Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français

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Address: 335 Cumberland St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7J3


Phone No.: 613 744 0902

Services Offered: Mentorship & Professional Development, Career Management, Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications, Advocacy, Industry Leadership

Organization Type: For Profit

Founded in 1988, the Association of Authors and Authors of French Ontario (AAOF) is solidly positioned as the primary support body for the Francophone literary community in Ontario. It brings together poets, novelists, short stories, playwrights, essayists and screenwriters, as well as artists who write or illustrate children’s books. Its members are active throughout Ontario and even beyond its borders. A pledge of the importance it attaches to the diversity of voices, the AAOF is among the first arts support organizations to feminize its name, in 1993.

The AAOF has supported and multiplied its efforts in terms of positioning with the education community. Aware of the fact that the writings of its members deserve to be known by teachers and students, it participates in the consultations leading to the development of the Linguistic Planning Policy, on the one hand, and on the other hand, also facilitates the participation of Franco-Ontarian and Franco-Ontarian authors in literary encounter programs in several communities across Ontario.

In addition, the association conducts certain surveys and studies that help to draw a portrait of the literature community in French Ontario, and to follow its development. This research will document the state of health of the book ecosystem in Ontario, guide the action of the AAOF and fuel the reflection of certain partners and funders who seek to better understand the book chain.

In 2018, the AAOF celebrated its 30th anniversary in the service of Francophone authors in Ontario. Three decades of fieldwork, highlighting authors and their writings, in order to promote the development of local literature. The AAOF continues to dedicate itself to initiatives that will ensure a better future for Francophone authors and for the entire literature community in Ontario.

    Priority Community: Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs), francophone

    Communities Organization Self-Identifies With: francophone

    Artistic Discipline: Literary arts

    Province/Territory Service is Provided: Ontario

    Region: Ottawa Region

    Language: English (Anglaise), Francais (French), Bilingual

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