August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick

Le Grand parle-ouère
Make yourself heard!

August 18, 19 and 20, 2019

Université de Moncton, Moncton campus

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Le Grand parle-ouère will be three days of discussions where everyone is invited to reflect on today and tomorrow’s Acadie.

Objectives of Le Grand parle-ouère:

  •       discuss matters relating to Acadians and those interested in Acadian culture;
  •       use participants’ resources and ideas so that they pursue their community commitments;
  •       suggest various options to deal with matters discussed and inspire participants and Acadian communities.

Three days of discussions will offer an opportunity to discuss topics you have selected! Everything will be addressed! Come and share your ideas on these topics on August 18 and 19.

-       Linguistic Security: Why am I afraid to speak with my accent?*

-       New forms of engagement in the age of social media 

-       Acadie and Ecology: Communities, territories and science


-       Acadian identity today*

-       Education in French: From early childhood to post-secondary education

-       How to foster Acadie’s economic development?


-       Passing on the French language in North America: A daily challenge*

-       Francophone immigration: the changing face of today’s Acadie 

-       The Organization of Acadian Society: How to shape its destiny

-     Collaboration and solidarity between Acadian communities*

-     Future approaches for advocating for new rights and protecting exsting ones

-     Development of Acadian culture and arts

On August 18 and 19, resource people, equally familiar with theory and implementation in practice, will be on site to provide support. You are the most important part of these discussions! The following video explains how each discussion session will be conducted based on the topics you have selected.


On August 20, last day of Le Grand parle-ouère, participate in an open forum and answer the following question “For me, the future of Acadie lies in …”. This is a unique opportunity to be at the helm. In an entirely open setting, don’t miss this chance to discuss what’s most important to you! This original concept allows anyone to suggest a group discussion that will call upon collective knowledge and that will leave lots of space for participants’ priorities and creativity. Professionals will be on site to guide you, but it’s your voice that matters!

Take over the premises at Université de Moncton to discuss Acadie-related themes.




Le Grand parle-ouère: the CMA 2019's people's forum is organized in partnership with Université de Moncton, the collective L'état de l'Acadie, the Société Nationale de l'Acadie and the Fédération des étudiantes et des étudiants du Campus universitaire de Moncton.

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