X-Forums are local events that bring together students from Grade 7 to 12 enrolled in French as a second language, and French as a first language programs. Their main objective is the promotion of bilingualism and/or linguistic duality. They are independently organized by volunteers, and come from local initiatives in the communities. The x-Forums are unique in their programs and formats, but share the following intentions: • Deliver an inspiring and motivational message about Canadian bilingualism • Give youth an opportunity to play an active role • Create a positive environment in which every student feels at ease speaking French
WHO CAN ORGANIZE AN X-FORUM? Anyone who has obtained an x-Forum Permit (see below), and meets the following criteria: • Adheres to the French for the Future mission • Has bilingualism, French language, and francophone cultures at heart • Desires to share their passion with the youth of their city.
HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE AN X-FORUM? To organize an x-Forum in your city, you must apply for an x-Forum Permit. A Permit is valid for an event only, in the city for which you have applied. The application consists of a project submission form, a Rules and Regulations document to be signed, and an application for funding (optional). Applications must be submitted by completing the online form no later than 3 months before the scheduled date of your event. Once you have been granted a permit, you are granted the title of x-Forum Authorized Organizer, and can begin or continue planning your x-Forum, while benefiting from our support.