Alliance Française Toronto is a community gathered around Francophone cultures and the value of Canadian bilingualism.

Our Mission

AFT is committed to:

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

Our Values

  • Enriching personal experiences and understanding through bilingualism and intercultural exchange;
  • Occupying a special place for French and Francophone cultures within Canadian society;
  • Holding high standards both professionally and ethically;
  • Striving for excellence, equity, integrity, respect, and transparency.

History

Alliance Française Paris was founded in 1883 by Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, and Jules Verne and has been established in Toronto since 1902. Alliance Française Toronto has always embodied the current value of humanism, respect for linguistics, and cultural diversity.

Over the last 30 years, Alliance Française Toronto has demonstrated the potential and vitality to become the largest French language school in Canada. More than 6,500 students of all ages are enrolled each year within the five campuses conveniently located across the Greater Toronto Area. The organization is also a dynamic cultural centre offering more than 100 events of all sorts every 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 of all learning levels.



Our Community Commitment

Thanks to the generosity of our institutional partnerships, Alliance Francaise Toronto supports members and organizations for their contribution to creating accessible and inclusive communities.

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Viamonde School Board

Through a partnership agreement signed in 2019, Alliance Française Toronto provides access to Culturethèque, a cultural media library, to Viamonde teachers and offers French courses at a reduced rate for parents in need.

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MonAvenir Catholic School Board

Supported by the French catholic school board, MonAvenir, Alliance Française Toronto offered an online recreational program to kids from the Francophone and Francophile communities in the summer of 2021.

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Oasis Centre des femmes (OCF)

Through Oasis Centre des femmes, Alliance Française Toronto offers female survivors of domestic violence free access to several hosted events: concerts, conferences, exhibitions, and even film screenings. In addition, Alliance Française provides them with free access to an online French media library, Culturethèque.

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4 Next Generation Scholarship

Funded by a private donation, Alliance Française offers a French study grant to 3 to 5 year olds from underprivileged communities. The scholarship offers children an additional opportunity to have a learning experience in a socially diverse context.

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L'express.ca pour les élèves Magazine

By voluntarily participating in the editorial development of the magazine L-express.ca pour les élèves, Alliance Française offers its expertise in French teaching to almost 15,000 young Francophone and Francophile readers in the Greater Toronto Area.