CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH, NATIONAL was pleased to work with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages in the elaboration of the study, Accessing Opportunity, released today in Vancouver, BC. The increased awareness of the cognitive, cultural, economic, social and employment benefits of learning French as a Second Language (FSL) has contributed to the rising [...]
CPF Ontario urges the provincial government to reverse cuts to the French Language Services Commissioner
Mississauga (ON), November 16, 2018 - “Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) stands with our partners in the Franco-Ontarian community, the Office of the Commissioner of French Language Services, L’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), le Collège Boréal, le Collège Glendon and Groupe Média TFO. We call on Caroline Mulroney, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs [...]
Ottawa – November 16, 2018 – The Canadian Parents for French network across Canada condemns the decision by Ontario’s Conservative government to abolish the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner and cancel plans to create a new French-language university. “The French Language Services Commissioner, François Boileau, has served all Ontarians, informing and educating Anglophones on [...]
Canadian Parents for French to release The State of FSL Education in Canada 2018 Report – Focus on FSL Teachers
OTTAWA, ON - Canadian Parents for French, National would like to acknowledge and thank every teacher that has and continues to impact our lives. Thanks goes out especially to the dedication of French as a second language teachers, providing all students in Canada the opportunity to learn French in a program that meets their needs [...]
OTTAWA, ON - Canadian Parents for French, National would like to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage for its supplementary contribution in the amount of $332,000 to help our organization carry out its core program activities. The funding will be allocated over two government fiscal years 2018-2020. These new investments were announced as part of [...]
On September 28, 2017, the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers announced the recipients of the Robert Roy Award and the Honorary Lifetime Member Award.
On September 28, 2017, the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers announced the recipients of the Robert Roy Award and the Honorary Lifetime Member Award. The Robert Roy Award was received by Dr. Wendy Carr, Vice President of the National Board of Directors at Canadian Parents for French. The Robert Roy Award, named in memory [...]
Canadian Parents for French welcomes the Action Plan for Official Languages: Investing in Our Future.
OTTAWA – Today the federal government revealed Investing in Our Future 2018-23 Action Plan for Official Languages. Canadian Parents for French is ecstatic with the investment of $499 million ($2.7 billion over 5 years) into Canada’s Official Languages, the largest investment in official languages in our country’s history. During the launch, the government representative expressed an openness [...]
Canadian Parents for French welcomes the Federal Government’s support to Official Languages in Canada.
OTTAWA, ON – Canadian Parents for French welcomes the Federal Government’s support to Official Languages in Canada. On February 27, 2018, the Federal Budget outlined plans to provide $400 million in new funding over the next five years starting in 2018-19, with an additional $88.4 million per year ongoing, in support of the Action Plan [...]
The real equity problem with French immersion is the reluctance of too many school boards to make it available to ALL students, especially in under-serviced neighbourhoods. By MARY CRUDEN Wed., Nov. 15, 2017 via The Toronto Star In his opinion piece in The Star last week, Sachin Maharaj derides what he calls “the spell of French immersion.” He’s [...]