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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 [...]

2018-09-24T09:00:41-04:00March 28th, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-09-24T08:59:39-04:00March 1st, 2018|

French immersion a success that should be celebrated

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 [...]

2017-11-16T17:29:03-05:00November 16th, 2017|

CPF Celebrates Culmination of its 40 Year Anniversary

On October 15, 2017 Canadian Parents for French celebrated the culmination of CPF's 40th Anniversary in Gatineau, Quebec following the successful close of its 41st AGM. CPF Branches commemorated the occasion throughout the year by putting together their own festivities – a slideshow presentation with pictures from across the country was shared with those in [...]

2017-10-19T13:37:33-04:00October 19th, 2017|

Canadian Parents for French Introduces 2017 State of FSL Education in Canada Report

Ottawa, ON – On Friday, October 13th Canadian Parents for French introduced the 2017 issue of its widely popular research series The State of French Second Language Education in Canada report in Gatineau, QC. The recently-revived report, which examines current French as a second language (FSL) research findings, focuses on FSL students’ experience, proficiency and [...]

2017-10-19T11:07:52-04:00October 19th, 2017|

Canadian Parents for French Breakfast on the Hill Celebrates Bilingualism

On April 11, 2017 Canadian Parents for French held its 2nd French second language Awareness Breakfast on the Hill highlighting the excellence of bilingual youth across the country as well as to celebrate #Canada150. The event, hosted by the Honorable Andrew Leslie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Greg Fergus, Member of [...]

2017-05-30T01:48:29-04:00April 13th, 2017|

CPF Network Strategic Plan Implementation Initiatives

The CPF National Strategic Planning Committee will begin the implementation process with CPF Network leaders in spring 2020. A webinar is being prepared to provide readers with a walk through of any updates as they relate to the previous plan. We invite all interested CPF members to review these resources that served in the [...]

2020-05-15T11:01:30-04:00September 8th, 2016|

French Immersion offers great opportunities, but it’s not perfect. So what?

On Saturday, The Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente posted an article entitled “There’s just one problem with French immersion … well, several, actually”. Ms. Wente in your column you describe, a number of problems with the French immersion program and how it is “too good to be true”. By doing this you are simply perpetuating [...]

2017-05-30T01:48:29-04:00June 8th, 2016|

A Cause for Celebration: CPF Celebrates 50 Years of FI in Canada

“They call 50 years the Golden anniversary, Nous célébrons aujourd’hui les cinquante ans, To the pioneers and their vision, To the partners and their collaborative efforts, To the parents and their perserverance, To the youth and their courage, Nous levons notre verre et proclamons haut et fort, A toast to French Immersion, Cheers, Santé and [...]

2017-05-30T01:48:29-04:00April 26th, 2016|

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