Article 23 guarantees admission to a francophone school to the children belonging to one of the three following categories of Canadian citizens:
- A parent whose first language learned and still understood is that of the francophone minority;
- A parent who received primary level instruction in French in Canada; and,
- The siblings of a child who received instruction at the primary or secondary levels in French in Canada.
PERMISSION FOR ADMISSION
One of the elements of governance is to grant admission to individuals from outside of the three categories guaranteeing admission as per Article 23, which is called the “restorative element” of Article 23. Therefore, individuals belonging to the following categories may request permission for admission to the School Board for their children: