Provide French-speaking elected municipal officers and directors a public forum and relevant services in French, and act as representative and advisor to ministries and organizations related to municipal affairs in Ontario.
• Act as representative for members in matters of common interest;
• Foster professional development and ongoing training of its members;
• Serve as a forum for sharing information and opinions by its members;
• Liaise with other municipal stakeholders in Ontario and throughout Canada;
• Promote and encourage the use of French in municipal affairs;
• Promote the immigration of Francophones to Ontario and support the integration of racial and ethno-cultural minorities within various Francophone communities in Ontario.
• Claim the maintenance and betterment of municipal services in French in Ontario by improving rules and legislative measures related to services and programs offered to residents and taxpayers within the province’s 25 bilingual regions designated by the French Language Services Act;
• Offer training and professional development programs to municipal elected officials, their executives and employees as well as to our associate members;
• Develop templates and linguistic support tools for the municipal sector;
• Insure the up-dating of AFMO’s Website to promote communications between members and to increase awareness of our communities on municipal affairs;
• Negotiate and actualize agreements between communities for their growth and economic development as well as that of the municipal sector;
• Define the strategic operational plan for French services for the Ontario Provincial Police through the Justice Forum.
• The Francophone Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AFMO) was founded, in 1989, by Gisèle Lalonde, then Mayor of the City of Vanier. Her goal was to uphold and improve municipal services delivery and governance, in both French and English, in the regions of Ontario designated under the French Language Services Act of Ontario.