About our Network

Exchange-Focused Canadian Associations

The Alliances Françaises in Canada are non-profit, apolitical and non-religious.

The boards of directors are led by influential Canadians: CEOs, University teachers, prominent cultural and artistic figures.

They provide long-term vision and develop new partnerships.

This multidimensional social, educational and cultural network is the strength and inspiration of the AFs.

The Alliances Françaises maintain strong ties with cultural and educational local institutions, which contribute to regional culture. They implement quality cooperation with cultural and educational services, city halls, operators and local cultural institutions.

On the national scale, they work closely with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy, to schedule educational, linguistic, artistic and cultural programming.

There are 9 Alliances Françaises in Canada: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Moncton, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg.

The 9 Alliances Françaises are concerned with developing multilingualism and cultural diversity. They promote and disseminate francophone cultural expression in every dimension along with local cultural resources.

Educational Excellence

As teaching centres for French as a Second Language, the Alliances Françaises’ excellent educational resources provide customized instructions, regardless of diverse needs and requirements. They also provide on the job training for civil servants as well as corporate training.

Educational resources and high quality tools and teaching methods are updated in accordance with national and world wide harmonization.

The Alliances Françaises are exam centres for the French Ministry of National Education and Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry diplomas. With these accreditations, they offer worldwide-recognized quality evaluation.