Canadian Parents for French PEI launched the Lieutenant Governor Leading the Community Award / Prix de chef de file communautaire du lieutenant-gouverneur de l’Î.-P.-É. in May of 2005. The award recognized an organization, business or individual who has shown continuing and constant support for linguistic duality and Canadian unity. The purpose of this award is to celebrate successes, innovation, and contribution to our community.
The award is was named after the Lt. Governor of PEI and was first presented by Lt. Governor Leonce Bernard.
In 2017 the PEI French Network/ Le Réseau pour le français à l’Île was established. CPF PEI thought the Lieutenant Governor Leading the Community Award would be a great asset to the new group and that they would have a better understanding of the possible recipients for this award. Lt. Governor Antoinette Perry graciously agreed to continue to lend the station of Lt. Governor to this award.
The first Prix de chef de file communautaire du lieutenant-gouverneur de l’Î.-P.-É. under the auspices of Le Réseau pour le français à l’Île was presented to Aubrey Cormier, retiring Executive Director of Société Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin and founding memebr of the PEI French network. The presentation was made by Lt. Governor Perry on May 24, 2018 at Fanningbank.