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In November 2016, CPF Ontario welcomed 750 grade 7-8 French Second Language students and educators to attend our conference in Hamilton – Pathways to Bilingual Success / Chemins de la réussite bilingue. There was representation from over 40 schools in 8 English school boards!

The sixth edition of the Pathways to Bilingual Success Conference encouraged students to continue in French to Grade 12 and beyond, and to explore prospects for enhancing their French learning along the way. Guest speakers shared their personal experiences and highlighted the added value that being proficient in both official languages can bring to anyone’s chosen career path. Students participated in workshops and interacted with exhibitors focused on engaging youth in French experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Click HERE to view images of the event.

Exhibitors:

National Organizations                

Canadian Parents for French

Historica Canada

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

 

Educational & Cultural Exchange Programs                                                                        

Canadian Education Exchange Foundation

French Street

Experiences Canada

Explore

International Student Exchange Ontario

 

Employment & Student Work Programs              

Air Canada

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange

 

Francophone Organizations

Centre français Hamilton

Groupe Média TFO

 

Post-Secondary Institutions

Collège Boréal

La Cité collégiale

University of Ottawa

York University, Glendon Campus

 

 

Resources:

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To order free posters on the “12 Reasons to Stay in French to Grade 12”, click here.

 

 

Hear stories from Olympians, journalists, business executives, teachers, and many others for whom bilingualism has enriched their lives. Click on the link below to see interviews with French program graduates and to learn more about what they have done thanks to French!

http: //bc-yk.cpf.ca/watn-english/

 

Bring the conference to your school community:

We encourage your school/ school board to host your own student conference on bilingual success! Below is a guide on how to organize this type of event, along with educational resources related to the conference. Feel free to print copies and distribute them to your students.

 

Timeline of Past Conferences

2009: Greater Toronto Area – Direct Energy Centre

2010: Greater Sudbury – Radisson Sudbury

2012: Windsor – Caesars Windsor

2013: Kingston – Ambassador Conference Centre

2014: Greater Toronto Area – International Centre

2016: Hamilton – Hamilton Convention Centre

 

To view our conference highlight video from Windsor in 2012, click HERE.

This event was made possible with the financial support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Education.