Board of Directors

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Board of Directors2019-01-14T21:07:48-07:00

CPF BC & Yukon Board of Directors

Greer Cummings
Greer CummingsPresident
Greer is an Ottawa native who moved west with her Montreal-born parents in 1987, planting the seeds of her interest in bridging and blending the cultural heritages of eastern and western Canada. She works to help promote and enhance the French second language experience of Canada’s youth as ambassadors of our future.

Email: [email protected].

Andrea Calder
Andrea CalderVice-President
Andrea wanted to be involved in her daughter’s education and CPF was a natural fit. She has been involved in many aspects of CPF on a chapter level.

Email: [email protected]

Shawna Larade
Shawna LaradeDirector
Shawna has been a member of CPF since 2011 when her oldest daughter started kindergarten. She has participated in the Cranbrook Fernie Chapter board as a Director, Secretary Treasurer and President and is committed to supporting our children in their learnings of French Canadian language and culture.

Email: [email protected]

Marguerite Kuiack
Marguerite KuiackYukon Representative
Marguerite feels passionate about the value of second language education and accessibility for everyone and all four of her children have become bilingual through different avenues. Her hope is to share the Northern rural perspective.

Email: [email protected]

Cendra Beaton
Cendra BeatonDirector
Cendra has been a CPF volunteer, a member, and Chapter President in the Sooke School District since 2014. Having grown up bilingual, Cendra recognizes the ability that bilingualism brings to unite communities across Canada and break barriers by teaching cultural acceptance and social tolerance.

Email: [email protected]

Carmen Woo
Carmen WooTreasurer
Carmen has been passionate about bilingualism since her academic exchanges to Québec and France. She has been involved as an advocate for effective, inclusive French programs since 2002, both as a CPF volunteer and, later, Vice-President of the Tri-Cities Chapter. She joined the Branch board at the 2018 Annual General Meeting in Halifax, N.S.

Email: [email protected]

Spencer Hancock
Spencer HancockYouth Director
Spencer is a French immersion graduate who has seen first-hand the many avenues that multilingualism can offer. “The magic of communicating and connecting with people in a foreign country or place in a foreign language is why I support CPF and its values,” he says.

“I believe French immersion gives students the opportunity to become global citizens and international, multilingual thinkers — who wouldn’t support that?”

Email: [email protected]

Diane Tijman
Diane TijmanPast-President
Diane has been involved in second language education for over thirty years as a French teacher and language coordinator in Richmond School District. She has served on the CASLT, BCATML and BCLCA, as secretary, vice-president and president, all with the focus on second language education.

Email: [email protected].

Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon: 2017-2018 Board Committees

  • CPF BC & Yukon Teacher Award
    Committee Chair: Greer Cummings
    Members: Diane Tijman
  • Bouquet de Merci Award
    Committee Chair: Marguerite Kuiack
    Members: Shawna Larade
  • Nominations Committee
    Committee Chair: Greer Cummings
    Members: Cendra Beaton
  • Finance Committee
    Committee Chair: Andrea Calder
    Members: Greer Cummings
  • Bylaw & Policy Committee
    Committee Chair: Shawna Larade
    Members: Cendra Beaton, Diane Tijman
  • Writing Committee
    Committee Chair: Glyn Lewis
    Members: Cendra Beaton and Diane Tijman
  • Executive Director Performance Review
    Committee Chair: Marguerite Kuiack
    Members: Diane Tijman
  • French for the Future
    Cendra Beaton, Andrea Calder, Greer Cummings and Diane Tijman

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