“It is our pleasure to recognize excellence annually from among our CPF volunteer leaders and among educators and administrators who have had a positive impact on French Second Language learning in the province of Ontario,” stated Denise Massie, President, CPF Ontario. “Because these are unprecedented times, a third award was bestowed this year,” she added.
Deborah Williams (pictured left) received the prestigious Mlacak Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Canadian Parents for French in her volunteer role as leader of the Toronto Midtown West Chapter, coordinating programming and having a positive impact on youth and members for more than 6 years.
Karen Devonish-Mazzotta (pictured right) received the prestigious CPF Ontario McGillivray Award in recognition of her leadership and commitment in promoting the development of French Second Language (FSL) learning in Ontario as a Course Director and a Practicum Facilitator with the Faculty of Education at York University.
It’s March 2020 and the impact of the COVID-19 virus on a traditional French summer camp is threatening a joyous activity for over 2000 kids, as well as the viability of an entrepreneurial business.
This year, Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) honoured its long-standing partner, Martine Brouillet, owner and founder of Camp Tournesol, for her resilience, adaptability, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Watch Denise Massie, President of Canadian Parents for French (Ontario), interview Martine Brouillet as she shares the strategies behind her success and how she adapted her traditional camps to an online format. View the interview.