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Canadian Parents for French applauds appointment of Kelly Burke as Ontario’s French Language Services Commissioner

2020-01-14T14:44:15-05:00January 14th, 2020|

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 [...]

Concours d’art oratoire – Growth and Change

2019-12-04T15:25:07-05:00December 4th, 2019|

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. [...]

4 Ways to Improve your Teen’s French During and After High School

2019-11-19T15:46:53-05:00November 19th, 2019|

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 [...]

Français sans frontières

2019-10-02T10:59:46-04:00October 2nd, 2019|

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.

A Green Light for the French University, l’Université de l’Ontario français

2019-09-09T14:24:15-04:00September 9th, 2019|

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. [...]

Concern expressed about the TDSB’s proposal to cut transportation to the French Immersion/Extended Programs

2019-05-21T13:09:11-04:00May 21st, 2019|

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...

Nominate a CPF Champion

2019-05-15T13:25:19-04:00September 10th, 2018|

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.  

Free Workshop for Parents in Vaughan

2018-05-29T05:13:44-04:00May 24th, 2018|

Presented by Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) & the Maple Public Library at  2191 Major Mackenzie Dr W, Maple ON L6A 3Y8 Telephone: (905) 653-READ (7323) When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Agenda: 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Learn how to support your child in their French Program – Access homework help tips, learn about resources and [...]

Free Conversation Cafe on May 8 in Sudbury

2018-04-16T10:58:50-04:00April 5th, 2018|

Click here to learn more about supporting your child in their French program at the South End Public Library on Tuesday, May 8, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Includes free French Story time and activity for school-age children. Hosted by CPF Ontario in partnership with the Greater Sudbury Public Library and Science North. Click here to register.

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