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Paige Sutton, 2015 CPF BC & Yukon Teacher Award recipient at the 2015 CPF BC&YK Conference and AGM in Richmond, BC


For over 20 years, CPF BC & Yukon has been proud to offer a financial award to one or two students completing their post-secondary education studies and planning to teach French as a second language (immersion, intensive or core) in BC or Yukon.

The award is valued at $2,000, and up to two awards are granted each year.

The CPF BC & Yukon Teacher Award, formerly known as the CPF BC & Yukon Bursary, was offered for the first time in 1992, marking the 15th anniversary year of the founding of Canadian Parents for French.

Do you know someone who has what it takes?

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

The following documents are requested as part of your application:

1. The completed application form

2. A letter addressed to the CPF BC & Yukon Award Selection Committee outlining experience describing:
a. work or volunteer experience with youth,
b. participation in community affairs using French,
c. the candidate’s goals.

3. Proof of graduation from a BC or Yukon high school (preference may be given to an FSL graduate, either Immersion, Intensive or Core, and applicants must be a graduate from a BC/Yukon school).

4. Proof of acceptance into a French PDP program at a recognized university, OR proof of acceptance into a recognized Bachelor of Education Program.

5. Valid CPF membership number.

6. One letter of reference verifying an acceptable competency in the French language from your Professor, supervisory teacher or Education Office.

7. Current transcripts from university.

8. Proof of Practicum

If successful the applicant will be required to submit proof that they have obtained a French teaching position at a public school in BC or Yukon within two years of being selected.


Preference will be given to candidates who:

1. Demonstrate sound academic record.
2. Participate in community affairs using the French language.
3. Demonstrate an aptitude for teaching.
How to apply:
Please email, fax or mail your application documents to the BC & Yukon branch office before May 15th.

Criteria :

1. Have graduated from a high school in BC or Yukon.
2. Have been in a French Professional Development Program at a recognized university within the last year, OR
Be in their professional year in a Bachelor of Education degree at a recognized university or university college,
3. Have completed at least one practicum in a French Immersion setting within the last six months
AND have at least one letter of reference verifying an acceptable standard of French.
4. Be a current member of Canadian Parents for French.

To receive the award the selected candidate must accept a French (core or immersion) teaching position at a public school in BC or Yukon.

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