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O’Poésie – New CPF Poetry Contest

2017-05-29T23:30:08-06:00March 21st, 2017|

O’Poésie is a French as a second language poetry contest open to youth in Quebec aged between 10 and 17 years that allows students to use and discover the French language in a creative way. This Provincial poetry contest will give the opportunity to French as a second language students to fully integrate the French language [...]

It’s Concours time!

2017-03-05T15:32:01-06:00March 5th, 2017|

Canadian Parents for French provincial Concours d'art oratoire are currently being held across Canada. The Quebec Concours will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Cosmodome in Laval. The Concours d’art oratoire is a French-speaking competition for secondary students throughout the country.


2016-12-04T15:39:46-06:00December 4th, 2016|

Canadian Parents for French and the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages held the symposium Perspectives d’avenir – Looking Ahead : What Now for French Immersion? at Vanier College on November 18th, 2016. This bilingual conference - moderated by Michael Canuel, CEO of LEARN Quebec - celebrated 50 years of French Immersion in Canada, and also [...]

PERSPECTIVES D’AVENIR – LOOKING AHEAD : What Now for French Immersion?

2017-05-29T23:30:08-06:00September 21st, 2016|

Canadian Parents for French and the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages cordially invite you to attend Perspectives d’avenir – Looking Ahead : What now for French Immersion? at Vanier College on November 18th, 2016. Fifty years after the birth of French Immersion on Montreal's South Shore, this conference aims to examine the state of French Second Language programs and their outcomes for English-speaking youth in Quebec.

CPF Launches its 2nd Virtual Choir!

2016-09-20T14:11:36-06:00September 20th, 2016|

Due to the success of the initial French-Second-Language Virtual Choir, Canadian Parents for French – Quebec (CPF-Quebec), in partnership with Bishop’s University, the Community Learning Centres and the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations, has launched its second Virtual Choir – Mon ami m'a raconté – in the province. The playful song, written and arranged by Chantal Gosselin and Jamie Crooks, reminds us of a time before the internet existed.

2016 Concours d’art oratoire winners

2016-06-12T09:48:19-06:00May 17th, 2016|

The Concours d’art oratoire is a public speaking contest organized by Canadian Parents for French for secondary students in French programs across Canada. Every spring, an estimated 80,000 students take part in this annual competition. The provincial finals took place on May 14 at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Montréal – Dorval in Dorval, Quebec. CPF was pleased to welcome 34 students from the Lester B. Pearson, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Western Quebec School Boards, as well as their parents and teachers.

French Immersion 50th Anniversary Celebrations

2017-05-29T23:30:08-06:00May 8th, 2016|

Did you know that French Immersion began in Montreal’s South Shore 50 years ago? Three anglophone mothers, Murielle Parkes, Olga Melikoff and Valerie Neale, wanted their children to learn French within the school system and with much perseverance and dedication, they brought about a program that has benefited millions of school children in Canada.

Concours d’art oratoire… the countdown begins!

2017-05-29T23:30:09-06:00April 17th, 2016|

The Quebec Concours d’art oratoire is a French public speaking contest organized by Canadian Parents for French every spring. On May 14th, 2016, secondary students from English schools across Quebec will be able to showcase their French-speaking skills. The first place winners in the five Secondary 5 categories are eligible to compete at the National Concours d’art oratoire in Ottawa, where they have the chance to win scholarships of up to $20,000 from the University of Ottawa and other universities across Canada!

Canadian Parents for French is hiring!

2017-05-29T23:30:09-06:00March 18th, 2016|

CPF is seeking a successful candidate to work closely with the Quebec Project Coordinator - located in Montreal, Quebec - in implementing CPF services and activities, updating social media content, securing new members and updating the database. This position will start in April 2016 and run for 12 months on a part-time basis.