Now in its third year, the PAO forum aims to forge economic ties between Ontario and French-speaking countries on the African continent. This year, we’re expanding the scope of the event to include players in the social and cooperative economy from across Canada. Traditionally, the forum is a series of webinars on a specific topic, followed by a networking session. In 2021, the theme was collective women entrepreneurship; in 2023 it was exports. The theme of the next forum will be announced in early 2024.