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Official Languages Program Bursaries Now Available!

The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, in cooperation with the provinces and territories, administers the Official Languages Programs. These language learning, enrichment and exchange programs are funded by Heritage Canada and promote Canada's offical languages.

Each year, the Official Languages Programs grant over 2400 bursaries to Ontario students. They have been offering Ontario students opportunities to discover another region of Canada while developing or enriching their French language skills for over 40 years. 

These bursaries are now available. You/your student does not need to currently be in an FSL program in order to apply. This is a great opportunity for FSL students, or those students who for one reason or another couldn't fit it on their timetable and may have a desire to continue their French. Please see the details below:

Destination Clic (Application Deadline - March 31, 2018)
This is a 3-week language bursary program for enrichment in French as a first language. The $2,000 bursary covers most of the expenses and offers participants new opportunities to explore another region of Canada, to meet new people and to enrich their French. Destination Clic is open to grade 8 and 9 francophone students who have a permanent residence outside of Quebec. For more information, please visit

DELF Scolaire: A diploma for your future!

Are you a gr. 11-12 student studying French at District School Board Ontario North East?

If you are, the DELF diploma is a valuable proof  of competency to include in your resume. The DELF exam is an opportunity for our students currently taking a Gr. 12 FSL course to demonstrate French-language skills and to be rewarded with a certificate that will enhance any resume. The DELF exams are recognized worldwide and upon successful completion, students will be awarded a certificate of competency which will never expire. The DELF represents official proof that your French language skills are at a standard expected by future post-secondary school or employees requiring the ability to communicate in French with their clients. Many students have expressed their appreciation for being able to challenge the DELF and graduate with a globally recognized certificate in their portfolio. Click here to learn more.
Registration for DELF 2018: 

This years' testing will be MAY 7-9, 2018

To register for the DELF exams offered to DSB Ontario North East students, you can speak to your FSL teacher or school principal. You can also contact the board office for more information.

​French as a Second Language Advisory Committee​

​​2017-18 Committee Members

​Dennis Draves​Trustee, Cochrane
​Bob Brush
​Trustee, Timmins
​Rosemary Pochopsky​Trustee, Kirkland Lake
​Lesleigh Dye​Director of Education
Jo-Anne Plaunt​​Superintendent of Schools
​Maria Sheculski​​French Language System Lead and Vice-Principal
​Lynda Mitchell
​Principal, Bertha Shaw P.S.
​Sheila Siermachesky​Vice-Principal, Timiskaming District Secondary School
​Haley Brooks​Teacher, R. Ross Beattie Senior P.S.
​Annie Tremblay​Teacher, École Secondaire Cochrane High School
​Monique Roy
Teacher, Kirkland Lake District Composite School
​Dan CardTeacher, Englehart High School
​To be determined in September

Committee Terms and Conditions

Current Year Meetings:

  • Dates for 2017-2018 meetings will be posted here when available

Previous Year Meetings:

Notice About Archived Files:
Only the files from the current and previous school year are available on our website. Should you require access to files before this, please contact us.