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The cultural network in Canada is divided into two branches which work in synergy. Each branch is headed by a Cultural Counsellor (one for the offices in Quebec and Montreal, and the other for the offices in Moncton, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver).

The cultural network provides support for the projects of its Canadian partners in arts & culture,  higher education and linguistic cooperation and serves as the link between the Canadian and French agents.

Moreover, the network of 9 Alliances françaises in Canada (Canadian not-for-profit, non-partisan and non-denominational associations), as the centre for French-as-a-second language teaching, offers training and courses of excellent quality adapted to the needs and the specific context of the Canadian market. The Alliance française network also serves as a platform for Canadian and international Francophonies.



Ten start-ups chosen for the 2nd edition of Enterprising Culture

Enterprising Culture is coming back for its second edition in Toronto and this year will extend west to Vancouver. The jury has selected five French start-ups and five Canadian start-ups to present at the event in the fall and to run for the Cultural Start-up Award.

TORONTO - Olivier Assayas Retrospective at the TIFF Cinematheque

From June 22 to August 20
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As part of its "Summer in France" program, TIFF Cinematheque allows you to spend the summer with Olivier Assayas for a complete retrospective of its work, the first ever mounted in Toronto. Assayas will introduce in person Cold Water and Clean screening on June 22 and June 23.


Paris Fellowship for Canadian Publishers: The Results are Out!

“Books in Translation: a Paris Fellowship for Canadian Publishers”, a new initiative to promote literature in translation between Canada and France, has just found its very first Canadian fellows. Discover now who are the five Canadian publishers chosen by the jury!

VANCOUVER - Claude Monet’s Secret Garden

From June 24 to October 1, 2017
Vancouver Art Gallery

The exhibition Claude Monet’s Secret Garden will trace the career of this pivotal figure in Western art history.


Guy Delisle: an Exhibition, in Moncton, Québec and Toronto

In partnership with French publisher Delcourt and the Institut français, the cultural service of the French Embassy in Canada presents an exhibition about the Québécois author and illustrator Guy Delisle, in three Canadian cities throughout April and May: Moncton, Québec and Toronto.

OTTAWA - The huge creatures of the Compagnie La Machine

A North American first, La Machine will captivate audiences with its ambulatory urban theatre on the streets of downtown Ottawa!

MONTRÉAL - The Comédie-Française presents Lucrèce Borgia

Théâtre du Nouveau Monde

The Comédie-Française settles at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde within the framework of the event A nous la scène. The famous company will play Lucrèce Borgia of Victor Hugo, directed by Denis Podalydès and with Elsa Lepoivre as Lucrèce.


VANCOUVER - Lift-Off Film Festival

August 7 to 9, 2017
Vancity Theatre

Vancouver Lift-Off Film Festival will be fusing the spirit of the Canadian people and combining it with a full international programme of films from every walk of life.


Drawn & Quarterly Receives a Publishing Grant from the Institut Français

The Montréal based Comic Books publisher Drawn & Quarterly was awarded a publishing grant by the Institut français for their forthcoming publication of "L'étrange".

TORONTO - Jean-Pierre Melville retrospective at TIFF Cinematheque

Du 29 juin au 19 août 2017
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On the occasion of the centenary of his birth, TIFF Cinematheque is celebrating Jean-Pierre Melville from June 29 to August 19, 2017. From Bob le flambeur to Leon Morin, priest and Army of shadows, Toronto film buffs will have the opportunity to discover all summer long the filmography of the legendary French director.


Open call for media art proposals

La Gaîté Lyrique, creator of the child-oriented art programme Capitaine futur, and its partners launch an open call for proposals for the production and travelling exhibition of three original media artworks, which will be paired with creation workshops and online tutorials and exhibited in Paris, Amsterdam, Namur and Lomé. Deadline : August 15, 2017.