Vision and Mission
About the ccfm
Bent on discovery, creation, and surprise, the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM) offers a variety of activities to suit all ages and all tastes. Since 1974, the Centre has played an important role by featuring all forms of French-language artistic and cultural activities. It has given all Manitobans a chance to experience French Canadian culture. Recognized as a cultural centre and crossroad for French cultural life in Manitoba, it implements a performing arts and visual arts program as well as a community and educational program for residents of Manitoba. Located in the heart of Saint-Boniface, the French quarter of Winnipeg, CCFM organizes seasonal events every year, which actively contribute to the cultural vitality of the Franco-Manitoban community.
In 1898, the Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary received this site from the Archbishop of St. Boniface and built the first St. Joseph’s Academy. The Oblate Fathers purchased the building in 1913 and it became “Le Juniorat de la Sainte-Famille”. It was demolished in 1971 to permit the construction of the new Centre culturel franco-manitobain according to the plans of the architect Étienne Gaboury. The CCFM, a Manitoba Crown Corporation, was incorporated in 1972 and opened its doors on January 25, 1974. Two new buildings have been added to the complex since then: the Centre du patrimoine, managed by the St-Boniface Historical Society and the new Cercle Molière theatre.
The corporation’s mandate is to present, promote, foster and sponsor cultural and artistic activities in the French language for all Manitobans.
Board of Directors
President: Julien Bédard
Vice-president: Rénald Rémillard
Concillors: Richard Bosc, Dominique Rey, Gérald Laroche, Houssinatou Sacko, Karine Beaudette, Claudine Lupien et Louis Paquin, Michelle Gervais, Nicole Matiation.
Resident Cultural Groups
The Centre culturel franco-manitobain houses many cultural groups that contribute to the cultural and artistic vitality of the Franco-Manitoban community, including: 100 nons, Éditions du blé, radio communautaire Envol 91, Chorale des Intrépides, Alliance chorale du Manitoba, Conseil jeunesse provincial, Freeze Frame Manitoba, Amicale de la francophonie multiculturelle. You can also access the Heritage Centre and Cercle Molière theatre through the CCFM.
Temple de la renommée de la culture (francophone cultural hall of fame)
The Hall of Fame recognizes the enormous contributions of individuals who have dedicated a great part of their lives to the evolution of the cultural sector in the francophone community.