Benefits of Family/Individual Membership in CPF
There are many reasons for joining CPF, the most important being to ensure that FSL education in Canada is all that it can be for your child and for all children in Canada. We appreciate all that our members have done for us, and want to return the favour by offering tools, help, and exclusive members-only resources and events as a way of thanks for joining our family. See below all that CPF has to offer you and your family – besides membership in a strong community of parents and advocates across the country, that is.
65% of your fee is returned to your local chapter, where one exists, and 25% goes to the work of CPF Alberta. The remaining 10% helps to cover processing costs.
Members-Only Tools and Guides
Upon registering with CPF as a member, new members receive a free copy of Helping Your Child Become Bilingual: A Toolkit for CPF Members, a helpful booklet containing nine informative sections on everything from program breakdowns to how to help support your child’s academic journey.
Members also receive exclusive access to the following:
CPF membership is a prerequisite to accessing many of CPF-AB’s programs like the Concours d’art oratoire, summer camps, the 6-9 Grant Program, Multi-Media Kits, and more.
CPF Member Savings
Le Myosotis – Le Myosotis, makers of the first FSL dictionary entirely developed in Canada, is offering CPF members a 15% discount!
“As an educator, and in my role [as CPF executive director], it is my opinion that Myosotis is the best resource that I have seen for committed FSL learners.” – Quote from James Shea, former executive director of Canadian Parents for French.
Easy Access to CPF Publications
Each CPF member receives a personal subscription to CPF National News and the CPF-AB newsletter. Keep up to date with CPF events and activities across Canada by joining our national family of supporters.
Many additional CPF publications, including pamphlets, posters, videos, and more, are available to CPF members at discounted rates or, in some cases, free of charge; your membership fee can go a long way to saving you money in the end!
Networking and Advocacy
CPF members have opportunities to network locally, provincially and nationally with others who share their interests through community meetings, skill-building workshops, training sessions for volunteers and parents, and more. Your membership gives CPF a stronger voice to advocate for access to quality FSL education with ministers and administrators at the national and provincial levels and with school boards in your community.
CPF Member Savings
Voilà Learning – All CPF Alberta/Nova Scotia/BC/SK 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 $50/family/year.
V.I.K. Academy – 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. For more information visit www.vikacademy.com › or call Julie Errmann at (587) 351-5960.