Diane Tijman


Diane Tijman2019-01-14T20:49:18-08:00

Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon: Current Board Members

Diane Tijman

Diane grew up in Vancouver where she was inspired by great teachers and developed a passion for French. She studied at UBC and became a Core French teacher, working over thirty-five years in Comox, Abbotsford and finally Richmond, where she taught and coordinated the Languages and ESL programs for eighteen years. Diane recently retired from Richmond and is now working as a Faculty Advisor supporting student teachers at UBC.

Being multilingual has opened many doors for Diane. She has given workshops on language teaching, written curriculum for the Ministry of Education, led an ESL curriculum advisory team to Cuba, organized provincial and national conferences for teachers and participated in many advisory committees and boards. Volunteerism is important to Diane as it fosters her love of learning and collaboration. She has served over twenty years on a variety of boards, including five years on the CPF BC Yukon Board of Directors. She is grateful for her supportive family who contribute to making this possible.

Diane is especially proud of Richmond’s annual participation in Concours d’art oratoire which has become a community celebration of French Immersion. She has been involved in CPF since 1998 and has two daughters who have graduated from French Immersion. Diane looks forward to meeting other parents to advocate for greater access to French programs across the province and in Canada.


  • CPF BC & Yukon Teacher Award
  • Bylaw and Policy Committee
  • Writing Committee
  • French for the Future


E-mail: [email protected]

Mailing address:
c/o Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon
#227 C – 1555 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1

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