Ottawa, March 1st, 2024—Canadian Parents for French (CPF) was delighted to learn about a $62.5 million core funding increase over five years for official language community organizations, announced today by the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages.

The additional financial support will go to more than 300 organizations across Canada in the 2023–2024 fiscal year, of which the CPF Network branches and offices will be among the beneficiaries. This investment is part of the Action Plan for Official Languages 2023–2028: Protection-Promotion-Collaboration.

CPF acknowledges that this supplementary contribution will strengthen its organizational capacity, allowing to better cope with rising operational costs and offer competitive wages and working conditions to retain and support qualified staff which in turn help the organization carry out its mandate.

It is in large part due to the financial assistance from the Department of Canadian Heritage that Canadian Parents for French, as a pan-Canadian Network, has been able to provide leadership and oversight to a volunteer network of 34,000 members as well as support to its branches and offices on the ground in every province and territory for over forty years.

CPF is proud to fulfill its mandate of promoting and creating opportunities for students to learn and use French, as well as playing a key role in raising public awareness about the importance of French as a second language education and informing and influencing educational decision makers.

CPF strives to increase its impact in helping share Canada’s rich linguistic and culturally diverse stories while continuing to build a strong and inclusive country and working to reach the objective of increasing the rate of official language bilingualism of the Canadian population to 20% by 2036.


Canadian Parents for French is a nationwide, research-informed, volunteer organization that promotes and creates opportunities to learn and use French for all those who call Canada home.


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Marcos Salaiza, Communications Manager

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