Volunteer Judge for a day!

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Take the opportunity to express pride in our French speaking youth! Be a French-speaking judge for Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon’s 31st anniversary of Concours d’art oratoire.

We are looking for over 40 volunteer judges to participate for a full or half day on May 3rd, 2014 at Simon Fraser University, Surrey. This is BC’s French public speaking contest with over 250 school-aged students competing for top prizes. Come out and hear from the best the province has to offer.

Training, lunch and a thank-you gift will be offered.

CONTACT: Heather at projects@cpf.bc.ca or call 778.329.9115 ext 317 or go to: www.cpf.bc.ca->Activities->Youth Activities->concours d’art oratoire

Volunteer at Concours d’art oratoire for a day!

We’re welcoming anyone interested to participate on May 3rd, 2014 at SFU Surrey as a volunteer for the French public speaking contest- free lunch, training and a thank-you gift provided. Time speeches, greet participants, act as a room host, or help hand out prizes. If you’re a student, a letter of participation will be provided towards your required volunteer hours. Contact Heather for more info: projects@cpf.bc.ca

Senate Page Program

Each year, fifteen university students from across Canada are selected to participate in the Senate Page Program. The Senate Pages are responsible for a wide variety of activities associated with the legislative process. Moreover, they are given a direct opportunity to further their knowledge of parliamentary affairs by exposure to the rich tradition of Canada’s Parliamentary system and the Senate of Canada.

Senate Pages are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They are hired on a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Pages also have the opportunity of remaining for a third year if chosen as Chief or Deputy Chief Page.

The Senate Page Program provides a diverse and talented group of students the grand opportunity to enhance their understanding of the Senate of Canada. Under the direction of the Usher of the Black Rod, these leaders of tomorrow are given a remarkable opportunity to be leaders of today.

For more details, please visit the Senate of Canada website:


Educacentre College’s Youth Employment and Orientation Program

The Youth Employment and Orientation Program provides participants with an opportunity to obtain on-the-job training and work experience. In partnership with Service Canada, the Youth Employment and Orientation Program helps the youth, who are between 15 and 30 years old, to acquire skills that enhance their access to the job market in British Columbia. These placements are 80% subsidized by the Youth Employment and Orientation Program. The employer commits to pay a minimum of $40 per week for a total of 24 hours completed by the participant.

Our participants’ skills include: Customer Service, Administration, Clerical Support, Finance, General Labor, Health… and more. If ever you are interested in partnering with us, please do not hesitate to contact me.

For information: click here

If you require any further information, please contact:

Marie-Pierre Courcy, Program Coordinator
Youth Employment and Orientation Program (Jeunes au Travail)
Collège Éducacentre College
604-708-5100 ext 1201

CPF BC & Yukon Board Nominations

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic team?
If you value French as an integral part of Canada and if you are dedicated to providing opportunities for young Canadians to learn and use French, we need you!

Can you offer these skills?
• You enjoy working on the big picture
• You are innovative and responsive
• You can respectfully share your views
• You work well independently and as part of a team
• You are a good communicator
• You have a love for languages and an awareness of FSL issues
• You are comfortable with computers and have access to email

Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon Branch is seeking interested and enthusiastic CPF members to join our Branch Board of Directors. Directors are elected for either one or two-year terms and are responsible for supporting the organization’s strategic goals and objectives.

Board Director positions are voluntary and travel is required. Reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed. The Board of Directors meets in person at least four times a year; other meetings occur by teleconference.

You may nominate yourself or someone you know, with their permission.
All candidates must apply by sending a cover letter and résumé to:

Greer Cummings, Nominations Committee Chair gcummings@cpf.bc.ca
CPF BC & Yukon Branch
#227 – 1555 7th Avenue.,
Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1

Deadline for applications is 15 June 2014

__ I would consider being on the Board
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__ I nominate _____________________________to the Board
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CPF Board Nominee Application Form