National Board of Directors

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National Board of Directors2019-10-22T09:04:20-04:00

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

Board of Directors and National ED

  • Derrek Bentley

    Vice President

    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


    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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  • Marc Gobeil

    Marc Gobeil - Treasurer Marc has been involved with CPF and other institutions with respect to FSL in his role as the Director, French Immersion Studies, University of Ottawa. He formulated the vision, strategic planning and objectives of this unique academic option for second language learners with the goal of increasing registration and enhancing the university’s reputation. He established scholarship incentives for CPF Concours d’art oratoire at the University of Ottawa, liaised with…

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  • Dr. Wendy Carr

    Director at Large

    Wendy Carr (BC) is Professor of Teaching in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia after a full school-based career teaching Core French. She champions the role of research in underpinning CPF advocacy.

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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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  • Diane Tijman

    Diane Tijman - Director at Large Diane is a passionate advocate of second language education and her own personal values are strongly linked to the mission, values and vision of CPF. She is a Francophile, and has worked diligently to become bilingual completing her B.A. in French and M.A. in Second Language Education from UBC. She studied in Québec and France and taken DELF training and certification in France. She has held leadership roles as a FSL teacher in three districts, modern languages…

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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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  • 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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  • 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 by clicking below:

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