Société Nationale de l'Acadie

The Société Nationale de l'Acadie (SNA) is a federation that acts as the spokesperson for the provincial Acadian associations and for the four French-speaking youth associations in Atlantic Canada. The membership of the SNA also includes seven associated members from France, Québec, from Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, from Louisiana and Maine, in the United States, from the Iles-de-la-Madeleine and one other member from the Atlantic region.

Atlantic National Scene
The SNA addresses issues in the Atlantic region with some that have repercussions nationally as well as internationally.

Acadie-Québec Agreement
For a number of years now, Acadia has entertained privileged relations with the province of Québec, which resulted in a cooperation agreement, in 2001, between the SNA and the Government of Québec in order to maintain and develop relationships and solidarity between the Acadian people and the Québécois people.

International Scene
Since 1968, the SNA has initiated openness towards the world and ensures the presence of Acadia among the international French-speaking communities. The SNA is a partner to official cooperation agreements with France as well as with the Wallonia-Brussells Community and the Hainaut Province, in Belgium.

International Francophonie
In addition to its participation in the Francophonie Summits over a number of years as an accompanying member of the Canadian government’s delegation, the SNA was selected as consulting International Non-governmental Organization (INO) to the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, in July 2005.

Consult the SNA's website

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