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).
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 [...]
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! 2017 JOB POSTINGS Summer Camp Counsellors (Vancouver, BC) Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver is hiring three fluently bilingual camp [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [email protected] and we will [...]