Governing Documents

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Bylaws and Policies

CPF National Bylaws (updated in 2016)

National Policies (Under Review in 2018-2019)

The Canadian Parents for French inclusive policy development process to enhance the effective and inclusive governance of the Network. As a result, a formal consultation process, providing ample time for communication and Network input, prior to change and implementation, was established. Scheduled policy reviews and updates are completed by the National Board Bylaws and Policies Committee and brought forward to the National Board of Directors for review and approval in principle. The policies are then posted and circulated for a 60-day Network review process. Input received is incorporated and brought forward to the National Board at their next scheduled meeting for final approval.

On April 30th 2019 this 2nd batch of policies (Governance 01-16, minus Gov 14 circulated in the previous batch) was circulated to CPF Network Branch Leaders for review.

Currently under Review – GOVERNANCE POLICIES – Table of Contents


GOV 01 Bylaw and Policy Development and Management

GOV 02 Board and Network Guiding Principles

GOV 03 Duties, Roles and Responsibilities of Officers and Directors of the Board

GOV 04 Meetings of the Board

GOV 05 Directors and Officers, Nomination and Election Process

GOV 06 Standing and Ad Hoc Committees of the Board

GOV 07 Responsibilities and Obligations of Entities of the CPF Network

GOV 08 Duties of Advisory Councils (CoP and CoED)

GOV 09 Conflict of Interest

GOV 10 Code of Conduct

GOV 11 Conflict Resolution

GOV 12 Ethical Fundraising, Solicitation of Donations

GOV 13 Corporate Documents and Records Management

GOV 14 Personal Information Protection, Privacy Statement (Previously Reviewed in Batch 1)

GOV 15 Orientation, Volunteer Leadership Development

GOV 16 Monitoring Performance of Branches and Branch Dissolution

GOV 01 to 16 Policies for Review

2nd Letter from Bylaw Committee Chair

Feedback, one response per Branch is requested, to be submitted to the CPF National office by July 2nd,  2019, attention:

Network Strategic Plan 2015-2020

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National Committees of the Board

To learn more, visit the National Committees of the Board page

National Board of Directors Orientation Guide

CPF Network Board Orientation Manual_Oct2018Final
CPF Network List of Acronyms_Nov2018
CPF Network FSL Glossary_Nov2018

Executive Directors Manual and Orientation Guide

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National Office Employee Handbook

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National Board Meeting Minutes

October 2018
August 2018
May 2018
January 2018
November 2017
 October 2017
September 2017

August 2017
May 2017
February 2017
November 2016
August 2016
May 5-7, 2016
February 4-7 2016
Jan 11, 2016

The following is an information resource/guide on how to better minute taking skills and best practices: Keeping Minutes – Getting it Down Right


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