Episode 7: Who is Part of the Francophone Community? - Part 2: Newcomers To Canada
In our last episode, we spoke with Derrek Bentley about his experiences as someone who identifies as a Francophone, despite not coming from a Francophone family. Derrek’s experience is not unique to him; on today’s episode we discuss Francophone identity and community inclusion through the lens of immigration. We welcome Blandine Tona to explore this important aspect.
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Executive producers for the podcast are Ian T.D. Thomson and André Marchildon.
Our technical producer is Frédérick Demers, and our consulting producer is Gabriel Tougas.
Music for the series is provided by Rayannah.
Blandine Tona was born in Cameroon where she obtained a master in law and political science. She has also worked on a PhD that she plans to defend in Cameroon. Since immigrating to Winnipeg Blandine has worked as an assistant professor at the Université de Saint Boniface and she now works as a program director at the Women’s Health Clinic in Winnipeg.