DALVAY, PEI – July 5, 2012 – Thirteen communications officers, representing RDÉEs from one end of the country to the other, met in Dalvay-by-the-Sea, PEI, July 3-5 to discuss themes pertinent to the promotion and valuation of accomplishments by the national francophone economic development network, as well as advanced communication methods for the network’s more than 125 employees.
The main theme discussed was certainly the methods that could be used to convince the federal government to renew its Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality, which ends next March. It was through this Roadmap that the federal government established the Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities.
The officers also received training on several information collecting and sharing tools as well as on animated presentations. During the evenings, the officers got the chance to briefly visit Charlottetown and Cavendish-Rustico areas. Here, they are seen in front of the Anne of Green Gables House.
(PEI’s communications officer, Raymond J. Arsenault, is the one near the center of the picture, dressed in a green flowered shirt and shorts.)