Concours et Festival d’art Oratoire

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Our 33rd annual Concours et festival d’art oratoire will be held this year on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at York University’s Glendon Campus in Toronto. The Concours et festival d’art oratoire is our annual French public-speaking event for students from grades 4 through 12 studying French as a Second Language in Ontario schools. This year, we are pleased to introduce a new Impromptu category. This category promotes fluency and the ability to speak on the spot.

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Mélanie Joly speaks with CPF Ontario’s president 4/11/2017

Ottawa, April 11, 2017 - The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, spoke with CPF Ontario's President, Mary Cruden and CPF National Board Director, Valerie Pike to discuss the 40th anniversary and celebration of Canadian Parents for French. Click the image below to watch the video as they discuss [...]

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