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    The Alberta Branch of CPF was founded in 1977 and incorporated as a non-profit society in 1978 in order to promote, support and enhance French immersion and core French programs throughout this province.


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  • The Executive Summary of CPF's 2012 report on The State of French Second Language Learning in Canada features six very accessible summaries of presentations by researchers and experienced educators:

    • Access to Special Education for Exceptional Pupils in French Immersion Programs: An Equity Issue
    • The Suitability of Immersion for All Learners: What Does the Research Say?
    • Myths, Policies, and Research: The Case of a New Brunswick Grade 3 French Immersion Entry Point
    • Exceptional Learners: Honouring and Accommodating a Different Way of Learning
    • Closing the Window to Open the Door: Preparing for More Inclusive French Immersion Classes
    • Meeting Student Needs in French Immersion: Learning and Literacy Programming
    as well as the recommendations from a June 2012 roundtable on this topic. The proceedings of the spring 2012 roundtable of experts on this topic is now available on the CPF website.

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  • See a fun class project by students at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Ontario.

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  • On November 29, CPF President Lisa-Marie Perkins and national Executive Director Robert Rothon presented a brief on behalf of CPF members to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages. Among the recommendations:

    • the right for all Canadian children to opt to learn French as a second language in the program of their choice
    • a very high profile for linguistic duality within the 150th anniversary celebrations of Canadian Confederation in 2017, including small and remote communities.

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Yes, You Can Help!

You’ve made that big decision to enrol your child in an early French immersion program even though you know absolutely no French yourself! Now you’re wondering how you can possibly help when it comes to literacy. Here are a few hints.

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What: The 2016 Annual General Meeting
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Where: Canmore at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre
Please confirm your registration by emailing cpfab@ab.cpf.ca
If you have any questions or would like more information,
please contact CPF Alberta’s Executive Director, Michael Tryon

Falling into French Family Weekend

Falling into French Family Weekend is coming up on September 30 to October 2, 2016 in Canmore, Alberta.  This fun-filled family weekend is once again an opportunity for your French-Second-Language, French Immersion or Francophone students to participate in fun activities outside of school where they can practice their French in a real-world environment.  For additional information, go to Falling into French Family Weekend.


RaJe 2016

CPF Alberta is excited to announce that we will be sponsoring 100 French Immersion students to attend RaJe this upcoming fall. RaJe will take place on September 30th, and is the largest Francophone/Francophile youth gathering of its kind in the province. Welcoming students in grades 9 – 12 from all across the province, RaJe is a day filled with fun activities and performances (sports, arts and crafts, adventure!). For more information and to sign up, please check out Francophonie Jeunesse Alberta‘s website or contact Ariane Cahn at FJA.


The 2016 Alberta Concours d’art oratoire is now over!  Congratulations and good luck to Jane Arciszewski of Sherwood Park in the category of Early Immersion, Selina Leveugle, Edmonton, Francophone category, and Dennis Rutar of Edmonton in Core French. They will all be competing in the National Concours d’art oratoire on May 28 in Gatineau, QC.  The Alberta competition took place on May 7 at Académie Internationale Holy Cross in Edmonton. Many thanks to our judges Olenka Bilash, Kate Peters and Candace Rogers Haughian.

Look this fall for information on Concours d’arts oratoire 2017!

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Canadian Parents for French Alberta has joined forces with CPF BC & Yukon, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, Canadian Heritage, and Radio-Canada to discover where bilingual grads find themselves today.

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CPF CB-YK en collaboration avec CPF Alberta, Radio-Canada, Patrimoine canadien et le Commissariat aux langues officielles, souhaitent découvrir comment les diplômés bilingues se démarquent après leurs études secondaires.

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Homework Help with Voilà Learning

All CPF Alberta members can now have access to the Online Homework Help in French every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5pm to 8pm at the reduced price of $20.00 per family per year!


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V.I.K. Academy is a brand new French Immersion Preschool and Full Day Kindergarten Centre located in Midnapore, Calgary. They pride Themselves on the quality of their programs, facility and staff. They are excited to offer your family special rates when signing up your children in their early childhood education centre. As a CPF member, you will receive a preferable rate of 10% off the tuition fee. Furthermore, for registrations made in May and June 2016, they will also wave the registration fee.  For more information visit www.vikacademy.com or call Julie Errmann at (587)351-5960.

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