Improving the quality of life for all French-speaking women and francophone population in our community
Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique is a province-wide network that is open to all French-speaking women, regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, gender, religion, income or sexual orientation.
Its mission is to bring together French-speaking women and to represent, promote and defend their rights and interests in order to contribute to their social, economic, and political empowerment, and to generate a sense of leadership amongst women.
Help with the development and growth of active French-speaking women groups in their community
Currently, RFCB has 7 active chapters throughout the province, and is also supporting the creation of a Young Women’s group through SFU. Each chapter develops an annual action plan, based on their local community priorities: activities, awareness campaigns, educational workshops, special events organised in conjunction with local organisations.
Women can participate on a voluntary basis as Chapter Coordinators or Board members; Réseau-Femmes also encourages those who are self-employed to develop and facilitate workshops throughout the province, which contributes to their economic self-sufficiency.
Services being provided:
Educational/personal development workshops: Bringing educational tools and expertise in French to members who wouldn’t have access to it locally.
Province-wide forums: Increasing knowledge and awareness of specific topics: financial fitness, leadership, women in arts, etc…
Annual conference: Exchanging success stories, sharing experiences and planning the year ahead.
Quarterly newsletter: Putting the emphasis on chapters: portraits, success stories, events, etc.
Multimedia library: 500+ items in French, accessible through a free mail-in process.
Administrative and financial support for local activities (space rental, promotion, transportation)
BC Gaming Access Grant Commission
Status of Women Canada
Private and associative donors
Alliance des femmes de la francophonie canadienne
Power Camp National/Filles d’Action
West Coast LEAF
Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique
Partners in BC
Le Conseil scolaire francophone