Our research helps us to better understand FSL programs and student needs, determine gaps in access or effectiveness, establish why official bilingualism is a valuable life skill, and provide evidence-based reasoning for the advocacy and promotion that helps drive Canada’s youth on the path toward bilingualism.

Video: What You Can Do if Your Child Seems to be Struggling in the French Immersion Program

Video: A Case for Early French Immersion Presented by Researcher and Professor Joe Dicks

The Report on the Needs Analysis: French Immersion Homework Help Program

Bilingualism: Part of Our Past or Part of our Future?

Early Childhood Bilingualism – Perils and Possibilities

Time on Task and Immersion

The Benefits of Choosing French-Second-Language Education for your Children

The Evidence Speaks Well of Bilingualism’s Effect on Kids

Teaching and Learning FSL: Core French in Elementary Schools of Ontario

Research Perspectives on Core French – A Literature Review 2009

FSL Curriculum Review Brief – March 13, 2009

French Second Language Education in Ontario, Report and Recommendations to the Ontario Minister of Education, February 2008

Case Study of FSL GRANT REVENUE from early French Immersion and Core French programs (from a sample school board) – March 2007

Case Study of FSL GRANT REVENUE from early French Immersion and Core French programs (from a sample school board), March 2008

Guidance Counsellor Survey, April 2006, done by Canadian Parents for French

Study of Transportation to French Immersion and Extended French Programs in Ontario School Boards 2001, done for CPF Ontario

Supporting Students With Special Education Needs in French As A Second Language,  Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic School  Board

Report to the EQAO on French Immersion students’ performance on Grade 3 provincial tests: Potential impacts on program design, October 2000

Welcoming English Language Learners into French as a Second Language Programs, The Ontario Ministry of Education 

French as a Second Language Advisory Committee (FSLAC) Reports/Updates

Toronto District School Board FSLAC Annual Report, June 2011

Halton District School Board FSLAC

Reports & Memos from the Ministry of Education

Memo re organizational realignment to enhance support and delivery of FSL programs in Ontario schools

Ministry FSL Restructuring Press Release – April 2008

Student Transportation Grant – Projected Allocations for 2007-2008

Memo from Ministry of Education re additional funding for 2007-2008

Elementary and Secondary Enrolment in FSL Grouped by Board in Publicly-Funded Schools 2009-2010

Enrolment by Grade and Type in FSL and Enrolment by Grade and School Language in Publicly-Funded Schools 2009-10

Enrolment by Grade and Type in FSL and Enrolment by Grade and School Language in Publicly-Funded Schools (preliminary) 2008-09

Enrolment by Grade and Type in FSL and Enrolment by Grade and School Language in Publicly-Funded Schools (preliminary) 2007-08

Enrolment by Grade and Type in FSL and Enrolment by Grade and School Language in Publicly-Funded Schools (preliminary) 2006-07

Memo from Ministry of Education re renewal of FSL initiatives 2006-2009, June 2006

Template re special project funding to support FSL renewal – guidelines & application

Distribution of the 2005-2006 Funding for FSL Renewal

List of spending by school boards of additional FSL renewal funds for 2005-2006

Equitable Allocation through a New Funding Model for Student Transportation in Ontario

Memo re Support for Transparency & Stability, December 2004

Class size tracking tool from the Ministry of Education

 

Agreements

To view a copy of the Government of Canada’s Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: Acting for the Future, please click on this link: http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/slo-ols/pubs/2008-2013_LDL/index_e.cfm

Canada – Ontario Agreement on Minority Language Education and Second Official Language Instruction 2005-06 to 2008-09

Action Plan: Regular Programs and Additional Strategies re above Agreement, March 2006.

Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction 2009-2010 to 2012-2013 between the Government of Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada Protocol 2009-2010 to 2012-2013

Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction 2005-2006 to 2008-2009 between the Government of Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada Protocol 2005-2006 to 2008-2009

CPF ON Key points of the Protocol

Ontario Action Plan 2005-2009

Ontario Action Plan: Regular Programs and Additional Strategies 2005-2009

Clauses on accountability, transparency, public reporting and consultation extracted from the above documents

 

  • Funding for FSL in Ontario

    A repository of documents on how FSL in funded in Ontario.

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The State Of FSL Education in Canada

The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada research reports examine how well French-second-language (FSL) programs are faring across Canada, using common indicators of effective support for FSL programs.

Website: http://cpf.ca/en/research-advocacy/research/the-state-of-fsl-education-in-canada/

Enrollment Trends

CPF gathers data from ministries of education and presents enrolment figures by province/territory, by year, and by type of FSL program. All ministries divide enrolment into core French and immersion, while some are able to differentiate enrolment into early, middle and late immersion and into regular and alternate core French.

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Research Database (CPF members only)

A catalogue of research on FSL education in Canada.

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See also:

CPF Guide to FSL Schools (CPF members only)

FSL Backgrounders