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The polls are in! French language appreciation is growing in BC

2017-05-29T20:48:11-04:00 December 14th, 2015|

According to a Insights West poll commissioned by CPF BC & YK in association with La Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique, 70% of British Columbians support Canada's two official languages and 66% believe French is an integral part of Canadian identity -- up 10% over the past decade!   Read CBC Radio article Watch [...]

Joyeux Nöel from CPF BC & YK!

2017-05-29T20:48:11-04:00 December 11th, 2015|

We are working on a list of fun things to do, hear, watch and read in French over the holidays! Some great ideas for gifts too! Starting with this festive “coin-coin” (fortune teller) from French for the Future! Download here Video instructions Find more downloadable French resources in For French Immersion’s fantastic Christmas post. Christmas [...]

La Dictée P.G.L.

2017-05-29T20:48:11-04:00 December 4th, 2015|

WHAT IS LA DICTÉE P.G.L.? La Dictée P.G.L. is a unique and exciting educational project. It is also a fun competition that schools can participate in as well as an international spelling contest. La Grande finale internationale de La Dictée P.G.L. takes place in Montreal in May 2016, following regional events in the months beforehand. [...]

Christmas celebrations with a French flair!

2017-05-29T20:48:11-04:00 December 2nd, 2015|

This month Francophone organizations throughout BC are hosting wonderful Christmas events with a joyous French flair, here are a few to check out! If your organization is hosting a similar festive event you would like to have added to these listings, we would love to hear about it! Please send details to digital@cpf.bc.ca. Merci! Le [...]

Resources for children following Paris attacks

2017-05-29T20:48:11-04:00 November 30th, 2015|

Several resources were developed to help children in France and around the world understand and cope with the tragic events of November 13th in Paris. Here are links to a few of them:   • Bayard Jeunesse (links to materials for youth aged 5 to university level) http://www.bayard-jeunesse.com/Actualites/Attentats-de-Paris-des-documents-pour-aider-les-enfants-et-les-adolescents-a-comprendre English pamphlet: http://www.bayard-jeunesse.com/content/download/985087/28960217/version/1/file/The-terrorist-attacks-in-Paris-Astrapi.pdf • Le P'tit Libé [...]

French and bilingual contests and competitions

2017-05-29T20:48:11-04:00 November 23rd, 2015|

Entering contests and competitions in French are great ways for students to express themselves en français, learn something new and have a chance at winning fantastic prizes! Here are a few recent contests that are being offered to students in BC & Yukon and across Canada, including our very own JEUNES ARTISTES creative arts competition! [...]

Jeunes Artistes – Competition Begins!

2017-05-29T20:48:12-04:00 November 4th, 2015|

Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon is inviting you to join JEUNES ARTISTES Jeunes Artistes is an Open Format Bilingual Creative Arts Competition where students from grade 10 to 12* will create a short video – up to 5 minutes – to showcase our official languages. SHOW ME YOUR PASSION | 2015 - 2016 [...]

Fall 2015 Membership Drive ends October 31st

2017-05-29T20:48:12-04:00 October 26th, 2015|

Join or renew soon for a chance to win wonderful prizes! And do it before October 31st because during our membership drive you can win wonderful prizes! 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 [...]