saskatoon decided to take advantage of it.
The CCS considers the Êtes-vous business project to have been a success in 2013-2014.
Mr Nicodème Ntakaburimo, a workshop participant, “think(s) it’s a good idea for the CCS to
organize workshops like these. It allows people who want to go into business to validate and
enrich what they are doing. In my opinion, these workshops help anyone wanting to start a
business to get a clearer picture so they can decide whether or not to proceed.The CCS provides
them with assistance and support”.
Funding Agencies: WD, EDSC, CIC, Canadian Heritage
Mr Nicodème Ntakaburimvo (far left)
and Anne Yvette Sibomana
from right), EDA, with the
participants at the “Êtes-vous
business?” workshop in Saskatoon
Business Opportunities with the Federal Government
In November 2013 and February 2014, the Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan
(CCS) decided to offer interested business people a workshop on how to do business with the
federal government. Some businesses have the potential to provide the goods and services
the federal government is seeking but they do not know what procedure to follow to respond to
their calls for tender.
With this workshop, businesses receive information that enables them to take the appropriate
steps to make a submission to government purchasers. Tender notices for the procurement
of goods and services can be viewed on a Public Works and Government Services Canada
(PWGSC) web site that is administered by the Ofﬁce of Small and Medium Enterprises and
In all,18 people attended this workshop.While attendance was
low, the workshop was well received. Four people attended
the November 13 workshop in Regina; seven attended the
November 26 workshop in Saskatoon; and seven attended
the February 13 workshop in Prince Albert, as well. All
three workshops were led by Mario Giguère, procurement
ofﬁcer for Public Works and Government Services Canada.
Funding Agencies: WD, EDSC
Workshop – Starting a Family Child Care Home
Early childhood has always been
and continues to be a very active
sector, even more so recently in the
Francophone community. Francophone
early learning centres are having
difﬁculty meeting the growing demand,
particularly in the larger cities like
Regina and Saskatoon.
To remedy the situation, the Conseil de la
Coopération de la Saskatchewan (CCS)
took the initiative of making members
of the Francophone community aware
of the business opportunities available to
them. Opening your own family child care
home can meet two needs: it provides
Francophone child care and it allows you
to be your own boss.
Of course, certain criteria have to be met in order to obtain a licence from the Saskatchewan
Ministry of Education. That is why this workshop to provide people with information on the
procedure they must follow to open their own family child care home was offered three times, on
October 3, 2013, November 14, 2013, and February 21, 2014.
A total of 20 people participated in this workshop. Following the workshops, three people began
the procedure to open their own family child care home, one of which is currently operational.
Funding Agencies: WD, EDSC
“Working with Gérald from the CCS is truly a pleasure. He was very intuitive
in seeing and identifying what I wanted (concept, marketing, etc.) and what
I needed (business plan, projections, etc.) to get my business going. That’s
very practical when you’re starting a business. Working with him is very
motivating. I intend to continue working with the CCS as my business grows and
– Chantées Massages & Reﬂexology, Chantelle Wiebe
Ildephonse Bigirimana, EDA,
leading the workshop in Regina
The goal of job fairs is to establish a network of contacts between employers and immigrant
job seekers so that the newcomers can be integrated into the labour market as quickly as
possible. The key element of these fairs is that they take a proactive approach with employers, in
an effort to make them aware of the opportunities immigrants provide in terms of meeting their
Five fairs were held during 2013-
2014,two in Regina,two in Saskatoon,
and one in Prince Albert. These fairs
were successful because we were
able to work with various partners,
namely, the Assemblée communautaire
fransaskoise (ACF), Can-Sask Career
Employment Services, International
Women of Saskatoon (IWS),Newcomer
Information Centre (NIC), Prince
Albert Multicultural Council, Regina
Immigrant Women Centre (RIWC),
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association
(SIA), Saskatoon Open Door Society
(SODS), The Global Gathering Place,
and the YWCA.
February Job Fair in Saskatoon
In all, 745 people participated in the ﬁve Job Fairs; 375 were women (50%) and 372 were
men (50%). Of the participants, 447 (60%) identiﬁed themselves as permanent residents and
105 (14%) as Canadian citizens. Ninety-two employers attended; 27 of these were there for the
ﬁrst time and 65 had participated in earlier fairs. They came from a variety of sectors, including
insurance, commerce, construction, services, and transportation.
The CCS believes that Job Fairs are essential to the integration of newcomers and in this way,
they contribute to the growth of Saskatchewan businesses and the provincial economy.
Funding Agencies / Partners: WD, ESDC, CID, ACF, IWS, NIC, the Prince Albert Multicultural
Council, RIWC, SIA, SODS, The Global Gathering Place, the City of Saskatoon, and the YWCA.
In my work, I have taken part, with CIME (Centre d’intégration au marché
d’emploi – Centre for integration into the labour market) interns, in two
Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan fairs . At these fairs, the interns
always had an opportunity to meet employers and to offer their services.
Each time, the interns were able to get an interview, and two of them even got
jobs through the fairs.
-Mandickou Ngom – Trainer, CIME Program, Saskatoon
Young Canada Works (YCW)
Young Canada Works in Both Ofﬁcial Languages is a program administered by the CCS
and funded by Canadian Heritage that allows young Canadian students, as well as permanent
residents, between the ages of 16 and 30, to gain practical work experience related to their
ﬁeld of study.
The CCS acts as the delivery agency for the Young Canada Works program in Saskatchewan,
Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
The program is intended for employers in
not-for-proﬁt organizations and the private,
community, and public sectors, who are
interested in hiring students. Employers
are eligible for wage subsidies amounting to
as much as 70% of student salaries.
In 2013-2014, 74 positions were
created overall in the two provinces
and two territories.
Funding Agency: Canadian Heritage
YCW summer student
Community Self-Assessment Meetings
On November 4, 5, and 7 respectively, Regina, Ponteix and Zenon Park were the sites of
community self-assessment meetings to assess the community’s capacity for community
economic development (CED).
Twenty-eight people participated in the exercises in these three Francophone communities.
Participants came from various sectors, depending on the community, and included business
people, community organizations, private citizens, a variety of community leaders (mayor,
councillor, committees), and others (credit union, tourism).
The goal of the exercise was to develop targets to be met in the communities to enable them
to increase their capacity for community economic development (CED). Consultant Maurice
Chiasson led the interactive workshops.
Those in attendance were invited to interact by expressing their opinions and asking questions
about each of the four dimensions of CED. Each of these dimensions was assessed from the
perspective of four community assets, and each asset was associated with speciﬁc topics.
The stages of capacity-building of each community reﬂect its progress in CED for each of the
dimensions, through each asset and topic.
Following the meetings, a report was produced for each community. The three reports can be
viewed on the CCS web site at www.ccs-sk.ca.
Funding Agencies: WD, EDSC
“The exercise was positive
and we could have spent
more time on discussion and
further reﬂection. We have
the community at heart. I am
optimistic about its future.”
“A lot of work was accom-
plished in this exercise.
follow-up.The discussion and
suggestions about priorities
will be useful, we hope, for
“We appreciate the fact that
the CCS chose Zenon Park for
this exercise. Very relevant
for the community!”
Maurice Chiasson (far left), consultant, leads the group discussin at Zenon Park.
Tourist Guide, La Saskatchewan et ses attraits
A new edition of the tourist guide La Saskatchewan et ses attraits was published in November
2013. Like the earlier edition, this publication highlights the extensive opportunities for tourism
offered by Francophone areas in Saskatchewan.
Produced by the Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan (CCS), the aim of the guide
is to present the history of cities, towns, and villages in which the Fransaskois (ofﬁcial name of
Saskatchewan Francophones) live, as well as various provincial attractions, including celebrations
and festivals, provincial parks and its people.
Since the guide’s release, many people have commented
positively on its format, print quality, and content. Photographs
have been added to give people a taste of the province’s
vast prairies and also of its lakes and forests, with views of
magniﬁcent sunsets in a variety of settings.
To make exploring the province of “the living skies” even more
enjoyable, two tourist routes and one trail have been included
toward the end of the guide. These are the Circuit VR (Red
Coat Trail Route) and the Circuit historique (Historical Route),
focussing on the southern part of the province, along with
the Piste des métis (Métis Trail), which focuses more on the
northern area of the province.
37,500 copies of the guide have been printed and are being
distributed in Saskatchewan, across Canada, and abroad.
Funding Agencies: WD, ESDC
Economuseun and Geocaching Projects
In the 2013-2014 ﬁscal year, the CCS began two projects aimed at enhancing economic
development in Francophone regions and highlighting traditional know-how in Saskatchewan
Francophone communities. After a year of research and promotion, these projects will be
developed in the 2014-2015 ﬁscal year.
The economuseum project involves bringing together
small artisanal businesses known for the quality and
authenticity of their know-how. These businesses are
open to the public to allow people to see, on site, how
the product is made from beginning to end. On-site
sales of products allow businesses in the network to
be ﬁnancially self-sufﬁcient.
Because the sharing of traditional ways of doing
things is often involved, heritage, museological, and
pedagogical elements are all part of the econo-
museum model. In consideration of the know-how of
Francophones living in rural settings in Saskatchewan,
who are interested in preserving traditional
occupations that make up the living intangible
heritage of the Francophone community, the CCS is
committed to introducing the economuseum model
in Saskatchewan as a means of contributing to the
diversiﬁcation of the development of tourism and of
“In passing, I would like to tell you that I have already had several comments
on the new brochure La Saskatchewan et ses attraits: very good! The format, print
quality and layout, as well as the information, make this a very useful little guide
book for our Francophone visitors. Now, we are anxious to receive the brochures on
– Rose Le Calvez, Bilingual Travel Counsellor, Tourism Saskatchewan
Susan Nadon, consultant,
presents the Economuseum project
Geocaching is a treasure hunt using a GPS (Global Positioning System). People
around the world interested in outdoor adventure are participating in it. The object
of the activity is to ﬁnd containers (geocaches) hidden outdoors and to share the
experience on-line with the geocaching community.
Through this activity, people discover beautiful and unknown spots everywhere
in Canada, and around the world. There are 625 caches in Saskatchewan. It is
also an activity which can involve the whole family. By developing this project,
the CCS wishes to highlight Francophone sites and tourist attractions situated in
Francophone areas of Saskatchewan.
Funding Agencies / Partner: WD, EDSC, ECONOMUSEUM Network Society
“The Auvergnois would like to thank the CCS, this year, for its contribution to the community of Ponteix through
the YCW Program, the Prix BRAVO 2013, and the self-assessment provided for the community.
Once again, our community was able to welcome a young Francophone employee who came to help our
community team. She took her work as a community assistant to heart and was involved with the volunteers at
the Notukeu Museum.
Daniel Roberge, a young local business man, was recognized in the BRAVO 2013 awards.
Lastly, members of the community had access in November 2013 to a self-assessment process that enabled
it to demonstrate the impact of community economic development. This productive session resulted in a well
documented report that painted an accurate picture of Ponteix, showing what has been accomplished and the
future challenges to be met.
Thank you again to the CCS for this invaluable support!”
– Cindy Legrand, Centre Culturel Royer-Les Auvergnois de Ponteix Inc.
Jean de Dieu Ndayahundwa, EDA,
presents the Geocaching project
Hunting, Fishing and Camping Tradeshow
The Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan (CCS) attended the “Hunting, Fishing and
Camping Tradeshow” at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, from February 20 to 23, with its Hunting
and Fishing booth sporting a brand new look.
The objective for participating in this tradeshow originated in a pilot project established to assess
the interest of people from Eastern Canada, particularly from Quebec, in coming to hunt big game
and migratory birds in southwestern Saskatchewan.
The pilot project involves the communities of Gravelbourg, Ponteix, and Willow Bunch. Ponteix
has agreed to play a special role in the pilot project by facilitating the coordination.
Several hunters expressed an interest in making a hunting trip to Saskatchewan. However,
some sought assurances that there would be French-language services available and they
also wanted to know whether the local communities would be prepared to welcome them to their
Saskatchewan and its people are
very welcoming. We were able to
reassure the hunters on this point
because preliminary work had
been done in this regard with the
These people need only come to
Saskatchewan to see that it really is
possible to hunt in the Prairies, even in
French. The size of the game is proof
that the trip would be worthwhile.
Funding Agencies / Partner:
WD, ESDC, Tourism Saskatchewan
Capacity Building Sector
Meeting in Regina of RDÉE Communications Ofﬁcers
The national round table of the communications branch of RDÉE Canada (National Francophone
Economic Development Network) was held from March 4 to 6, at the Double Tree Hotel in
Regina. Fourteen people from all parts of Canada, except Quebec, were pleasantly surprised to
get to know Saskatchewan, speciﬁcally Regina.
At this meeting, Robert Therrien, Director of the Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan
(CCS), made a presentation on Saskatchewan’s Francophone communities and provided an
economic portrait of the province. Several in attendance were surprised to learn that wheat is not
Saskatchewan’s only important resource.
There were a number of Francophone activities, as
well, because the Rendez-vous de la francophonie was
also taking place in March. The group of 15 went
to the Legislative Building at noon hour on March 5
for the ofﬁcial proclamation of the Journée de la
Francophonie. Olympic athlete Chelsea Valois, originally
from Zenon Park, spoke at the event about her
participation in the Olympic Games in Sochi and the
importance of speaking French. At 5 p.m., following
their afternoon meetings, the communications ofﬁcers
attended a reception given by the Honourable D. Wayne
Elhard, Provincial Secretary.
The meeting of communications ofﬁcers continued until noon the following day. Some were able
to visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Heritage Centre before returning to their own
part of the country. Everyone was pleasantly surprised to discover Regina, in spite of their busy
Funding Agencies / Partners: EDSC, RDÉE Canada, membres of RDÉE Canada
row, from left to right: Nancy
Roussel (RDÉE Nouveau-Brunswick),
Caroline LeBlanc (CDÉNÉ), Marie-Pier
Bergeron (RDÉE Terre-Neuve-et-
Labrador), Christophe Caron
(director, RDÉE Terre-Neuve-et-
Labrador), Catheline d’Auteuil (CCS),
Antoine Gagnon (CDÉTNO) et
Rita Couture (SDÉ).
row: Julie Gagné (communications
administrator, RDÉE Canada),
Marie-Ève Larocque (RDÉE Ontario),
Patrick L. Doyon (external relations
administrator, RDÉE Canada),
Francis Essebou (CDÉA), Nancy
Power (AFY), François Fortin
(Carrefour Nunavut), Raymond
Arsenault (RDÉE Île-du-Prince-
Édouard) et Suzanne Druwé (CDEM).
Capacity Building Sector
Memorandum of Understanding between the CCS and the ACF
Prior to the June 8 BRAVO Business Awards banquet, a memorandum of understanding (MOU)
was signed by the Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan (CCS) and the Assemblée
communautaire fransaskoise (ACF). The goal of this agreement, signed by Amadou Djigo,
President of the CCS, and Françoise Sigur-Cloutier, President of the ACF, is to clearly deﬁne the
framework for collaboration between the two organizations.
The main principle set out in this MOU is the recognition by the CCS and the ACF of the need for
close collaboration with respect to the global development of the Fransaskois community and of
the importance of sharing a common vision, which will make it possible to achieve meaningful
results by working together.
Clearly deﬁning the respective roles and
responsibilities of each of the organizations
makes it possible to identify ways to align
them, with a view to establishing a healthy
and productive collaboration for the beneﬁt
of the Fransaskois community. The respective
roles and responsibilities are: the CCS is
the spokesperson and the organization
responsible for the economic development of
the Fransaskois community; and, the ACF is
the governing body responsible for the global
development of the community.
The way in which each organization
collaborates must respect its own roles and
responsibilities, so that a system can be
established to ensure the global development
of the Fransaskois community.
This memorandum of understanding fulﬁls
the requirements of the community’s Global
Development Plan (GDP), which provides for
greater consultation and better partnerships
between Francophone organizations.
Amadou Djigo, president of the CCS,
and Françoise Sigur-Cloutier, president of the ACF,
sign the memorandum of understanding
Funding Agencies, Members,
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Western Economic Diversiﬁcation Canada (WD)
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
Canadian Heritage (PCH)
Coopératives et mutuelle Canada (CMC)
Organisme francophone à vocation économique de l’Ouest (OFVÉ)
Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE Canada)
Réseau d’immigration francophone en Saskatchewan (RIF)
Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF)
Conseil culturel fransaskois (CCF)
Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF)
Global and Gathering Place (The)
Government of Saskatchewan
International Women of Saskatoon (IWS)
Institut français at the University of Regina
Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education
Newcomer Information Centre (NIC)
Prince Albert Multicultural Council
ICI Radio-Canada Saskatchewan
Regina Immigrant Women Centre (RIWC)
Regina Open Door Society (RODS)
Regina Regional Opportunities Commission (RROC)
Saskatchewan Co-operative Association (SCA)
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association (SIA)
Saskatoon Open Door Society (SODS)
Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)
ECONOMUSEUM Network Society
City of Saskatoon
YWCA – Prince Albert