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Bilingual summer job & volunteer opportunities

May 16th, 2017|

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 digital@cpf.bc.ca and we [...]

Letter to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly re French Teacher Shortage

April 21st, 2017|

  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 [...]

C’est l’Halloween!

October 24th, 2016|

Here are some fun French Halloween links for young fantômes et lutins! And we hope you enjoy the photos la ville de Québec beautifully (and scarily!) dressed up for Halloween!   […]

Introducing CPF’s Laurier Project

October 21st, 2016|

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 [...]

Volunteer Memories

September 20th, 2016|

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!

CPF Fall Membership Drive

September 15th, 2016|

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 [...]

Fun French summer resources

June 27th, 2016|

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 [...]

Bilingual summer job opportunities

April 27th, 2016|

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 money at the same time! If you are an employer seeking to hire French-speaking students this summer please send your job posting to digital@cpf.bc.ca and we will [...]

Chantons en français! Let’s sing in French!

March 19th, 2016|

Researchers have shown that singing songs in a second language makes language learning easier, plus it's a lot of fun! With that in mind, we've put together a collection of musical resources...including two of our Where Are They Now project participants! Maryse Bernard Before the finalists of CPF BC&YK's Jeunes Artistes’ bilingual performing arts competition [...]

Spring Break Activities & Camps

March 4th, 2016|

Looking for things for fun things for your kids to do in French during la relâche scolaire? At home | Chez vous : DIGITAL MEDIA Interactive ways to have fun learning and practicing French online! IDÉLLO La Francomobile Francolab Ça bouge au Canada Les légendes de chez nous Zone Jeunesse BrainPop Les Jeux de Lulu [...]