Conference 2016 – “Volunteer Leaders – Past, Present, Future

Conference Program

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, October 13 – Preliminary Program

Afternoon / Evening

4 pm: Registration Opens

5:30 to 7 pm: Welcome Reception / Informal

  • Launch of the Laurier Project Social Media Campaign –  is month long postcard contest and social media campaign – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – seeks to engage and inform youth on Laurier’s role as a Francophone leader, a respected orator, a great conciliator, and the Father of Modern Canada. For more information visit

Friday, October 14 – Program Workshop Descriptions


7:45 am to 9 am:  Breakfast – Greetings from Department of Canadian Heritage

9 am to noon:  Kick-off Opening:  Plenary Session: CPF: A Federated Organizational Model, a Framework for Collaboration

Facilitator: Carmen Wyton (President & Founder, Ripple Enterprises

Deepen understanding of the workings underlying CPF’s National Network and our potential for inclusive and collaborative decision making towards meaningful impact.


12:30 pm to 2 pm:   Plenary Session – CPF Network Strategic Plan Implementation

Facilitators: Patti Holm (President, CPF-BC/YK) and Michael Tryon (Executive Director, CPF-AB)

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Breakout Session #1 (Workshop Choices)

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Breakout Session #2 (Workshop Choices)

4:30 pm to 6 pm: President’s Reception

  • Partner Signing with FSL Partner Network: CASLT / ACPI / FFTF / SEVEC


Saturday October 15 – Program Workshop Descriptions


9 to 10:30 am: Plenary Session – Membership Organizations in the 21st Century

Facilitators: Karen Lynch (Director at Large, CPF National Board, AB) 

How does membership relate to CPF’s governance, operations, structure, traditions and relevance for the future, when Chapters work and when they don’t, and alternatives to engage and take action.

11 am to Noon: Breakout Session #3 (Workshop Choices)

Noon to 1 pm: Buffet Lunch

“Our CPF Story” Presentation

For more information please visit:


1 pm to 2 pm: Breakout Session #4 (Workshop Choices)

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Breakout Session #5 (Workshop Choices)

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm:

  • Informal meeting for Membership /Chapter Development Officers


6 to 11 pm: President’s Banquet

CPF Volunteer Awards Presentation

  • Canadian Parents for French Honors Service of our Volunteers and Staff – Press Release

Sunday October 16 – Preliminary Program


9 to 10:30 am: CPF Annual General Meeting

  • 2016 Agenda

10:30 to 11 am: OCOL Award Presentation to CPF Network by Graham Fraser

  •  Graham Fraser

Conference 2016 Evaluation

  • Collated feedback to be posted