The Economic and Social Council of Ottawa-Carleton (CESOC) is a non-profit corporate agency whose goal is to foster the diversity of the Francophone community in Eastern Ontario, specifically in the Ottawa area. Since immigration is the driving force of this diversity, CESOC has made it a point of honour to set up an infrastructure which supports the reception and settlement of Francophone immigrants of all origins. CESOC, known as La Boussole francophone, supports Francophone immigrants, helps them prepare their settlement plan and provides the services they need throughout their journey. CESOC also endeavours to promote the socioeconomic development of Francophone immigrants, as well as the creation of a pluralistic Francophonie, in accordance with the rights of Francophones in general and of French-speaking racial, ethnic and cultural minorities in particular.