1900 – 1909
All events for 1900 – 1909
In the early 20th century, the population of the Northwest Territories is predominantly of British descent, but there is still a strong Métis presence.
Acadian children in Nova Scotia are now allowed to receive instruction in French during the first half of elementary school.
September 4, 1902
The organization’s mission is to preserve the richness of French-Canadian heritage.
The Agricultural Exhibition promotes education and excellence in agriculture.
The Saskatchewan Act and the Alberta Act allow the limited use of French as a language of public instruction
Francophones of various origins settle in the newly created province of Saskatchewan, establishing numerous small villages.
The Union Canadienne-Française de Vancouver is the first Francophone sociocultural organization in British Columbia.
September 1, 1905
Alberta becomes a province due in large part to the efforts of Sir Frederick William Alpin Gordon Haultain, a lawyer and member of the Council of the Northwest Territories and the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories.
The Juniorat Saint-Jean in Pincher Creek, Alberta, is a school run by Oblate priests for young men studying theology in French.
The community takes root on the banks of the Fraser River east of Vancouver.
Between 1904 and 1911, explorer Joseph-Elzéar Bernier leads four expeditions to the Arctic for the Canadian government.