A warm and dynamic community!
Founded more than 35 years ago, the AFCY is an essential gathering point for life in French in the capital of the NWT.
The first Francophone association in the Northwest Territories was created in 1978 in Yellowknife under the name “L’Association culturelle franco-ténoise” (ACFT). At that time, the priority for the members was the installation of an antenna to receive Radio-Canada. Over time, Francophones from other regions of the Northwest Territories began to take an interest in the activities of Yellowknife and the ACFT gradually extended its service offer to all of the Territories. Under the initiative of ACFT members, a new association was created to serve the capital more specifically. The new association was incorporated on September 18, 1985 under the name “L’Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife” (AFCY).