In 1969, the provincial ACFO decided to divide the province into seven sectors called regional. The Thousand Islands region is part of regional seven which takes the name of Regional Ontario-South East. This regional includes the counties of Durham Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Leeds, Lennox-Addington, Northumberland, Ontario, Prince Edward and Victoria. In 1976, the Ontario South East Region officially changed its name to ACFO Mille-Îles.
In 1983, ACFO Thousand Islands proposed a formal request for a division to separate the Oshawa and Kingston area because of distances, geographic extent and different needs. That same year, the provincial ACFO approved the official request for a division proposed by ACFO Mille-Îles in order to separate the two poles (Kingston and Oshawa).
In 1984, the establishment of ACFO Oshawa-Peterborough became effective. ACFO Oshawa-Peterborough officially includes the counties of Durham, Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough and Victoria. In 1989, ACFO Oshawa-Peterborough was officially legal and recognized as an independent body on paper.
In 2006, a request was made to the provincial ACFO to change the name of the ACFO Oshawa-Peterborough to cover a larger area. This request was accepted and the ACFO Oshawa-Peterborough became the ACFO Durham-Peterborough that we know today.
The Assemblée des communautés francophones de l’Ontario, Durham-Peterborough is a dynamic organization that works to ensure the recognition, development of the Francophone community and to be its political voice in all levels of government.
Inform Francophones of ACFO-DP’s objectives and make them aware of relevant issues related to the Francophonie.
Seek the cooperation of the entire population for the advancement and official recognition of the identity of Francophones.
Help Francophones get organized and actively participate in community development.
Engage in established programs and future programs to promote educational, social, economic and political development opportunities for Francophones.
Carry out studies, prepare briefs, speak on issues that promote and gain access to services in French in municipal, provincial and federal sectors.
Implement projects that reduce assimilation and ensure the vitality of the Francophone community of our association according to our rights enshrined in the constitution.