About Us

Welcome to the Thunder Bay Chapter of CPF!

Our small-but-mighty chapter is run by parent volunteers and includes members from both the public and Catholic school boards in Thunder Bay. We plan and promote activities for children to learn and speak French outside of the classroom and advocate for French as a Second Language.

Family memberships with CPF are FREE this year! Sign up today and enjoy access to CPF Ontario's quality programming and vast resources for parents and students.


Chapter Executive

  • Ashleigh Meraki (E.Q. Jennings) and Tanya Gouthro (Claude E. Garton) – Co-Presidents

  • Carmen Kinniburgh (Gron Morgan) – Secretary

  • Zoie Yurick (St. Bernard) – Treasurer


Are you interested in supporting French as a Second Language by joining our chapter of Canadian Parents for French? Here are some of the benefits of becoming a member.

Want to do even more? Read the Top 10 Reasons to Get Active in Canadian Parents for French, then join us at an upcoming chapter meeting or contact us for more info.

Looking for Resources? For a searchable database of French program enrichment opportunities for your children to experience via the arts, interactive workshops, field trips, educational and cultural exchanges, community events and more, check out


Chapter News

> Given the current COVID-19 situation, the Thunder Bay chapter of CPF is on pause.

However, we're encouraging families in NWO communities to access CPF Ontario's virtual programming.

And, this year CPF family memberships are FREE.

Sign up today and gain access to tutoring, resources, book clubs, conferences and more!


Carmen Kinniburgh (Secretary)

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