Membership Drive

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Membership Drive

There has never been a better time to join CPF or renew your membership!

As a CPF member you are taking an active part in the educational and personal growth of your children and your community:


Canada’s two Official Languages are stronger because of your support. Merci!

CPF Membership Benefits

  • Learn how to support your children as they learn French, even if you don’t speak French

  • Find French educational resources, and research on second language learning

  • Discover information about youth exchanges, bursaries, and work experience

  • Members-only benefits including: camps, provincial and national conferences and discounts

How to become a CPF member

CPF is offering free 1-year memberships for anyone who joins or renews before March 31, 2021.

CPF has two membership categories, Family/Individual and Associate Member Organizations. Despite our name and our long-standing reputation as a recognized parent-driven advocacy body, you don’t have to be a parent to join our nationwide network of supporters; anyone can take part!

Family/Individual memberships

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, student, or any other supporter of FSL education, you can take out a membership in CPF. Individual and family memberships grant up to two (2) voting adult members per household and can grant you access to all kinds of benefits and member-only resources! Children of your own are no requirement – so long as you are 18 years old, you can join CPF.

Family/individual memberships cost:
$25/year per household, or $60 for a three-year membership (Fee waived for 1 year, for members who join or renew before March 31, 2021)
Join or renew today!

Associate Member Organizations (AMO)

While any educator or other professional working with youth is welcome – and encouraged! – to take on an individual CPF membership, consider registering your school or organization as an Associate Member Organization, or AMO. AMOs get access to the latest research-based information that they need in their professional lives, and can gain exclusive access to CPF programs like our famous Concours d’art oratoire.

AMO membership cost:
$60 per year (Fee waived for 1 year, for members who join or renew before March 31, 2021)
Join or renew today!

Want to join or renew your membership online?
Visit our online membership registration and renewal page and follow the the instructions to join.

Problems signing up? Contact CPF National staff!

If at any time you require assistance with managing your account, remember that CPF National staff is available to help. Its office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard/Daylight Time).

Debbie Murphy, Member Services
[email protected]
Tel: 613-235-1481 x236

If you prefer, you can download and submit a hard copy of the CPF membership form.

Send completed form and payment to:

Canadian Parents for French
1104-170 Laurier Ave. West
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5V5

CPF National’s membership site makes it easy to interact with CPF when it is convenient for you.

Login and you can:

  • Manage your contact and profile information
  • Pay your membership fee

Our Chapters

Our local chapters are a strong community base, representing our thousands of members, giving us a strong voice at all levels of government.

Chapter volunteers:

  • Organize extra-curricular French language activities and events such as film festivals, reading clubs, field trips, winter carnivals, spring break and summer camps
  • Provide information and resources for parents and children
  • Work with school districts, principals, and teachers; represent parents on French Advisory Committees
  • Recognize student success through awards, gift exchanges, and local public speaking competitions
  • Welcome new volunteers and new ideas

Find a chapter near you!

Get involved by either joining your local chapter team or by starting a chapter yourself!
Click here to find a chapter near you — or get in touch with the CPF BC & Yukon Branch Office: [email protected]
778.329.9115 or 1.800.665.1222

During this year’s Membership Drive (Sept 1 – Oct 31) your chapter will receive $10 for each new and renewing membership!

That means more fun events in schools, more resources for parents, teachers and students, and more extra-curricular activities in French for our kids!


Our Branch

Supporting French Language programs in BC and Yukon since 1978!

Canadian Parents for French British Columbia is a non-profit organization that has worked since 1978 to provide French Second Language learning opportunities for youth, support for parents, and advocacy for quality French programs in our schools. We work with the Ministry of Education, educational partners, stakeholders and the public ensuring support for FSL education and providing support and resources to parents and students. We also create, facilitate, organize and promote French language learning and cultural activities for youth in their regions.

Our Vancouver office is located in La Maison de la francophonie, a dynamic hub of British-Columbian francophone organizations such as La Fédération francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver and Théâtre la Seizième.

CPF National

40 Years of Advocacy and Counting!

Canadian Parents for French was founded in 1977 by parents who wanted to ensure that children would have the opportunity to become bilingual in the Canadian school system. Originally a small group of concerned parents who met in Ottawa, CPF has evolved into a proactive national network with 10 Branch offices and some 150 Chapters in communities nationwide.

Based in Ottawa, CPF National engages with national stakeholders and works with the federal government and national organizations involved in official languages and bilingualism to create an environment supportive of French-second-language (FSL) education across Canada.

Connect with us!

Your CPF BC & Yukon staff looks forward to helping you with any questions you may have about French Second Language education!


Telephone: 778.329.9115 or 1.800.665.1222
Fax: 1.888.678.1780
General office email: [email protected]

Follow us on our social media channels for current information on:

  • Sponsored youth events and opportunities
  • Resources, research, and tools for students, parents, educators, and French Second Language advocates
  • French-language exchanges and excursions in Canada and abroad
  • Local, regional, and national networking opportunities
  • Volunteer leadership and training opportunities
  • Awards, bursaries, and recognition for youth, educators, and volunteers
  • We are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!

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