Program Information

Are you a parent looking for help with your child’s French as a second language (FSL) studies?   

Look no further!  CPF has a Virtual Tutoring Program to meet your needs. 

Who is the program for?

The Canadian Parents for French Virtual Tutoring Program was created for parents who made a commitment to have their children learn French. The Program provides students from 5 to 14 years of age with additional support for their FSL learning journey.

How does it work?

  • Children spend one hour/week in a one-on-one session with a volunteer French-speaking tutor;
  • The service is offered free or at a very low cost to families.
  • Sessions take place virtually, so a computer, camera, microphone and internet connection are required.
  • This program is open to members across Canada. There is a $40/child non-refundable registration fee to participate in the program.
  • Full and partial scholarships are available to families in need of financial assistance.

Question? Please email us at

What do students work on?

Students can choose to work on whatever skills they need to improve. This can include reading, writing, speaking or even homework help. Tutors come to each lesson prepared with a variety of fun-filled activities that are both engaging and instructional!

Tutoring Program

Find a Tutor

CPF’s free tutoring program is available to all member families, and seeks to support children aged 6-14. The program is run and supported by French-speaking volunteers.

The next session begins in Fall 2022.

Become a Tutor

We are always looking for qualified and energetic volunteers to help us with our tutoring program!

Anyone over 16 can apply to be a tutor with CPF, though those under 18 will need a guardian’s permission. All tutors are vetted through an interview process. We ask that volunteers sign up for a minimum of 1 hour per week. 

The program offers senior high school students an opportunity to build their required volunteer hours while helping other students follow in their bilingual footsteps! 


What are the benefits of this program?

The benefits of this program are endless, as it:

  • exposes students to a variety of French accents;
  • offers informal and friendly conversational support;
  • promotes bilingualism among Canadian youth;
  • builds confidence and resilience; and
  • is fun and safe way for your child to improve their French!

No. This program is not an academic tutoring program and does not follow a pre-determined curriculum. As a result, we do not provide progress reports for students who are enrolled.

No, not necessarily. The idea is to expose your child to different accents and backgrounds so typically your child will have a new tutor each week.

No. As we are a 100% volunteer-based program, we cannot guarantee a session every week, but it is our goal to make sure your child has weekly sessions!

There is a limit to three children per family.

We are proud to have a diverse group of French-speaking volunteers, residing in nine provinces and who represent over 16 countries of origin before calling Canada home! CPF tutors are at least 16 years old and fluent in both English and French.

If you’re bilingual or francophone and you’re ready for a meaningful, rewarding experience, we’d love it if you applied! The minimum time commitment is one hour per week. If you want to become a volunteer tutor, you can complete a registration form HERE.

Additional Opportunities

  • Conversation Club – tutors lead a discussion around a certain topic, which is supported by materials such as videos, short texts and games.
  • Book Club – groups read a short book together and then discuss it.

Contact Information

For more information about our Virtual Tutoring Program, please contact

While I Grow Up French Club for Kids 9 to 14

The WIGUP Club platform is for French Second Language learners between the ages of 9 to 14 that wish to practice their French and need an outlet for their creative energy. This platform allows kids to discover their uniqueness thanks to hundreds of creative online projects submitted by other FSL kids from across the country. Kids will be able to create videos, share photos, create written projects all in FRENCH for the chance to win some awesome prizes!


Check out these awesome projects our WIGUP participants created!

A participant shows us how to make his favorite meal–   pizza!
 -Ontario, 10 years old.

 A participant talks to us about her favorite place to visit, Ripley’s   Aquarium!
 -Ontario, 9 years old.

Please contact for steps to register and to get your discount!
CPF _MB Member
Parent of a participant, winner 2021
My daughter enjoyed the one on one sessions and was able to practice her French and to do the projects with the help of the tutor. She really liked working on the projects.
My daughter enjoyed the one on one sessions and was able to practice her French and to do the projects with the help of the tutor. She really liked working on the projects
Parent of a program participant, June 2021

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