scholarship program

4 Next Generation

A Scholarship, a Philosophy

The socio-economic environment of a child plays a determining role in their cognitive development and their growth from a very young age.

In order to offer children from disadvantaged backgrounds an additional opportunity to experience learning in a socially diverse context, an anonymous donor approached Alliance Française Toronto to create the 4 Next Generation Scholarship.

With a synergy of donations and a high-quality educational infrastructure, Alliance Française Toronto provides young recipients with free access to a program of learning and cultural experiences in French as a second language.


Give the gift of French as a second language to children who deserve this new opportunity.


Refer a child to receive the 4 Next Generation Scholarship.

Are you a professional in education, at a community centre, or in a child welfare service? You can refer a child to us that could benefit from this scholarship.

Contact us and Alliance Française will send you more information about your referral.


"I am genuinely grateful that my daughter was chosen to receive a scholarship for the French program at Alliance Française last year. It is not an opportunity that I would have been able to provide for her on my own. From the outset, the Alliance Française’s French program was an incredibly positive experience. She had a fantastic teacher who was engaging, caring, supportive and kind, who nurtured her ability to learn the French language. The class not only engaged her interest through learning about French culture both here in Canada as well as abroad but this in turn encouraged our awareness by spending time together exploring all things French. The value and impact of this opportunity for my daughter proliferated far beyond the confines of the classroom by generating a deeper curiosity, openness and resilience to try learning new things while it broadened her perspective of our world and greatly grew her confidence in general. My daughter enjoyed the lessons and enthusiastically described them as “fun!” I am incredibly appreciative of the school and its community’s impact on my daughter and our family.

Again, thank you very much for the opportunity."
-Danielle, mother

"My son Benjamin was given a scholarship from the Alliance Française and it was the best thing. There were textbooks provided which I felt made the experience more authentic. He had amazing facilitators and the opportunity to meet other students from outside his school and area. He was struggling with the language and the classes helped tremendously to improve his skills and understanding. I believe this program is a huge benefit to all that are given the opportunity to partake. I wish it was a permanent placement. The confidence in completing the work and getting it corrected was priceless. "
-Tricia, Benjamin's mother

"Ciaran really needed the extra French learning. He has developed a better sense of self and is a little more confident when responding to questions from Mme, also having the workbook and the assigned homework creates a bit of responsibility for his education. "
-Siobhan, Ciaran's mother


This program is open to children ages 5 to 10 from single-parent families, and will be held either online or at one of the Alliance Française campuses (subject to public health restrictions).

    Contact Information

    Alliance française Toronto, Spadina Campus
    24 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
    (416) 922-2014