Fall Membership Drive
Merci to all of our 2019 Membership Drive sponsors!
Prizes will be mailed to winners in early December 2019.
Congratulations to the Oceanside Parksville Chapter! You’ve grown your chapter by the greatest percentage this fall and will get 100 % of your Membership Drive fees back, to support local activities. Félicitations!
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 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!
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 (best deal!)
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
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 am – 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard/Daylight Time).
Debbie Murphy, Member Services
Email: [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
Our local chapters are a strong community base, representing our thousands of members, giving us a strong voice at all levels of government.
- 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
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.
Active participation in BC’s Journée de la francophonie celebrations
Open letter to Vancouver School Board re cuts to French Immersion spaces
Support and resources for French Immersion teacher recruitment and development
Input on the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages’ report: Horizon 2018: Toward Stronger Support of French-language Learning in British Columbia
Where Are They Now? An innovative and enlightening project that set out to discover how and what graduates from French programs of BC, Yukon, and Alberta, are doing today.
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!
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!