Every year, IDÉLLO awards exceptional teachers and educators by organizing the IDÉLLO Prize. Colleagues and parents are encouraged to nominate teachers and educators who are passionate about their job, have a real impact on students’ life. They also inspire students and colleagues and have a strong sense of innovation in terms of educational activities. To [...]
Boukili is a new app for reading in French for young students. It is provided free of charge from TFO Groupe Media, our Ontario French educational public broadcaster. I installed the app on my Android phone and my iPad. The installation process is easy, but make sure that you use the same account on each device. [...]
Canadian Parents for French applauds appointment of Kelly Burke as Ontario’s French Language Services Commissioner
The Ontario Branch of Canadian Parents for French applauds Ombudsman Paul Dubé’s appointment of Kelly Burke as Ontario’s new French Language Services Commissioner. Ms. Burke most recently served as Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. She worked in the Ministry of Francophone Affairs from 2014 to 2019 as Assistant Deputy Minister [...]
Le Concours d’art oratoire, the CPF French public speaking contest, continues to be one of the hallmark activities of Canadian Parents for French across the country. The pride and joy that parents feel while listening to their child deliver a speech in French is only one of the reasons this activity continues to gain momentum. [...]
According to a Canadian Parents for French report, it is easier for bilingual Canadians to find employment and they average a 10% higher salary. It is safe to say that having bilingual skills literally pays off. However, just 4 years after high school, only 18% of 21-year-old Anglophone Canadians self-identify as bilingual. This begs the [...]
The Français sans frontières website, an idea of Groupe Média TFO, is designed to develop intercultural understanding of French as a second language students by introducing them to digital creation. They can find many free resources to guide them when they create podcasts and digital stories. Click here to visit the Français sans frontières website.
Canadian Parents for French (CPF) applauds the Provincial Government of Ontario for giving a green light to the French university of Ontario, l’Université de l’Ontario français (l’UOF). With this decision, the Federal Government and the Government of Ontario, notably the Minister for Francophone Affairs Caroline Mulroney, have solidified support for official language bilingualism in the province. [...]
Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) led a delegation to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) on May 27, 2019 at the meeting with the Finance, Budget and Enrolment Committee on the proposed cuts to French Second Language Programs. Read more...
Concern expressed about the TDSB’s proposal to cut transportation to the French Immersion/Extended Programs
Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) is expressing grave concern over the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) proposal to cut transportation to the French Immersion/Extended programs, a decision that will directly impact 6,500 of the 28,000 students currently enrolled in the programs in this school board. Read more...
We are accepting nominations for the 2019 Mlacak Award established by CPF Ontario as a special tribute to Beth Mlacak, a long-time CPF volunteer who worked tirelessly for our organization. It is presented yearly to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution. The deadline for nominations is June 30.