Canadian Parents for French (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.
A Canada where French- and English-speakers live together in mutual respect with an understanding and appreciation of each other’s language and culture and where linguistic duality forms an integral part of society.
In Canadian Parents for French we value commitment to our mandate, the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, and the taking of initiative and responsibility so that we achieve credibility and effectiveness.
The four official Position Statements of CPF are:
- Universal Access:
In Canada, every student has the opportunity to learn French and access the French as a second official language program that meets his or her needs and aspirations.
- Effective Programs:
All students have access to a wide variety of effective, evidence-based French as a second official language programs from Kindergarten to Post-secondary.
- Recognized Proficiency Levels:
Proficiency levels and goals are in place so language learners, parents, teachers, post-secondary institutions and potential employers have a common understanding of each learner’s French-language abilities and the expectations of respective programs.
- Accountability for Student Achievement:
Governments are accountable for reporting on achievement of students and French as a second official language programs. Parents and community stakeholders are actively engaged and involved in decision-making with school boards.
A high-res version of CPF’s “Position Statements” document is available for download: