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Our mission

Visible, dynamic, proactive, inclusive, viable, and united, the COFRD serves the French community by offering a variety of programs and services responding to the community needs .

In the heart of the francophone community of Durham, the COFRD works towards the development, and ensures the vitality of the French community.

We are located at:

57 Simcoe St. S. Office 2D
Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 4G4
Telephone: 905-434-7676
Fax: 905-434-7260

Email: cbazinet@cofrd.org

Contact: Chantal Bazinet, General Manager

Services available at COFRD

Services provided in or through our office:

A French employment Center at 57, Simcoe St. South, office 2D.

A Bookstore,/strong> where French books, CDs, DVDs, dictionaries and more are available. Please acknowledge that it is the only place in the Durham region that sells many French products for all ages.

French greeting cards: A large variety for every occasion for one low price.

Photocopy and fax services at a low cost.


Cultural season 2021-2022

Here is our program for the cultural season 2021-2022. For more information, or to buy tickets, please phone 905-434-7676 or email cbazinet@cofrd.org.


Découvertes 2020

Découvertes is a French singing competition showcasing the talent of Durham’s youth in every age category. Découvertes 2020  will be held Sunday the 23rd of February at the Parish Hall 384 Hillside Avenue, Oshawa.

For more information please contact Chantal at cbazinet@cofrd.org or AKOUVI at agprojet@cofrd.org


Computer repairs & services

Excellent computer tech support at competitive prices:

  • Virus and Spyware removal
  • Back up restore and repair
  • Operating system installations
  • Windows’ drivers and updates
  • Replacement of part
  • Troubleshooting

For more information please contact Hervé at hkacou@cofrd.org


St- Albert Cheese

St-Albert Cheese Co-op, founded in 1894, is known as producer of the best cheddar and dairy products in the country and has won many prestigious awards.  We coordinate orders on a bimonthly basis. The next order is in DECEMBER 2021.

Order online here or print and fill out this form then submit to cbazinet@cofrd.org or fax :905-434-7260

You will be contacted for payment when your order is ready for pick up.


Community Theater

D’la visite pas reposante by André Lacroix

Played on Friday the 26th, Saturday the 27th, and Sunday the 28th of November

École Saint Charles Garnier


In the early hours of the morning, a space ship that we thought to be a meteor, crashes and an alien takes refuge un a young couple garage. The couple and their friends soon find out that life on Gatonie is very different from Earth. The police chief, a little slow, works to find Clovis but all sorts of wacky adventures will make it so he will find anything. All we can say is you won’t believe your ears.


Clovis Marcoux:  Denise Secours

Julien Ranger:  Jean-Claude Legault

Françoise Ranger:  Lise Gauthier

René:  Jean-Pierre Tallec

Jacqueline:  Liliane Graham-Greig

Police Chief:  Marjolaine Duguay