Cultural and community life

The community benefits from a firmly entrenched network of arts and cultural centres, school-community centres and Francophone associations, most often run by volunteers. Cultural organizations organize activities that strengthen the identity of Franco-Ontarian communities while increasing the awareness of arts and culture.

Culture in the Franco-Ontarian community includes:

  • Nine professional theatre groups and seven community theatre groups
  • Eight publishers: Centre Fora, Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques, Éditions David, Éditions du GREF, Éditions du Nordir, Éditions du Vermillon, Éditions L'Interligne, Éditions Prise de Parole
  • No fewer than nine cultural centres that are part of the distribution network
  • Book fairs in Toronto and Sudbury
  • Numerous festivals
  • Talented artists
  • A number of art galleries