Fall 2017 Membership Drive There has never been a better time to join CPF or renew your membership! Join/Renew before October 31st for a chance to win one of many great prizes, including a week for at British Columbia Family French Camp, a scholarship, gift certificates and more! [...]
Finding great books to read en français over the summer has never been easier! Reading in French is the best way for any French language-learner to broaden their vocabulary and challenge their comprehension skills — and there certainly is no shortage of wonderful French-language books for all ages and interests! But finding a French book [...]
Every summer, students look forward to taking a break from schoolwork...but there are many ways for your child to keep up their French over the summer in fun, less structured ways, here are some ideas! FRENCH CAMPS French summer camps offer opportunities for children to practice their French while engaging in all kinds of exciting [...]
Letter of support from 5 local MPs regarding French Immersion programming in the Vancouver School Board
A letter to the Vancouver School Board regarding recent VSB cuts to French Immersion was signed on June 14, 2017 by five Metro Vancouver Members of Parliament: John Aldag (Cloverdale - Langley City), Sukh Dhaliwal (Surrey - Newton), Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre), Ron McKinnon (Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam) and Joyce Murray (Vancouver Quadra).
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 posting to firstname.lastname@example.org and we [...]
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 on the French Teacher shortage [...]
Be Bilingual – Help make Canada a “OUI” bit better! Learn more about The Laurier Project in the Fall issue of CPF Magazine! The Laurier Project is an opportunity for students to explore key themes relating to the 175th birthday of Canada’s first official French-Canadian Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Titled The Father [...]
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!
Renew your membership! Ask others to join! Remember 80% of your membership fee goes right back to your local chapter! That means more fun events in schools, more resources for parents, teachers and students, and more extra-curricular activities in French for our kids! Why join CPF? Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon is a [...]