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The Centre Frontenac was founded in 1978 to unite and meet the cultural and community demands of the francophones in the Kingston area. The first employee Gabrielle Gosselin ‘s mandate was to unit, coordinate and serve the francophone community, as well as to obtain and provide human, technical, and financial resources.
In June 1980, the Centre social et culturel Frontenac is officially founded. In 1982, the CCF purchases the home century old home of one of its members on Frontenac Road, on 520 Frontenac Street.

In 1996, the CCF moves into its new location: the school community centre, a centre that houses Marie-Rivier Public Secondary School and the Octave Theatre (711 Dalton Avenue) where it has been every since. Today, the cultural center mission is to serve an inclusive and dynamic Francophone community, gathered to celebrate arts and culture in French. Thirty five years after its official creation, the center offers close to 15 events (professional and community), continue publishing the unique local French newspaper (32 years) among his numerous services.


To gather and unite the Francophone and Francophile community in the greater Kingston and Thousand Islands region, by celebrating and enhancing the arts and culture in French.


The Centre culturel Frontenac, rich in its trendy and quality programming accomplishments, boosts confidence in the future of a visible, vibrant and proactive Francophone community in Ontario and Canada.


Board of Directors

Martin Laforest, Director & Chair

Éric Galarneau, Director & Vice-Chair

Louise Allard, Community Member (Tréteaux) & Treasurer

Jean Lord, Community Member (Clud de l'âge d'Or) & Secretary

Michèle Dubois, Community Member (ACFOMI)

Andréanne Beauchesne, Director

Fanny Cecconi, Director

Marie-Noël St-Cyr, Director

Chantale Blanchette, Director

Érika Lamon, Youth Member