Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada
Founded in 1975, the Fédération des francophones hors Québec became the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA) in June 1991. This organization endeavoured to make the existence of Canada's French-speaking and Acadian communities known on a national level by explaining the full range of their needs, preoccupations and interests.
In addition, the Fédération worked to increase exchanges between the Québec government, Québécois organizations, and associations speaking on behalf of the Francophone and Acadian communities by opening a Québec office in January 1988.
The FCFA also wants to increase exchanges between its communities and the international Francophonie.
The FCFA du Canada groups together several associations (nine provincial, three territorial, and four national) in the specific French language sectors covering women, youth, journalism and law. Together, these groups take care of promoting the development and global expansion of the Canadian francophonie, which in 2000 numbered nearly 1 million. The FCFA accomplishes its mission by encouraging dialogue and partnerships, acting as a mouthpiece for French-speaking Canada nationally and internationally, and furnishing support services to its members. It also maintains privileged links with the federal government and a variety of national and international organizations.