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So far cpf has created 12 blog entries.

Canadian Parents for French Breakfast on the Hill Celebrates Bilingualism

On April 11, 2017 Canadian Parents for French held its 2nd French second language Awareness Breakfast on the Hill highlighting the excellence of bilingual youth across the country as well as to celebrate #Canada150. The event, hosted by the Honorable Andrew Leslie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Greg Fergus, Member of [...]

April 13th, 2017|

Network Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Canadian Parents for French Network Strategic Plan 2015-2020 Branch Strategies Template (January 2016) Chapter Strategies Template (January 2016) Scorecard Performance indicators Template (October 2015) SPC Action Plan Template (October 2015) Strategic Plan Implementation Support Resources Living Into Your Strategic Plan: A Guide to Implementation That Gets Results, The Bridgespan Group, New York - Hadley, J., Lanzerotti, L., Nathan, A. About [...]

September 8th, 2016|

French Immersion offers great opportunities, but it’s not perfect. So what?

On Saturday, The Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente posted an article entitled “There’s just one problem with French immersion … well, several, actually”. Ms. Wente in your column you describe, a number of problems with the French immersion program and how it is “too good to be true”. By doing this you are simply perpetuating [...]

June 8th, 2016|

A Cause for Celebration: CPF Celebrates 50 Years of FI in Canada

“They call 50 years the Golden anniversary, Nous célébrons aujourd’hui les cinquante ans, To the pioneers and their vision, To the partners and their collaborative efforts, To the parents and their perserverance, To the youth and their courage, Nous levons notre verre et proclamons haut et fort, A toast to French Immersion, Cheers, Santé and [...]

April 26th, 2016|

2016 Membership Survey

CPF National is conducting a membership survey between February 25th and March 25th, 2016. The survey has been developed as an evaluative process to review CPF programs, benefits, events, advocacy and research as prescribed within our existing PCH contribution agreement. Individual survey answers will be kept confidential and will not be distributed to any external [...]

February 23rd, 2016|

CPF ON response to FSL proposal following consultation

OPEN LETTER to the Ottawa-Carlton District School Board RE: Proposed Changes to French Instruction for Kindergarten and Primary Early French Immersion We commend the Ottawa-Carlton District School Board (OCDSB) for providing full access to all students for their early French immersion and middle French immersion programs, quality core French programs and attention to enrolment, retention [...]

November 2nd, 2015|

Keeping in Touch with CPF Friends

CPF Friends Newsletter/ "Our Story" The CPF Friends Newsletter was initiated several years ago by former CPF President Pat Brehaut (1990-93). It is a contact list of national Board members and a few others who were involved at the national level from 1977 to about 2000. Each year through this e-newsletter, they are given the [...]

September 29th, 2015|

C’mon Macleans, Forty years later – Time to let go of out-dated notions!

On March 22, 2015 Maclean’s magazine published an article entitled “Just say ‘non’: The problem with French immersion” calling into question the effectiveness of the program in schools across the country. While some of what was addressed in the article incorporated several pockets of truth – like lack of access – we do not feel [...]

April 13th, 2015|

Call for Nominations to the CPF National Board Now Open

Are you committed to strengthening French second language opportunities for youth in Canada? Canadian Parents for French is announcing a call for nominations to its National Board and we want you to join in on the action! The National Board of Canadian Parents for French is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of a [...]

April 2nd, 2015|

Nicole Thibault Selected as Canadian Parents for French’s New National Executive Director

OTTAWA - Canadian Parents for French (CPF) is pleased to announce the selection of a new National Executive Director. CPF congratulates Nicole Thibault on her appointment. Effective December 1, 2014, Ms. Thibault will be leading the Ottawa-based National staff under the stewardship of the CPF National Board of Directors. Ms. Thibault brings over 20 years [...]

October 31st, 2014|