About

Our family of services is at your family’s service. Le Carrefour francophone is your cultural and community centre in Greater Sudbury. We oversee eight daycare centres, five Tremplins (before and after school programs), cultural summer camps, the Clé de Sol music school and concerts presented under La Slague and La Slague jeunesse for families. We provide the good life. Want some?

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Mission and vision

Our mission
Ensuring the vitality, the dissemination and the transmission of our French language and culture.

Our vision
Our cultural and community model fosters social, family and cultural development through its quality programming and services. Through its leadership, its creativity and its commitment, it contributes to the sustainable development of the community and is recognized as a linchpin of our francophonie.

Our Branding

A Carrefour can be many things. It’s a meeting spot, an intersection where many avenues meet. It’s a plate to exchange and transform, a focal point. It’s also a sandbox to learn, grow and celebrate. It’s your first point of contact for three essential services: support for Francophone and Francophile families, cultural dissemination, and community gatherings.

Our Story

Founded in 1950 by Father Régimbal, the Carrefour francophone de Sudbury, formerly known as the Centre des jeunes de Sudbury, is Ontario’s oldest Francophone cultural centre. A social and cultural beacon for many decades, at the heart of Sudbury’s Francophone youth and cultural life, the Centre des jeunes hosted and organized a great deal of activities, both cultural (concerts, photography, music, cinema, painting), educational (music school, language school), and social (dances youth gatherings, summer camps at l’île aux Chênes).

In 1999, the Carrefour francophone founded Le Tremplin, one of the fist cultural centres to offer daycare services in French before and after school.

Since 2005, an important renewal has restored the Carrefour francophone at the forefront of Sudbury’s social and cultural scene, namely thanks to the creation of nine daycare centres and the triumphant return of La Slague, Sudbury’s French music promoter.

The Carrefour francophone is building on that momentum and opens up its daycare services to immersion schools, while also developing enriching cultural programming for early childhood. The number of registrations for Carrefour childcare services is steadily increasing.

La Slague continues its varied offerings by creating memorable moments for both the artists and a wide range of audiences in an array of different spaces.

It’s in 2014 that the Slague family grew to include La Slague jeunesse, when it became clear we needed a name for the artistic programming specifically designed for our daycares, our Tremplins and Greater Sudbury and Sudbury-East.

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With ever-expanding childcare services throughout the territory, constantly diversified programming and a first-rate commitment in the Place des arts project, Carrefour francophone has truly reclaimed its role as the community’s cultural centre.

And what happens from now to 2021? Rest assured that the Carrefour francophone is always looking towards new developments that truly serve the community and its ever-changing needs.

Objective 2020

Place des Arts is a gathering place for Francophones and for the whole community. It’s a centre of excellence where talent from near and far shines for the benefit of everyone.  It’s a dream that has been passed on, from one generation to the other, amongst Greater Sudbury’s many talented artists and cultural workers, and it’s now becoming a reality!

It’s the story of our community longing for a home for modern art & culture, where we gather to share all our colours and possibilities.

Construction should begin in the summer of 2018. The grand opening is planned for 2020.

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