The outcome of a collaborative undertaking between Quebec’s ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) and Culture pour tous, the Solange-Chalvin award highlights and recognizes the efforts made by immigrants who are learning or have learned French in Quebec as well as the outstanding contributions of teaching staff and French teaching organizations that accompany them through their language learning process.
The award has three components:
- Ministry staff who teach French to immigrants;
- Organizations that partner with the Ministry to teach French (not-for-profit organizations and teaching institutions are eligible).
The Solange-Chalvin Award was presented for the first time during the Semaine québécoise des rencontres interculturelles, in November 2023.
The finalists were featured in videos highlighting their achievements and learning path. The winners received an original work of art created by Quebec artist Leila Zelli, originally from Iran.
Next call for entries: summer 2024.