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.
Our 3,500 members are….
- parents who want their children to learn French as a second language
- other individuals (such as educators, researchers, program graduates, grandparents) who believe that young Canadians should have this opportunity
- associations which take out non-voting memberships in order to access our information and support our goals.
Our branch activities include….
- liaison between members and education authorities and decision-makers
- work on major projects in support of French-second-language learning, often with partner organizations (e.g., the Accent web site)
- promotion of opportunities for students to enhance their French language skills
- monthly e-communiqués sent to members
- annual conference for members
- annual report of Alberta chapter activities CPF AB 2015 Annual Report
- speakers, workshops, presentations
- responses to individual enquires
- news releases, media interviews
- training sessions and other support for our local chapter volunteers
- a resource library of information on French second-language learning and volunteerism for the use of our local chapters
- sharing of information among parent groups within Alberta and Canada
What is CPF?
CPF was founded in 1977 by parents who wanted to ensure that children would have the opportunity to become bilingual in the Canadian school system. Originally a small group of concerned parents who met in Ottawa, CPF has evolved into a proactive national network with 10 Branch offices and some 150 Chapters in communities nationwide.