Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 

A national event that takes place every year from March 1 st to 31 st

About the RVF

The Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) is a cultural event surrounding the International Day of La Francophonie (March 20). The RVF is organized every year to promote the French language and its many expressions.    

 Hundreds of activities take place across Canada:   

  • Community gatherings,
  • multicultural meetings,
  • ceremonies,
  • shows,
  • film screenings,
  • games,
  • contests,
  • educational activities;   

From March 1st to 31st, everything becomes an excuse to celebrate, to raise awareness and to promote Francophonie to all Canadians; national, regional and local initiatives welcome everyone to celebrate !   

Celebrate the Francophonie all year long on the RVF website :

  • Discover our online resources such as: learning guides, editorials and podcasts. 
  • Participate in our interactive games in the Activities section. 
  • Read our news articles in the News section. 

A brief history 

The creation of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie dates back to 1998. Distinguished people such as the Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, Antonine Maillet and the Honourable Paul Gérin-Lajoie were at the origin of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF).      In 2005, the Dialogue Foundation took over the organization of the annual event, which takes place throughout March.  

The RVF have annual themes linked to a representative visual. 

With games, articles, contests and visuals, one million copies of the annual RVF newspaper were distributed across the country until 2020. Then, everything was put online to provide a host of interactive and fun opportunities. All of its content is bilingual. 

Click on the posters to consult the RVF newspapers


A BIG thanks to our partners!

The Rendez-vous de la Francophonie is made possible by the contribution of its many partners and sponsors.