National Board of Directors

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National Board of Directors2018-11-22T10:43:09-04:00

CPF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Each Director serves a renewable term of two years.

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  • National Committees of the Board

    Please find the list of the CPF's National 2018-19 Ad-Hoc and Standing Committees with contact details provided below: Nominating Committee Kate Peters, Chair (NAT)        Sharon Lapkin  (NAT)             Tony Orlando (NS)                  Mary Em Waddington (BC)   Debbie Murphy (Staff Support) Bylaws & Policies Committee                                                                        …

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  • Nancy McKeraghan


    Nancy looks forward to adding her contribution to CPF for the benefits of children, parents, educators, and communities across Canada.

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  • Dr. Wendy Carr

    Vice President

    Wendy Carr (BC) is Associate Dean of Teacher Education at the University of British Columbia where she coordinated and taught for many years in its French teacher education program after a full school-based career teaching Core French.

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  • Valerie Pike


    Valerie’s passion for French language teaching and learning is driven by a belief that real world connections and intercultural awareness are contributors to the personal growth of young people.

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  • Dr. Sharon Lapkin


    Sharon Lapkin, PhD, is Professor Emerita at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto.

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  • Derrek Bentley

    Director at Large

    Since participating in Canadian Parents for French Chapter meetings in elementary school, Derrek Bentley has been passionate about French language promotion and education in Manitoba and across Canada.

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  • Kate Peters

    Director at Large

    Kate’s professional experience includes the role of Deputy Director of the Alliance Francaise of Calgary, Community Liaison Officer for the Francophone Secretariat with the Government of Alberta, and more recently, Director of the Centre collegial de l’Alberta and Academic Administration at the University of Alberta.

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  • Dr. Richard Slevinsky

    Director at Large

    During Richard's career as an educator, he served as a French teacher and administrator in Core, Immersion and French First Language settings for over 40 years.

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  • Nicole Thibault

    National Executive Director

    Nicole brings over 20 years combined leadership experience as an executive director, vice principal, educational consultant and teacher whose personal and professional passion is centered on the promotion of a bilingual Canada for all those who call Canada home.

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