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What is the Wilfrid Laurier: Builder of Today’s Canada project?

The Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, which launched the project, promotes and sustains dialogue and bridge-building among different members of Canadian society. We also oversee the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie.

For the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and the 175th anniversary of Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s birth, the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue wants to tell Canadians about the ways Laurier helped build the Canada we know today.

Illustration Wilfrid Laurier


Did you know that the first adventure of our four friends can be found in Le Rêve canadien comic?


19 years old. Julie is charismatic, brave and determined, and she radiates positive leadership. A naturally courteous team-builder, she fosters the team spirit needed for the foursome’s adventures.


21 years old. Patcho is a defender of social justice and freedom of expression. He is empathetic, open-minded and passionate about discovering Canada’s history and cultural heritage.


17 years old. Amen, the cool guy in the gang, is a multi-talented artist, and he works as a cultural coordinator in schools. He dreams of making the Canadian cultural mosaic the trademark of his art, both nationally and internationally.


47 years old. Mopao is a handyman with plans that sometimes go awry, but nothing can stop his friendly optimism, creativity and resourcefulness. Always ready to see the bright side, Mopao is actively involved in social, economic and political causes.



Photograph of Sir Wilfrid Laurier taken in April 1874 in Ottawa


Canadian flag used in 1907


Typical suit worn for ceremonies in 1897 (Web link missing)


Parliament in Ottawa as it was in 1914


Thank you to the project’s general team:

Body Ngoy and Corinne Sauvé – Authors, screenwriters and assistant coordinators of the Laurier Project. Also the authors and screenwriters for Le Rêve canadien comic.

Éric Thériault – Illustrator of the comic and visuals for the Laurier Project, with the assistance of Rémi Maynègre and Daniel Seijas

Studio Lounak – Animation

Parks Canada – Historical review and advice

Michel Goulet – Development and editing of the Learning activity Guide

CFORP – Layout and printing

Dualicom – Translation and copyediting

Contact us

For questions or comments, please contact:

Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue
Phone: 613 241-6055 | 1-877-241-6055
Email: info@fondationdialogue.ca


Social media

Follow the project and comment using the official hashtag #Laurier175

Our partners

This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.