Meet the French Community: 2011

  • November 2011: Karine Barrass (video)

    Discover through a video the profile of Karine Barrass, French artist expatriated in Canada and founder of the company "K’rine, l’Art aux cinq sens".

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  • October 2011 : Pascale Sliwa

    I love the multicultural life of Toronto. I live downtown, south of the Annex and north of Kensington, and it’s the perfect place for me. It’s a residential and quiet neighbourhood in the heart of downtown in a very active community.

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  • September 2011: Aurélie Angard

    Originally from Paris, Aurélie came to Toronto in April 2011 with the now-famous open sesame for entering the Canadian territory, the PVT visa for young people between the ages of 18 and 35.

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  • August 2011: Véronique Ponce

    I don’t remember that coming to Canada was a major decision. It was in 1983.

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  • July 2011: Emmanuelle Bleytou

    After a little over a year in Toronto, Emmanuelle Bleytou has absolutely no regrets about her choice. Originally from Franche-Comté, this mother of three teenagers moved with all of her family in tow to the Queen City.

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  • June 2011: Christian Pagnoux

    Christian Pagnoux, a passionate, committed and unconditionally motivated doctor, describes his journey as a constant desire to grow, improve and go a little bit farther and a little bit higher each time.

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  • May 2011: Xavier Massé

    Professor at George Brown College School of Design & Creative Director at WOLFSON BELL

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  • April 2011 : Lisa Figuccio

    Lisa was always tempted by the idea of leaving home and discovering new places. So, when in 2008, an opportunity presented itself to join her boyfriend – originally from Ontario – she did not hesitate for a second.

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  • March 2011: Gilles Duranton

    Like everyone else, Gilles Duranton took good note of the financial crisis in 2007. However, Duranton, the Noranda Chair in International Trade and Development, did much more.

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  • February 2011 : Marlène Marwah

    Many different reasons can be behind our decisions to leave, to embark on an adventure, or to permanently move to a new country. Marlène Marwah, professor of French at the Alliance Française in Toronto, left Paris for Toronto – for love

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