Alphonse Ndem Ahola
Alphonse Ndem Ahola
Executive Director, Francophonie albertaine plurielle

Alphonse Ahola is Executive Director of Francophonie albertaine plurielle (FRAP), the Francophone settlement agency for Edmonton and Fort  McMurray. A PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Alberta and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, his involvement in the community has led him to successively serve as Vice-President of the Graduate Students Association at the University of Alberta, Chair of the Board of Directors of FRAP and President of the Réseau d’immigration francophone de l’Alberta (RIFA). Alphonse is a member of the National Francophone Settlement Advisory Committee. After a brief career in the Alberta civil service as an External Services Analyst with the Ministry of Education, he returned to the community sector as Executive Director of FRAP. In December 2017, Alphonse was recognized by the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (ACFA) for his commitment to community well-being, and received ACFA’s Dulari Pritipaul.