Founding members of Canadian Parents for French British Columbia and Yukon in 1978. Photo : Canadian Parents for French


 

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. Originally a small group of concerned parents who met in Ottawa, CPF has evolved into a proactive national network with 10 Branch offices and some 150 Chapters in communities nationwide.

  • Our History

    This original small group of concerned parents who met in Ottawa nearly 40 years ago has evolved into a proactive national network with 10 Branch offices and some 150 Chapters in communities coast to coast to coast.

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  • What We Stand For

    CPF is the national network of volunteers which values French as an integral part of Canada and which is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians.

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  • CPF Across Canada

    Contact information for the ten branches and one national office of CPF.

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Legacy Stories

Seeing as CPF BC & Yukon will soon be celebrating our 40th anniversary (2017), and French Immersion recently celebrated its 50 years this year, we wanted to catch up with some volunteers who have seen this organization, and the programs for which we advocate, grow despite obstacles and opposition. Learn about some of their stories here!