The Francophonie

In 1880, French geographer Onésime Reclus coined the term "Francophonie" to denote all peoples and countries using French in a variety of circumstances. Canada's involvement in The Francophonie highlights the country's linguistic duality and supports and promotes Canada's French-speaking community. Internationally, The Francophonie is a natural sphere of influence for Canada. The Francophonie is also a multilateral forum for cooperation and dialogue in which Canada can use its influence to promote the values its citizens wish to share. (Canada. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade).

List by Country:

List of Member Countries and Participating Governments

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Belgium
  • Belgium, French Community of
  • Benin
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Canada, New Brunswick
  • Canada, Quebec
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Cyprus (associate)
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Former Yugoslav
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Ghana (associate)
  • Greece
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Ivory Coast
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Luxemburg
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saõ Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Switzerland
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam

List of Observer Countries

  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Lithuania
  • Mozambique
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Ukraine