CPF Ontario’s response to the February 6, 2017 Globe & Mail article on the Supply and Recruitment of French Second Language (FSL) Teachers in Ontario
CPF Ontario’s Response to the “Great to Excellent” Consultation by the Ministry of Education
In late 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Education asked organizations with an interest in education for their input on the future direction of Ontario’s Education.
You can also download the final report that the Ministry received after its provincial consultation: Great to Excellent: Launching the Next Stage of Ontario’s Education Agenda.
CAPPING FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAMS
Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
Survey and Public Consultations on TDSB FSL Program Review
The TDSB recently announced their plan to review all French Second Language programs and will have an online survey open to students, parents, educators and community members as well as public consultations. This review will focus on the current status of all French programs, including the structure, content of the teaching and learning, and policies and procedures related to French. For more information click here. Share your feedback on FSL programs at the TDSB to ensure the best programs for student! Please read CPF Ontario’s recent delegation to the TDSB Committee on the upcoming FSL program review. See additional document below.
Review, Renew, Strengthen FSL: CPF ON Oral Remarks, Planning and Priorities Committee, TDSB, April 2018
Ottawa Carleton District School Board
January 2016 OPEN LETTER to OCDSB Trustees
RE: Proposed Changes to French Instruction for Kindergarten and Primary Early French Immersion
October 2015, Open Letter to Parents and Teachers of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board in response to the proposed changes to French Instruction for Kindergarten and Primary Early French Immersion
Halton District School Board
Upper Grand District School Board
PowerPoint presentation: Proposed-changes-to-the-FSL-program-in-Upper-Grand-DSB
STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Is Immersion Right for Students with Academic Challenges? Fred Genesee, PhD, in The State of French Second-Language Education in Canada 2008, Canadian Parents for French, pages 12-13.
Diversity in French Immersion Information for education professionals, consultants and specialists – Alberta Education.
Inclusion of Students with Diverse Needs in French Immersion SchoolsWhat School Administrators Need to Know – Alberta Education.
Diversity in French Immersion Classrooms A Quick Inclusion Guide for Teachers – Alberta Education.
Inclusive practice in French immersionMartine Pellerin, PhD, 2009.
Opening the Doors to Official-Language Learning for Allophones Callie Mady, PhD
State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2010 see pages 5 – 9 for information on Allophones and FSL programs
Press Release – “Halton Catholic Kids Deserve French Too!” by Yvette Alonso
Research & Reports
Ministries of Education Policies
Provincial Ministries that have policies on equitable access (review pages 10-12)
Ministry Memos and Other Documentation
Funding (Ontario Ministry Memo) (Pages 7 and 8 deal with transportation)