Le Réseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien The Réseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien (RPFO) is a provincial non-profit organization that focuses on the distribution of historical knowledge, facilitates the dialogue between partners and supports the efforts of preservation and development of francophone heritage in its whole. On top of projects such as the Mois du patrimoine en Ontario français (Heritage Month) and the prix du patrimoine (Heritage Award), the RPFO offers two services for our members and/or our subscribers: the site Mes-racines and the magazine Le Chaînon.

Le Réseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien (RPFO) is an organization stemmed by the union of the Société franco-ontarienne d’histoire et de généalogie (SFOHG) and the Regroupement des organismes du patrimoine franco-ontarien (ROPFO) following a vote at the general meeting held on May 23rd 2011.

The RPFO has 5 Regional Research Centers where members can visit and do their research with the center's collection. The information about each center can be found below.

Head Office:

Réseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien (RPFO)


336 unit,

435 Donald Street, Ottawa, Ontario

K1K 4X5

Phone: 613.729.5769

Toll-free : 1.866.307.9995

e-mail: admin@rpfo.ca

Regional Research Centers


President: Claire Grondin


2489 chemin François

Windsor, Ontario N8W 4T3

Address of the research center

940 Prince Street

Windsor, Ontario

Phone: 519.254.5721

Email: lapionniere@rpfo.ca

DU NIAGARA (Based on 1982)

President: Madeleine Boilard


Welland Public Library

50, The Boardwalk

Welland, Ontario L3B 6J1

Phone: 905.734.7260

Email: duniagara@rpfo.ca


President: Monique Rousseau


445 PO Box

Longlac, Ontario P0T 2A0

Address of the research center

Château-Jeunesse Secondary School

Cultural Center

167 Centennial Street

Longlac, Ontario

Phone: 807.876.2671

Email: josephmariecouture@rpfo.ca

LA VIEILLE BRANCHE (Based on 1998)

President: Claire Payeur


PO Box 1344

Hearst (Ontario) P0L 1N0

Address of the research center

Hearst Public Library

801, Georges Street

Hearst, Ontario

Phone: 705.372.1496

Email: lavieillebranche@rpfo.ca

JEAN-NICOLET (Based on 2003)

President : André Tardif


327, Dudley Avenue

North Bay, Ontario P1B 7A4

Address of the research center

North Bay Public Library

271, East Worthington Street,

North Bay, Ontario

Phone : 705.495.2242

Email: jeannicolet@rpfo.ca

The magazine The Link Appears 3 once a year and is the only magazine in French-speaking Ontario devoted to history - personal, local, event or general - to genealogy, archives, museums and tangible heritage And intangible assets of Franco-Ontarians.

For more information on the RPFO go to: www.rpfo.ca

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