A graduate of Concordia University and of the Université du Québec à Montréal, Robert’s career in communications began with his employment in French language services at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 1986. For over a decade, Robert worked as a researcher, broadcaster and producer for the Canadian media powerhouse in Vancouver before moving to the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français in 2004 as a research and project coordinator for the Western and Northern members of the national network.
In 2006, Robert began a new research and communications role at Educacentre College, British Columbia’s sole Francophone college, moving quickly to Head of Continuing Education and Training, before finally landing his role of executive director with CPF British Columbia & Yukon in 2008. Prior to his joining CPF, from 1990-2008, Robert also took on consultant work with various cultural, educational and other not-for-profits on a freelance basis.
Robert is committed to CPF’s mission to provide official languages education for all students in Canada and is proud to advocate for this cause at the federal level. “Not only do I strongly believe in personal bilingualism as a reflection of Canada’s linguistic duality, I can honestly say that I have lived it all my life, even before the Official Languages Act came into existence,” says Robert. “It was my great good luck to be raised in a bilingual household, to attend English and French language schools and post-secondary institutions, and to move freely from one official-language-dominant work milieu to the other. I’m living proof that bilingualism does work. It is my profound conviction,” he concludes, “that every child in Canada should have a right to a bilingual education.”
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