Alliance Française Vancouver has a long history of serving the community by providing French language programs and promoting local and international francophone cultures through the events it organises. As one of Vancouver’s oldest not-for-profit organizations, Alliance Française Vancouver is recognized for its commitment to quality education and diverse cultural programming.
Alliance Française Vancouver in the community
Each year, Alliance Française Vancouver collaborates with over 50 local arts and cultural groups and artists. Alliance Française Vancouver is an active member of the BC Federation of Francophones which advocates for the welfare of the minority francophone community in BC. Alliance Française Vancouver is also part of a global network of Alliances Françaises regrouping 834 centres in 132 countries. Each member of the network is independent and autonomous. Alliance Française Vancouver recently joined the Réseau International des Maisons des Francophonies (RIMF) regrouping organizations working to promote a plural, diverse and inclusive Francophonie around the world, including here in Canada. This network comprises of over 30 organisations from 16 different countries.
A local and independent organisation with oversight by an elected board of directors
Alliance Française Vancouver is a Canadian not-for-profit organisation, incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of British Columbia. It is a registered Canadian charitable organization. It operates autonomously and independently, without any political or religious affiliation with oversight by an elected board of directors who are volunteers and locally-based. While it benefited from the support of the French government in the past, AFV has been 100% self financed since September 2014.
SOME STATISTICS ABOUT THE FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY IN BC*
*from the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada