The Association communautaire francophone de St-Jean (ACFSJ) is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to inspire and support the development and action of the francophone community in St. John's by means of the Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents. The ACFSJ has as its vision that the Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents become the primary focus for the development and action of the francophone community.


The ACFSJ offers many activities (badminton nights, yoga classes, BBQs and much more). Some of their activities may also be of interest to members of the general public, particularly those who would like to learn French. The association regularly offers French language courses and the Festival du vent, which takes place every year in November, is a community festival in the broadest possible sense.

To learn more about the activities and events of the ACFSJ, please consult the calendar of activities

Library and Community Internet Access

The Library and Community Access Programme of the Centre des Grands-Vents is a resource, not only for the students of the school, but also for francophones and the public at large of the region of St. John's. In addition to a vast collection of books for adults, youth, and children, they offer a wide selection of films on DVD, certain music CD's and free access to the Internet.

Room Rental

The ACFSJ offers room rentals for all types of events. Whether for receptions, conferences, training courses, parties, sports or cultural events, a wide range of rooms, of various sizes and styles, is available.

For more information on available rates and packages, contact Manon Laverrière at or call (709) 757-2816

Hours of Operation

The offices of the ACFSJ are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
On stormy days, the ACFSJ offices will be closed if the Centre des Grands-Vents is closed.


65, chemin Ridge, suite 254, Saint-Jean (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador) A1B 4P5
Phone: (709) 726-4900
Fax: (709) 726-0437

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