Canadian Parents for French Alberta has partnered with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada to present Hello-Bonjour- a free presentation offered to grade 7 & 8 students on the advantages of bilingualism. We explore Canada's official languages through interactive games and discussion and the best part is that it is done entirely in [...]
Festival Des Lumières ! Join CPF Edmonton Catholic on November 30th, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 at École J.H. Picard for an evening of French fun! There will be French entertainment, a Cabane à Sucre, games, bouncy castles, and more! *This is a free event however donations to the Edmonton Food Bank would be greatly appreciated!
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all the families that have signed up, this has been our most popular weekend yet! Our annual Falling Into French Family Weekend is taking place from October 26-28, 2018 in Banff, Alberta. This fun-filled family weekend is an opportunity for French-Second-Language, French Immersion or Francophone students to [...]
Please find below the proposed CPF Alberta bylaws that continue to be under revision. On March 3rd, 2018 there will be a Special General Meeting held in Jasper, Alberta at 9:00 am at the Lobstick Lodge to approve these new provincial bylaws. As per CPF National Bylaw 198.2, 60 days notice has herein been given [...]
In response to the recent transportation fee increase for alternative programs announced by both Edmonton Catholic and Edmonton Public Schools, the Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Catholic School District, and Rocky View Schools, CPF Alberta has begun the advocacy process to demand a review and modification of the fee structure in order to ensure a [...]
Concours 2018 will be taking place at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5 at Holy Cross School in Edmonton, AB. Registration will be open March 1-April 20, 2018. The highlights of Canadian Parents for French Alberta’s “Concours d’art oratoire” are: This year’s competition is exclusively open to Core French, Early and Late French Immersion students who [...]
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? [...]
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 [...]