In 1995, Angélique Bernard moved to the Yukon for a translation internship with the Bureau of French Language Services. She quickly immersed herself in Yukon culture and became involved in the territory’s Francophone community.
From 1996 to 2001, Ms. Bernard worked as a development officer with Les EssentiElles, a non‑profit organization that represents the interests of Yukon’s French-speaking women. Since 1998, she has volunteered as the host of a weekly French radio program.
In 2000, she launched her own translation firm and continued to be involved in women’s health issues, the rights of women in sport, and theatre.
In 2010, Ms. Bernard was first elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association franco‑yukonnaise (AFY), a position she held until 2017. During this time, she worked to improve relations and engagement with the Government of Yukon and developed a position paper for the Franco-Yukon community. Today, she continues to proudly represent Yukon Francophones as Vice-President of the AFY.
Ms. Bernard has been widely recognized for her community involvement and dedication to Francophone rights. The Alliance des femmes de la francophonie canadienne recognized her as one of the top 100 women who have had the biggest impact on Canada’s Francophone community over the last 100 years.