Another rise in French Immersion enrolment reflects the public’s confidence in the program and support for official language bilingualism The latest Ministry of Education figures for the 2015-2016 school year indicate another rise in student enrolment in French Immersion in Ontario with a total of 212,714 students in the program. The average annual growth rate [...]
Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) is pleased to partner with l' Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) to present a classroom project to create awareness of the use of French in the child’s community - Bonjour/Welcome. This province-wide campaign to promote the use of French language services is an initiative linked to the [...]
Guest speaker, Cristina Andronic, discusses views on Modernizing The Official Languages Act at the Senate Committee in addition to her experiences and involvement with Canadian Parents for French annual French speaking contest, Concours et Festival d’art Oratoire and the University of Ottawa Laurier Project. Congratulations Cristina! Click on the image above to view the video clip.
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 the significance of FSL education [...]
Discover what graduates from French programs are doing today! Meet Olena Decock. Click HERE to read her story and learn how her French education and being bilingual has enriched her life!
March 22, 2017 - CPF Ontario's Executive Director Betty Gormley & Youth Representative Wadeed Irfan, discussed "L'immersion française plus importante que jamais au Canada (French immersion more important than ever in Canada)" with Isabelle Craig on ICI Radio-Canada Télé panel discussion. Click HERE for additional details and to listen to the nationally aired French language segment. [...]
In 1977, Keith Spicer was serving as Canada’s first-ever Commissioner of Official Languages. Interested in the bilingualism of Canada’s youth, he met with groups of parents across Canada who wanted their children to learn French as a second language (FSL) but who ran into roadblocks at the local school board. To get the ball rolling, [...]
Canadian Parents for French held their Volunteer Leaders - Past, Present & Future Conference and 40th AGM in Ottawa on October 14-16, 2016. Attendees enjoyed informative discussions, presentations and workshops discussing French Second Language education in Canada. Events also included CPF's receipt of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages' Award presented by the [...]
Download the document today for information on what the CPF Ontario branch has been doing over the last year! Our annual report is available in English and French. Click the links in green to access the document. Annual Report 2015-2015 (Eng) Annual Report 2015-2016 (French)
Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter, joined our round-table discussion on student well-being at the November 9-10, 2016 Congress entitled "Partners in Dialogue". This provincial event focused on ensuring equity, promoting well being, and developing public confidence in publicly-funded education in Ontario. The highlights included a youth panel on equity and well-being, insights from the Truth [...]