Three students wearing franco-ontarian bandana, in green and white, the franco-ontarian colours

Carrefour francophone

Welcome to the Carrefour Francophone, a community resource and cultural centre where Francophone and Francophile students can socialize in French, spreading and promoting the use of the language.

Our mission

Established in 2011, the Carrefour francophone aims to:

  • Serve as the hub of Francophone socio-cultural life for University of Ottawa Francophone and Francophile students.
  • Promote and develop French culture in Ontario by providing access to a wide array of resources and information on it and on other French-language cultures.
  • Help strengthen and bring together the University of Ottawa’s Francophone community and encourage networking through activities organized with specialists from both the University and Ottawa region.
Francophonie at uOttawa
Graffiti on the wall of the carrefour francophone

What can I do at the Carrefour?

  • Chat with your friends (in French of course!)
  • Talk with the Carrefour co-ordinator to learn more about French social and cultural life on campus and in the Ottawa region.
  • Participate in some of the many activities that happen here every week.
  • Hold your own activity! The activity should be open to all students and contribute to their sense of belonging to the Francophone and Francophile community on campus. 

For more about the booking policies, contact the co-ordinator.

Contact us

Hours of operation

  • Monday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


University Centre
85 University Private, room 026
Ottawa, ON  Canada
K1N 9A7