What is CPF?

Four decades of advocacy and counting!

CPF was founded in 1977 by parents who wanted to ensure that children would have the opportunity to become bilingual in the Canadian school system. CPF BC & Yukon will be celebrating its 40th anniversary (2017), and French Immersion recently celebrated its 50 years in 2016!

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French Teacher Education and Language Development Opportunities

Resources for Educators

A comprehensive list of resources, programs, and opportunities for educators, or people wishing to become more bilingual while working in an educational context.

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Concours d’art oratoire 2017

Preparations for Concours 2017 are underway!

Teachers and parents have been organizing Concours d’art for over 30 years, and for many students, it’s now part of the curriculum – a fun and effective way to get students excited about using French inside and outside the classroom!

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Open Letter to Vancouver Parents; Teachers RE: Drastic Cuts to Popular French Immersion Program

May 24rd, 2017 To whom it may concern, On May 9th, the CBC reported the Vancouver School Board was cutting one quarter of all Kindergarten French immersion spaces in the district, despite pre-existing waitlists of up to 140 students at some schools. Over time, this will result in the elimination  of a [...]

Bilingual summer job & volunteer opportunities

Obtaining a bilingual summer job is a great way for FSL students to use their French in practical situations, gain valuable work experience for their CVs, and earn a paycheque at the same time! If you are an employer seeking to hire French-speaking students this summer please send your job [...]

Letter to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly re French Teacher Shortage

  March 28, 2017 The Honourable Mélanie Joly, P.C., M.P. Minister of Canadian Heritage House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario Open Letter re: French Teacher Shortage Dear Minister, On behalf of Canadian Parents for French BC & YK, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you an update [...]

French Teacher Education and Language Development Opportunities

Although CPF is a parent organization, teachers and educators are essential to CPF. Whether it is teachers and principals hosting CPF events in a school setting or parents and teachers uniting to promote and advocate for FSL issues, teachers are undeniably an important demographic in providing accessible quality FSL education for [...]


CPF BC-YK on Twitter

Today Glyn Lewis & Diane Tijman of @cpfbc met MP @jwaldag to discuss @VSB39 French immersion cuts, teacher recruitment, Federal Action Plan. pic.twitter.com/6atRJGZSpe

About 2 days ago from CPF BC & Yukon's Twitter via Twitter Web Client