Who we are

Established since 2002, The «Coalition des femmes de l’Alberta» is a non-profit organization recognized as the only organization dedicated to the cause of Francophone women across the province of Alberta.

It was created following a need for regrouping and recognition of Francophone women in the province, in order to develop and manage a program of activities for women. Its rapprochement with the «Alliance des femmes francophones du Canada» has made it possible to harmonize the Coalition’s actions with the main issues of FNFCF (National Federation of French Canadian Women), to expand the interaction and networking of Francophone women in Canada and elsewhere. The Coalition is active in the research and development of community partnerships for the advancement of its actions. She intervenes in various sectors of strategic importance, undertakes and develops various projects and activities in line with her mandate and vision. These projects target Francophone communities, urban and rural, across the province of Alberta. The Coalition’s offer of social activities to French-speaking women is evolving in various formats such as networking, workshops, training, forums, mentoring, conferences and round tables around different themes (domestic violence, leadership, well-being and mental health, governance…). 

In addition, there are artistic activities such as crafts, cultural workshops, outdoor activities and sports activities (gymnastics, relaxation). This offer helps to develop networks where people can express themselves in French. It also aims to promote Francophone culture as well as bilingualism in a linguistic minority environment. The activities and events organized by the Coalition constitute a gathering place for the Francophone community. 

Our Projects

Our Mission

Leading innovative, diverse and cross-sectoral initiatives to ensure safety, the development and success of all women and girls in Alberta.

Our Vision

Advancing gender equality and equity across Alberta through an intersectoral approach based on a desire for systemic thinking.

Our General Objectives

  • Increase Albertan’s awareness of gender and gender inequalities, as well as their socio-economic impacts
  • Fight against violence towards women and girls, including human trafficking
  • Offer women and girls leadership opportunities as well as personal, educational, professional, and economic growth
  • Respond to the local needs of women and girls across the province
  • Consider gender-based analysis for all projects, activities, and services of the organization
  • Strengthen « La Coalition » presence in rural and urban communities across the province.
  • Establish itself as a recognized force for disseminating information on the advancement of the status of women and intersectionality.

Our Mandate

Contribute to the social, political, and economic progress of French speaking Albertans.

Our Sectors of Intervention

Health

Research & Education

Leadership & Entrepreneurial

Diversity

Culture

Social & Community Progress

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