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NFB and CFORP ratify a collaborative agreement on educational innovation


November 2, 2016 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques (CFORP) are pooling their respective expertise to develop educational platforms and content.

The collaborative agreement will enable the NFB to deploy a unique interactive offer that is aligned with emerging learning needs in the digital age and provide increased accessibility to its content for schools in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. Content will be primarily intended for teachers, students in grades 7 to 12 and their parents, as well as libraries and community centres.

Quote by Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the NFB:

“The NFB is a longstanding and trusted partner of the education community and a recognized expert in storytelling, media training and learning. We are pleased to be working with CFORP to develop innovative resources that will allow a wider segment of the public to express itself and learn through our works and media productions.”

Quote by Claude Deschamps, Executive Director of CFORP:

“CFORP is thrilled to team up with the NFB to enhance the offer and accessibility of quality French-language educational resources in Ontario and Canada. This agreement allows our organization to further position itself as a leader in educational innovation.”


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CFORP (cforp.ca) is a leading education company that promotes the development and vitality of the Canadian Francophonie. Since 1974, the organization has been producing and distributing dynamic, interactive and participatory educational resources in a digital age learning context, and provides innovative services to French-language school boards. CFORP offerings include the SOS Devoirs French-language tutoring service. The company is also mandated to implement the Stratégie ontarienne en enseignement et en apprentissage à l’ère numérique (Ontario teaching and learning strategy in the digital age). Resources can be purchased at the CFORP-owned Librairie du Centre.

About the NFB

The NFB is Canada’s public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, and groundbreaking interactive stories, installations and participatory experiences. NFB producers are deeply embedded in communities across the country, working with talented artists and creators in production studios from St. John’s to Vancouver, on projects that stand out for their excellence in storytelling, their innovation, and their social resonance. NFB productions have won over 5,000 awards, including 15 Canadian Screen Awards, 17 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access many of these works, visit NFB.ca or download the NFB’s apps for mobile devices and connected TV.