A community gathered around French-speaking cultures and Canadian bilinguism values.

AFT remains the recognized centre of excellence for the promotion of Francophone cultures and bilingualism in the Greater Toronto Area. (Plan of 2019-2024)


Our Mission

AFT is committed to:

  • Excellence in teaching and learning French at all ages
  • Promoting and presenting high-calibre cultural offerings that express the richness and diversity of Francophone cultures
  • Being a strategic partner with Ontario's major Francophone and bilingual organizations.

Our Values

  • Enriching the human experience and understanding through bilingualism and intercultural exchange
  • French language and Francophone cultures occupy a special place in the Canadian context
  • High professional and ethical standards
  • Excellence, equity, integrity, respect, and transparency.

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History

Alliance Française was founded in Paris, France in 1883 by Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps and Jules Verne and established in Toronto since 1902. Alliance Française Toronto has always embodied the l’humanisme, modern values of humanism and a respect for linguistic and cultural diversity.

Over the last years, Alliance Française Toronto has demonstrated its potential and vitality and has grown to become the largest French language school in Canada. It is a dynamic cultural centre presenting more than 100 events a year.

Alliance Française Toronto is a 100% Canadian non-profit and charity organization offering the GTA community a wide range of French as a Second Language classes to children, teenagers and adults from all levels.

 


Our commitments in the GTA community

Thanks to the generosity of institutional partnerships, Alliance Francaise Toronto supports members and causes for their contribution to building open and inclusive communities.

viamonde

Viamonde French School board

Through a partnership agreement signed in 2019, Alliance Francaise Toronto opens its cultural media library to Viamonde teachers and provides non French-speaking parents with French courses with reduced tuitions.

oasis

Oasis, women shelter

Alliance Française Toronto offers - through the Oasis Center - female victims of all types of violence, free invitations to the various events it organizes: concerts, conferences, exhibitions and even cinema screenings. In addition, the Alliance Française provides them with free access to its online media library, Culturethèque.

4NextGeneration

4 Next generation Scholarship

Funded by a private donation, the Alliance française is opening a French learning grant to children aged 3 to 5 from disadvantaged backgrounds. The scholarship offers children an additional chance to have a learning experience in a socially diverse context.

l'Express

Journal l’Express for students

By voluntarily participating in the editorial development of the magazine "l’Express pour les élèves", the Alliance Française puts its French teaching expertise at the disposal of some 15,000 young Francophone and Francophile readers in the Greater Toronto Area.


Future Projects

Spadina Campus Reception Desk Move
En accédant par Spadina road, les visiteurs du campus bénéficieront de nos services d’information dans un espace encore plus convivial et chaleureux avec un accès direct aux galeries d’exposition, au théâtre et aux salles de classe.

Spadina and North York Campuses French-speaking hubs Opening:
We wish to offer the Francophone and Francophile community of the GTA services including:

  • Access to a French-speaking and digital media library,
  • A workspace with free wifi,
  • Practice workshops for children.

Testimonials from members of our community

Fifty Canadians, born in India, Iran, Brazil, Bangladesh, Haiti, Algeria but also in British Columbia, Ontario or New Brunswick ... tell their story with the French language. The discovery of a song, a novel, a meeting of a life companion, .. each one carries a story in which the language of Moliére was the hero. To read and share around you.