2016 AGM Conference Program

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2016 AGM Conference Program2017-05-29T20:47:38-07:00


“Volunteer Leaders – Past, Present, Future” Conference

Thank you for joining us at the CPF 2016 Conference and Annual General Meeting as we gather to share ideas, best practices and CPF success stories.

This occasion is especially significant as Canadian Parents for French prepares to kick off its 40th anniversary celebrating the advocacy efforts of volunteers, members and staff who continually push for the advancement of FSL education across Canada. We will also launch our youth social media campaign in celebration of the 175th anniversary of Sir Wilfrid Laurier taking place in November 2016.

This year’s conference also includes CPF’s signature silent auction as well as the chance to win an original John Mlacak painting valued at $1200. The program offers plenty of workshops focused on the four strategic pillars outlined in our CPF Network strategic plan. The weekend will close with a special presentation by the Commissioner of Official Languages to the CPF Network and an inspirational speaker who is sure to engage attendees with an interactive experience full of songs and stories to motivate and inspire as we return home.

For more information on the weekend’s activities please visit cpf.ca/en/actvities/cpf-conference-2016/ where you will find the Preliminary Program, Workshop Sessions, as well as all Annual General Meeting documents. As part of our “green” initiative, the above-mentioned materials will not be printed, but are available online for attendees who wish to bring their own hard copies.

The final weekend program, banquet meal ticket and nametags will be available upon registration. Please note that the Saturday night banquet is business/dress attire with all other events business/casual.

For all inquiries pertaining to registration, please contact Debbie Murphy at [email protected].

We look forward to welcoming you to Ottawa!

– CPF National

2016 Ottawa Conference details and schedule are available here:

2016 National AGM documents are available here:

2016 Branch AGM documents are available here:

The 2016 Conference will be unforgettable!

  • Participate in 2 days of top-notch speakers and hands-on workshops (CPF volunteer and membership support, French as second language education and advocacy issues)
  • Talk with FSL education exhibitors and learning opportunity suppliers
  • Enjoy hospitality and entertainment at CPF social reception events and the launch of the CPF 40th anniversary initiatives
  • Cap it off at the President’s Banquet, celebrating this year’s CPF Volunteer Award recipient
  • Attend the AGM, witness the presentation by the Commissioner of Official Languages Award of Excellence – Promotion of Linguistic Duality.


  • Thursday, October 13: 4 pm: Registration opens; Welcome Reception. 7:30 pm: CPF BC & Yukon AGM
  • Friday, October 14: 8 am – 5:30 pm: Breakfast; Plenary speaker and working group sessions; Lunch Buffet; Hands-on workshops; CPF Anniversary Reception.
  • Saturday, October 15: 8 am – 11 pm: Breakfast; Exhibitors Open; Working group sessions and hands-on workshops; Lunch; General Sessions; President’s Banquet including the CPF Volunteer Award presentation, closing of the silent auction.
  • Sunday, October 16: 8 am – 12:30 pm: Breakfast; Annual General Meeting (AGM) open to all CPF members; Presentation of OCOL Award of Excellence – Promotion of Linguistic Duality; Inspirational Speaker and Lunch.

Additional Information

CPF Group Working Session and Hands-on Workshops: The program varies over the two days with whole group sessions to update all CPF leaders. There will also be hands-on workshops to choose from based on interests and needs. All workshop descriptions will be included in the final program. Upon arrival, at on-site registration, you will have the opportunity to choose your preferred workshops.

Hotel and Conference Venue: The Conference is being hosted at the Delta City Centre Hotel, located at 101 Lyon Street N, Ottawa, ON. A group rate of $95 per night (based on double occupancy) is available from October 11 to 19, 2016. CPF BC & YK will cover the cost of your accommodation (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights) based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you will be charged an additional $95 per night. See Registration Form. CPF BC & YK will book your room and send you a confirmation. If you wish to arrive early, or stay later, please indicate the days in the form below.

Transportation: Taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is approximately $32. CPF BC & Yukon will reimburse up to $40 for travel to/from airport.Taxi fare from the train station (Tremblay) to the hotel is approximately $18. Parking at the hotel is $22/day or $27/day for valet parking.

President’s Banquet/Meals: Please ensure that your meal choice for the President’s Banquet is made on the Registration Form. Your meal is chosen in advance and cannot be changed once you have arrived. Please specify your dietary requirements. All other meals will be presented buffet style providing healthy and vegetarian options.

Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM): The AGM is scheduled for Thursday, October 13 @ 7:30pm at the Delta City Centre Hotel. The AGM is open to all CPF BC & YK members in good standing. Further details will be included in your registration package.

Conference Program: A conference program will be emailed to you by September 14, 2016 and provided to you in your registration package upon your arrival to the hotel. Visit cpf.ca/en/actvities/cpf-conference-2016/ for more info.

Silent Auction: CPF is once again hosting a silent auction! Proceeds will go towards the Mary Joyce Booth Endowment Supporting Youth Learning French. All items donated will be displayed during the Conference, allowing Conference attendees to view and bid on the object. The bidding sheet will include a description of the item, market value, and the name of the donor. If you are interested in sending items for the silent auction, please forward items before September 30, 2016. Please also include the value of the item as well as a short description. Items should be sent to the National Office at the address below. If you have any questions about the silent auction please contact Debbie Murphy at [email protected].

Questions: If you have any questions or concerns about the conference or events, please feel free to contact Cathy Stone at [email protected]. You can expect to receive an email with further details in late September which will provide you with information on the conference program and your stay in Ottawa.

Registration Fee: Each chapter delegate will be responsible to bring to the conference a cheque for $375. This should be submitted to the Branch AGM registration table Thursday night (730pm). If you have reserved a single occupancy room, please also bring a cheque to cover the additional costs ($95/night).

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