The Ontario and Québec governments are each investing $250,000 annually under the Cooperation and Exchange Agreement between the government of Québec and the government of Ontario with respect to the Francophonie. This funding supports projects developed jointly by Francophone organizations in Ontario and Québec which aim to:

  • encourage the development of Francophone culture
  • leverage Francophone economic opportunities
  • enhance a mutual understanding between the two provinces


Under the agreement, Ontario’s Ministry of Francophone Affairs and the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes are funding projects developed and carried out jointly by Francophone organizations in Ontario and in Québec. Each project must be submitted by an applicant from one province and a co-applicant from the other province.

Ontario and Québec are each investing $250,000 in support of eligible projects. The maximum grant limit per project is $40,000, or $20,000 for each province.

Application period and deadlines

The application period for the 2024-2025 edition has now closed.

Selected projects will receive funding confirmation shortly from their respective governments.

Read about the 2023-2024 selected projects.


Eligible applicants or co-applicants from Ontario must be registered Francophone organizations with head offices in Ontario.

Applicants may submit a proposal if they live in Ontario and represent (including but not limited to:

  • a non-profit organization
  • a business
  • a school
  • a municipality

For more details on eligibility, please consult the Programme d’appui à la francophonie canadienne’s framework.

Your proposal is eligible if:

  • it is submitted in partnership with an organization in Québec
  • it promotes the French language and the vitality of the Francophone community in Ontario and Québec

The following applicants are not eligible to receive funding under this program:

  • individuals
  • ministries and agencies of the Government of Ontario or other governments in Canada
  • companies listed in the Government of Canada’s Register of Enterprises Not Eligible for Public Contracts (RENA)
  • authorized or registered political parties or bodies recognized by the electoral authorities
  • political education organizations
  • applicants who have not complied with Ontario’s or the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes’ accountability requirements for any previous project

In addition, any project funded under this program cannot be funded by the Ministry of Francophone Affairs’ Francophone Community Grants Program or by other funding programs offered by the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes.

Program guidelines

All necessary information is available on the Government of Québec website (in French only), including guidelines and other reference materials.

Applicant organizations will need to be registered on the partner registry (in French only) to access the application forms for the program and to submit their application and required documents.

Visit the Government of Québec website  (in French only)  for more information on the application process.

Projects from organizations in Ontario and Québec will be analyzed by a bilateral Ontario-Québec selection committee made up of representatives from the Government of Ontario and the Government of Québec, who will also seek the advice of the Bureau du Québec à Toronto. Some applications may be submitted to the relevant sectoral ministries for advice.

2023-2024 selected projects

Project nameOntario organizationQuébec organizationProject description


Dancing for Cultural Well-Being


CSC Chigamik


Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

Share the benefits of dance with a larger audience.

The project has three components:

  • the offering of adapted dance and dance therapy services to vulnerable Franco-Ontarian communities
  • the provision of training by Québec professionals to Franco-Ontarian practitioners and vice versa, and
  • the developing of a model for preventing falls through dance-inspired exercises


Québec-Ontario Trade and Networking Missions


Société économique de l’Ontario


Missions commerciales de l'Université Laval

Promote networking and economic exchanges between:

  • Québec entrepreneurs
  • Ontario entrepreneurs and potential Francophone business partners
L’avantage francophoneFédération des gens d’affaires francophones de l’OntarioFédération des chambres de commerce du QuébecProduce a series of video reports highlighting small and medium-sized businesses in Québec and Ontario that use the French language as a strategic growth vector to develop their markets outside their respective provinces.
Development of Testimonials to Support 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Francophone Ontario.FrancoQueerGroupe de recherche et d’intervention sociale de Montréal (GRIS-Montréal)Enable the development of skills to support 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals in crafting testimonials and life stories suitable for presentation in Franco-Ontarian educational environments (schools, colleges, universities) requiring awareness of sexual and gender diversity. The testimonials will help make the target environments more inclusive and safer for these people.
Intercultural Twinning of Francophone Parents in OntarioParents partenaires en éducation (PPE)Groupe de recherche sur les jumelages interculturels (GReJI)Develop and deliver an intercultural pairing preparation project for Francophone parents in Ontario to enhance their intercultural skills to promote social cohesion and community living.


The 2023-2024 Québec Cinema Tour


Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada


Fondation Québec Cinéma

Enrich the cultural offerings of Francophone communities through:

  • Collaboration with local partners, festivals, film clubs, cultural organizations, cinemas, and alternative venues
  • School workshops on film education and cultural mediation designed for students in Francophone or immersion schools
Youth Cultural Exchange FRANCO Ontario-QuébecCoopérative Enseignants Pas À Pas IncorporéeÉpelle-Moi QuébecAllow young Francophones from Ontario and Québec to enjoy diversified cultural experiences on targeted themes to contribute to promoting the French language through twinning. Trips will enable young people to discover the particularities of each targeted region.
New Content Production - Murs, by Mishka LavigneCréations In VivoTransistor MédiaIncrease the supply of high-quality French-language arts for Francophone communities in Ontario and Québec.
Portrait Exhibition Tour in TorontoMusée AmbulantConseil scolaire catholique MonAvenirProduce a showcase exhibition for Toronto's Francophone school and communities. The exhibition will feature works by artists from Ontario and Québec.
Coup doubleN/AL’Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF)Offer cultural mediation workshops to elementary and high school students, enabling them to interact with Francophone artists who live and work in various disciplines in another Canadian province. These sessions will stimulate young people's curiosity and enrich their sense of belonging to their Francophone identity.


Interuniversity Research Collaboration in Canadian Francophonie




L’Association canadienne-française pour l’avancement des sciences (ACFAS)

The ACFAS administers a research mobility program to promote:

  • The creation of interprovincial and interterritorial networks for research collaboration
  • The strengthening of connections within Canadian Francophonie

Contact us

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Ministry of Francophone Affairs at OFA@ontario.ca.

Québec organizations may contact the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes at sqrc.francophonie@mce.gouv.qc.ca.