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Together we have achieved great projects.

Inaugurated in 1985, MIFO’s first cultural centre was perfectly suited to the expectations of the community. It provided us with the tools and spaces to meet the needs of our clientele. In 40 years, this demand has continued to increase. MIFO has grown and is now constricted in its current space.

1984 : Gérald Lacombe et Rolande Faucher lors de la première pelletée de terre.
A space to meet the expectations of our community.

With your support, we are now undertaking the largest infrastructure project in our proud history: revitalizing and expanding our spaces, so that we may pursue our mission and provide a gathering place adapted to the needs of Francophones and Francophiles of Ottawa’s East end.

Vue aérienne du MIFO actuel
Your New MIFO: unifying and innovative.

With this important project, we will have the space to welcome and gather people who want to flourish in French. In the New MIFO, Francophones and Francophiles of all ages will have a space to create memories, meet, exchange, and grow.

Participants du 4 à 6 Franco 2019 devant le MIFO
Our objective: $2,5M
As of December 2022, we have raised
$ 2,457,549 or more than 98% of our goal!

Your New MIFO

economic fallout
48,500 sq. ft.
in area
opening of the New MIFO
New modern, relevant and useable spaces
  • Multi-storey building.
  • Bright and spacious lobby, including a café.
  • Big gymnasium for sports and recreational activities.
  • Studio for the performing arts and Théâtre du Village d’Orléans community theatre company.
  • Creation room for artists in residence.
  • Youth room.
Improved spaces
  • Multipurpose banquet hall.
  • New art gallery to offer a greater diversity of exhibits.
  • More multipurpose rooms for inspiring encounters.
  • Greater number of rooms to cultivate talent at the Music School.
An environment that will allow our community to continue to grow
  • Welcoming, safe building.
  • Accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • Green spaces.
  • Dynamic atmosphere encouraging intercultural and multigenerational exchanges.
  • Diversification of artistic activities: performances, movies, and art exhibits.
  • Increased number of courses, activities, and workshops offered to children, teenagers, adults, and those 50 and older.
  • Administrative offices adapted to the needs and anticipated growth of MIFO teams.
  • Creation of many local jobs.
"MIFO has been a big part of my life."

"I grew up with it and it helped me forge my Francophone identity. I have so many memories accumulated over the years at MIFO, especially within the walls of our Cultural Centre. It is now time to build a New MIFO in our image: innovative, dynamic, creative, ecological, accessible, multigenerational, multicultural and last but not least, Francoproud."

Sébastien Lorquet
Partner at Fasken and campaign chair

Sébastien Lorquet, président de la campagne majeure de financement du MIFO
Sébastien Lorquet, président de la campagne majeure de financement du MIFO
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I understand that the MIFO project will only move forward on the full confirmation of public funding. In the event the project does not go ahead due to lack of public funding, we understand that MIFO will contact us to offer other MIFO initiatives to which our donation may be redirected. If we wish to obtain a full refund, our choice will be respected. I also understand that in the latter case, if a receipt for tax purposes has already been issued, the MIFO will be required to report the refund to the Canada Revenue Agency and that the consultation of a professional in that field is recommended.

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