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Letter of support from 5 local MPs regarding French Immersion programming in the Vancouver School Board

2017-06-16T13:41:13-04:00 June 16th, 2017|

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).

Bilingual summer job & volunteer opportunities

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 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

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 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 [...]

Introducing CPF’s Laurier Project

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 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

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 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!

Fun French summer resources

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 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

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 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!

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 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 [...]