Soyons Bilingues is an Ontario-based not-for-profit organization promoting bilingualism in Canada and beyond. We organize virtual French learning sessions for children to keep them engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic. These circles, led by francophone volunteers, are an excellent opportunity for children to learn, improve, and refresh their French skills. Events are free of cost.
Here is a brief history of our journey which started in April 2020 with the help of the volunteers. During the pandemic, social circumstances have changed, jobs are lost, businesses are shut down, and schools are closed. These effects of the outbreak of COVID-19 have led us to offer assistance in support of children’s education without imposing an additional financial burden on parents. We ended up pursuing this journey as a non-profit organization.