About OFFA

The Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs

The Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (also known as OFFA) is an administrative entity of Simon Fraser University that works in collaboration with the faculties and departments to support the development, coordination, and promotion of programs and courses taught in French. At OFFA, we are also committed to contributing to the growth and vitality of the Francophonie by establishing strong ties with the community.

Whether you are a Francophone or a Francophile, if you have an interest in the French language and Francophone cultures, we welcome you to OFFA and SFU!

OFFA in Brief


We are a team of 10 employees whose main working language is French.


OFFA was founded in 2004, thanks to the mobilization of many community, university and government stakeholders dedicated to promoting French as Canada's other official language.


Since our inception, we have contributed to the post-secondary education in French in a minority setting of nearly 4,500 students, including more than 250 active students*.
*As of June 2020


Every year, we organize free activities that allow more than 2,000 people to share cultural or academic experiences in French.


We are fortunate to be collaborating with more than 60 community and university partners at the provincial, national and international levels.

Who We Are

Learn about our mission, our vision, our values and whom we serve.

Our History

Discover some important dates in the creation of the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs. 

Our Partners

Discover our financial, provincial, national, international and university partners.

Contact Us

Find our address, contact information for the OFFA team and information about our administrative structure.

Programs and services in French

View the complete list of programs, courses and services offered in French at SFU and supported by OFFA.