Our Network


The Alliances Françaises in Canada are non-profit, apolitical and non-religious. The network numbers 9 Alliances Françaises in Canada’s major cities –except in the province of Québec.

There are academic schools of excellence in French as a second language, tailored to the demands and customs of the Canadian market.

The Alliances Françaises are also exam centres for internationally-recognized tests and diplomas (DELF, DALF, DAEFLE, TCF and TEF) and provide venues for the expression and exhibition of francophone cultures from here and elsewhere, which promotes intercultural dialogue.

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. Those 9 Alliances Françaises form the network of Alliances Françaises in Canada. For further information about our network you can visit the website of Alliance Française in Canada.

The Alliance Française of Ottawa was found in 1905 and takes part in the Canadian network of Alliance Française as the General Delegation. For further information you can visit the website of the General Delegation in Canada.

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.