About Us

CPF was founded in 1977 by parents who wanted to ensure that children would have the opportunity to become bilingual in the Canadian school system. Originally a small group of concerned parents who met in Ottawa, CPF has evolved into a proactive national network with 10 Branch offices and some 150 Chapters in communities nationwide.

Mission, Vision, Values, and Official Position Statements

Mission Statement

Canadian Parents for French (CPF) is the national network of volunteers which values French as an integral part of Canada and which is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians.

Vision Statement

A Canada where French- and English-speakers live together in mutual respect with an understanding and appreciation of each other’s language and culture and where linguistic duality forms an integral part of society.

Values Statement

In Canadian Parents for French we value commitment to our mandate, the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, and the taking of initiative and responsibility so that we achieve credibility and effectiveness.

Position Statements


Equitable Access to French-Second-Language Programs ›

Quality French-Second-Language Programs ›

National French-Second-Language Proficiency Benchmarks ›

Full Range of French-Second-Language Entry Points and Program Choices ›

Shared Responsibility for French-Second-Language Education ›

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Meeting dates: May 13, Jun 10 (Potluck Social)


Heidi LeFaive (President)

2-300 Maude Road
Port Moody, BC V3H 2X6

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