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Canadian Parents for French-BC & Yukon Branch is a parent-led, non-profit organization that has worked for more than 30 years to provide French-language educational, social, cultural and sporting activities for youth.

Through our local chapters, CPF provides support, information and resources for parents with children studying French, whether through an immersion, intensive or basic French programme. We work with school boards, teachers, parent advisory councils and the federal and provincial governments to suggest and monitor policies and programmes that affect the access to and quality of our children’s French educational programmes. But that’s not all!

CPF works with parents to fund and organize a range of events, from French summer camps and year-round sporting events, to public-speaking competitions (with thousands of dollars in prizes!), film festivals, concerts and parent workshops. We offer bursaries to students interested in teaching French in BC or Yukon. We monitor how federal and provincial educational dollars are invested in French programmes in your community. We help raise awareness about the benefits of second-language learning for all children. And we promote French programmes to new immigrants and anglophones.

Our organization is part of a network of provincial and territorial branches that stretch from coast to coast to coast, with the national office being located in Ottawa. While our branch office is in the Lower Mainland, we have more than 45 chapters in communities across the region, organizing activities, supporting parents in their efforts to help their children with French, and advocating for strong French-second language programmes in their community.

CPF believes in a bilingual Canada where young Canadians have the opportunity to learn both of Canada’s official languages, English and French. We believe every child has the right to become a bilingual citizen through French second language programs such as the French Immersion program and the FSL/Core French program.

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  • What is CPF?

    35 years of advocacy and counting!

    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.

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  • Board of Directors

    CPF BC & Yukon is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

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  • Staff

    Canadian Parents for French staff work from Vancouver and travel all over British Columbia and the Yukon.

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  • Governance

    Includes all information and content related to governing, managing and maintaining the CPF at the national, branch and chapter levels.

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  • Chapters

    CPF BC & Yukon supports 38 chapters operating in local communities throughout BC and the Yukon.

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  • Partners

    CPF's partners, sponsors, and collaborators.

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  • Support CPF

    How can you help CPF?

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