Benefits of Family/Individual Membership in CPF
There are many reasons for joining CPF, the most important being to ensure that FSL education in Canada is all that it can be for your child and for all children in Canada. We appreciate all that our members have done for us, and want to return the favour by offering tools, help, and exclusive members-only resources and events as a way of thanks for joining our family. See below all that CPF has to offer you and your family – besides membership in a strong community of parents and advocates across the country, that is.
Did you know?
The CPF BC & Yukon Branch returns Eighty per cent (80%) of your membership fees directly to your local CPF BC & Yukon chapter to help pay for socio-cultural activities, camps, resources, and programs for your children. There are over 45 CPF chapters in communities throughout BC and the Yukon. Find a chapter near you to contact a local volunteer chapter representative and become involved in your neighbourhood.
Members-Only Tools and Guides
Upon registering with CPF as a member, new members receive a free copy of Helping Your Child Become Bilingual: A Toolkit for CPF Members, a helpful booklet containing nine informative sections on everything from program breakdowns to how to help support your child’s academic journey.
Members also receive exclusive access to the following:
In some jurisdictions, CPF membership is a prerequisite to participating in many of CPF’s youth programs like Concours d’art oratoire, summer camps, and more. For more information on why joining your local CPF community could benefit you and your family, contact your local branch.
Peer Tutoring Literacy Program for French Immersion Schools: A Parent-Teacher Collaborative Approach – This school-based initiative is designed to foster literacy in French immersion. Intended for almost independent Grades 2 and 3 readers, with no major learning difficulties, who would benefit from extra reading support. Program delivery by teachers, parents and older students.
Easy Access to CPF Publications
Each CPF member receives a personal subscription to CPF National News and to the newsletter(s) representing local branches and/or chapters. Keep up to date with CPF events and activities across Canada by joining our national family of supporters.
Many additional CPF publications, including pamphlets, posters, videos, and more, are available to CPF members at discounted rates or, in some cases, free of charge; your membership fee can go a long way to saving you money in the end!
Networking and Advocacy
CPF members have opportunities to network locally, provincially and nationally with others who share their interests through community meetings, skill-building workshops, training sessions for volunteers and parents, and more. Your membership gives CPF a stronger voice to advocate for access to quality FSL education with ministers and administrators at the national and provincial/territorial levels and with school boards in your community.
CPF Member Savings
Livres, Disques, etc. – CPF members are entitled to a 10% discount on quality French-language books, recordings and educational tools from Canada and around the world. Use the electronic catalogue to get quick access to hundreds of products for all age groups.
Oui for Kids – a children’s French online bookstore in British Columbia is pleased to offer all CPF members a 10% discount on all products on their website. To take advantage of this offer, please identify yourself as a CPF member and include your membership number when placing an order. This can be done in the comments section of the online order form.
e-4kids – provides educational, recreational, and informative resources for children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. When ordering, please enter your membership number in the comments box to receive a 10% discount on any French or English books.
Le Myosotis – Le Myosotis, makers of the first FSL dictionary entirely developed in Canada, is offering CPF members a 15% discount! “As an educator, and in my role [as CPF executive director], it is my opinion that Myosotis is the best resource that I have seen for committed FSL learners.” – Quote from James Shea, former executive director of Canadian Parents for French.
Firefly Books – publishes and/or distributes hundreds of French-language calendars and children’s books. Offering CPF members the following terms per “ship to” address: 25 assorted books = 40% discount off retail price. Additional charges for shipping & GST.
For more information, please contact:
How to join
Memberships are handled by our CPF National office in Ottawa. You may register online, or by mail, phone, or fax.
1. Click here to Join on-line now: (Note: You will redirected to CPF National)
2. To print the forms: Associate Member or Individual/Family
Please mail to: Canadian Parents for French, 1104-170 Laurier Ave. West Ottawa, ON, K1P 5V5
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