General Delegation in Canada

Purpose and mission

The GD represents the Fondation Alliance Française in Canada.

  • It is responsible for upholding the principles of good governance and quality demands that account for the Alliance Française brand worldwide.
  • It provides advice to directors and board of directors on legal matters.
  • It is through the GD that new Alliances Françaises are created. The General Delegate evaluates the detailed proposals before they are transferred to Paris.

With the sole intention of scrupulously respecting their Canadian identity and political neutrality, the general delegate suggests that the Alliances Françaises create and maintain keep strong links with all parties in the Canadian cultural and diplomatic services.

With its representative and communicative purpose and the trust of its partners, the General Delegation is able to successfully carry out its primary objectives: leading a network, encouraging exchange, sharing skills, uniting participants in the goals of providing a high-quality, vital instruction and cultural programming.

Activities

The GD offers assistance and support to the 9 teaching AFs of the Canadian network in diagnosis, counsel, and professionalization of administrative and teaching staff.

In cooperation with the AFs directors, the General Delegation designed a customized language program for the entire network.

Every year, the GD establishes a language program that relies on external stakeholders and relevant human resources.

These training activities are attended and taught with great enthusiasm by directors, teachers, administrative workers and centre directors.

In 2008 and 2009, the GD received public funding from the AF Foundation.

Those funds are supplemented by co-financed trainings within the framework of the Education Cooperation policy of the French Diplomatic representative.