Association francophone du Labrador (AFL)
In the beginning, the AFL's goal was to organize cultural activities. Although it still maintains this objective, it is now increasingly demanding services in French from all levels of government because, under the Official Languages Act, the federal government has an obligation to provide bilingual services within its departments and to contribute to the development of minority language communities.
Initially, the AFL's means of action were based primarily on volunteerism.
However, over the years, it became impossible for the AFL to thrive on the volunteerism of its Board of Directors (BoD) alone. In 1976, the AFL received its first grant, which changed its evolution. It created a secretary's position and hired a full-time facilitator. The AFL was able to expand its membership and increase its activities while maintaining the goals it had set for itself.
The AFL's actions depend largely on the commitment of volunteers, the participation of members and, of course, an adequate permanent staff to strengthen the organizational and operational structure of the Francophone center. The AFL depends on these three factors to achieve its five-year programming.