New francophone integration officer hired for P.E.I.

Colin MacLean
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Yoan Rousseau was recently hired by the La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard to help Francophones settle on the Island. Submitted photo

SUMMERSIDE – An organization dedicated to encouraging more francophones to settle on Prince Edward Island has hired a new coordinator to work with temporary visitors.

La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard  announced Monday that it has hired Yoan Rousseau to work with temporary visitors and encourage them to stay here.

Rousseau is a native of Brittany in France. He and his family have been on P.E.I. since September.

Yoan’s main goals are to organize recruitment activities and develop recruitment tools, to plan and supervise a pilot project to recruit and welcome young people here on working holiday visas (PVT), to welcome temporary French-speaking immigrants, to share with them the resources in the Francophone community and to provide support to them as they settle in PEI.

Yoan can be reached by email at coordtemp@cifipe.ca or by phone at 902-370-3275. His office is located at Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown.

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