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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).

Open Letter to Vancouver Parents; Teachers RE: Drastic Cuts to Popular French Immersion Program

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 May 25th, 2017|

May 24rd, 2017 To whom it may concern, On May 9th, the CBC reported the Vancouver School Board was cutting one quarter of all Kindergarten French immersion spaces in the district, despite pre-existing waitlists of up to 140 students at some schools. Over time, this will result in the elimination  of a  quarter of Vancouver's entire French [...]

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 [...]

French Teacher Education and Language Development Opportunities

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 March 21st, 2017|

Although CPF is a parent organization, teachers and educators are essential to CPF. Whether it is teachers and principals hosting CPF events in a school setting or parents and teachers uniting to promote and advocate for FSL issues, teachers are undeniably an important demographic in providing accessible quality FSL education for students across Canada. We have put [...]

French Immersion Celebration Week 2017

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 January 28th, 2017|

French Immersion Celebration Week 2017 Once again in 2017, to celebrate our volunteers and the successes of French Immersion in BC & Yukon, Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon is pleased to announce that the week of January 30 - February 5, 2017, will officially be recognized as French Immersion Celebration Week by both [...]

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!