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.

Learn more about Canadian Parents for French

Who we are

We’re parents, educators, and francophiles who want more opportunities to learn and use French for Canadian youth.

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CPF Alberta

The Alberta Branch is located in Edmonton where we support Chapters and teams across Alberta.

CPF Albertal quick links


CPF provincial and territorial Branches work with Ministries or Departments of Education, educational partners, and the public ensuring support for FSL education. They also create and organize French language activities for youth in their regions.

Chapters and Teams

CPF municipal-level Chapters are the ground-level face and heart of our activities. Chapters are responsible for in-school activities, extracurricular programs, and local educational advocacy and promotion.


CPF is a proud to work closely with organizations who promote and advocate for FSL education and linguistic duality in Canada.


Find out what’s new with CPF, browse through our recent media releases, and check out our Media Kit.

Media quick links

We need YOU!

As a non-profit organization, we can’t do what we do without your support.


Become a Member

Join our network and get FSL resources, support, and insider-info only available to members.


We’re always looking for new volunteers who are ready to help young people learn and use French.


When you give, you make a positive impact on the lives of Canadian youth.