National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) is a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial. On April 19, 2017, great Canadian movies will be available via broadcast, online and at over 600 screenings in cinemas, libraries, public squares and anywhere you can show a film. With free events happening across every province [...]
Celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day on September 25th with over 611,500 francophones in Ontario! On this day we recognize and celebrate the contributions of the francophone community to the development of Ontario’s culture, history, society, economy and political structure. To view the list of flag raising events across Ontario, click here.
For many years, Curriculum Services Canada has worked with the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Government of Canada on collaborative initiatives to improve the implementation of the FSL curriculum. This project provides FSL educators with deeper insights into the communicative and action-oriented approaches to second language teaching. The project includes an introduction by Dr. Enrica [...]
Enhance your personal and professional development this summer by gaining valuable work and volunteer experience. Discover work programs, volunteer and career opportunities for high school and post-secondary students on French Street (www.FrenchStreet.ca), a unique online database of experiential learning opportunities. Explore the Post-Secondary category for work programs, universities, colleges, language courses, test preparation, volunteer, work [...]
Amazing opportunities for your kids to use French and have fun awaits you! Find summer camps in French for your kids on FrenchStreet.ca. Click here to visit a new and unique searchable database for everything French in Ontario and beyond.
The Department of Canadian Heritage has launched public consultations toward the development of a new multi-year action plan for official languages in Canada. Have your say! Canadian Heritage is soliciting the views of all Canadians on the issues and decisions that affect them. This is why they have invited you to participate in the online [...]
Halton District School Board to begin French Immersion in Grade 2 without an enrolment cap The Halton District School Board (HDSB) Trustees voted last night to phase out the current French Immersion program and replace it with a Grade 2 entry point with 100 percent French as the language of instruction, 80 percent French in [...]
Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) welcomes new Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter and we look forward to building on a fruitful relationship with the Ministry in support of French as a Second Language education, helping to achieve the Ministry goals outlined in the Framework for FSL in Ontario Schools. We wish to thank outgoing Minister [...]
"For years, I have been listening to the arguments of ill-informed critics of French immersion. The time has come to set the record straight." Graham Fraser, Canada’s commissioner of official languages shares his opinion and reaction to criticism of the French Immersion program. Click on the work "ARTICLE" to view the published opinion's of Graham Fraser, in the [...]
Jane Keith, President of Canadian Parents for French, responds to the recent article by Margaret Wente from the Globe and Mail entitled “There’s just one problem with French immersion … well, several, actually”. Read the response by clicking on this link.