History


1945

As a result of a need for unity, francophones in B.C. establish a provincial organization : The French-Canadian Federation of B.C., now known as the B.C. Federation of Francophones.

1955

The francophone Scouts movement is established in Maillardville.

1968

The Official Languages Act is adopted.

1982

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is adopted.

1989

Creation of the B.C. Francophone Youth Council

1992

The first francophone games of B.C. (or ‘Jeux francophones de la C.-B.’)

1996

The Youth Council withdraws its membership from the B.C. Federation of Francophones.

1997

The Supreme Court of British Columbia orders the provincial legislators to amend the School Act to recognize the particular rights stated in article 23. The francophone school district (or ‘Conseil scolaire francophone’) is now responsible for French as a first language education throughout all of B.C.’s territory.

2003

The Youth Council is again a member of the B.C. Federation of francophones.

2007

A guardianship agreement is signed between the Youth Council, Canadian Heritage (or ‘Patrimoine Canadien’) and the B.C. Federation of francophones in order to reform the Youth Council’s financial structure.

2012

The tutorship is lifted and the Youth Council regains its status as an organization led by youth serving youth!