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 (the links are in green below):
Educational & Cultural Exchange Programs
Employment & Student Work Programs
To order posters on the “Stay in French The Bilingual Experience” and “Poursuis en Français l’avantage bilingue“, 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!
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.
- Organisez un évènement « Chemins de la réussite bilingue » (FR)
- Le guide de l’enseignant (FR)
- Prochaines étapes (FR)
- Les avantages professionnels du bilinguisme (FR) Les avantages professionnels du bilinguisme (ENG)
- Universities & Colleges List (ENG)
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.