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2017-11-21T15:25:19-05:00 November 21st, 2017|

November 1, 2017 MEDIA RELEASE CPF Ontario Welcomes Education Minister’s Commitment to Meet Growing Demand for FSL Teachers Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) today applauded the commitment made by the province’s Education Minister, the Honourable Mitzie Hunter, to support learning in French in Ontario by ensuring an adequate and growing supply of French as a Second [...]

Board News: New President Elected

2017-10-30T23:58:23-04:00 October 30th, 2017|

A new President of Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) has been elected. Members of Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) voted in Denise Massie as President at the organization’s Annual General Meeting held on Sunday, October 29, 2017, in Mississauga. Click HERE for press Release announcing Denise Massie's presidency.

Rise in French Immersion enrolment reflects the public’s confidence in the program

2017-10-04T05:00:59-04:00 October 4th, 2017|

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 [...]

Bonjour/Welcome…an engaging classroom project in the community (Gr. 3-8)

2017-08-18T01:48:44-04:00 August 18th, 2017|

  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 [...]

Making an impact with powerful partnerships!

2017-09-05T11:03:08-04:00 August 18th, 2017|

Because of our community partnerships and our amazing volunteers, CPF Ontario had tremendous success providing French experiences for youth! National Canadian Film Day 150 was a huge success with over 120 movie screenings booked by our network of Chapter leaders, teachers and parents. On April 19th over 16,000 students and families enjoyed exceptional Canadian French [...]

Study on Modernising The Official Languages Act

2017-06-18T23:43:55-04:00 June 18th, 2017|

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.

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

2017-05-30T00:06:40-04:00 April 11th, 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 the significance of FSL education [...]

The Importance of French Immersion in Canada: ICI Radio-Canada Discussion

2017-07-10T14:32:20-04:00 March 22nd, 2017|

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. [...]

Celebrating 40 years of milestones

2017-07-11T11:36:50-04:00 November 25th, 2016|

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, [...]

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