2007-2016

2008
2008

POSITION STATEMENTS ANNOUNCED

CPF adopted formal position statements re equitable access to FSL programs, quality FSL programs, a range of entry points and program choices, and shared responsibility for FSL education. Previously CPF had articulated a position on national FSL proficiency testing. These were later consolidated into four statements.

CPF’s Current Position Statements

2008

SURVEY OF SUPERVISORS OF BILINGUAL EMPLOYEES

CPF released the results of a survey by Ipsos Reid of 500 supervisors of bilingual employees outside Quebec regarding the nature of the job market.

Survey Results

2009
2009

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO LAUNCHED

I Want to Become Bilingual Because… featured students sharing the reasons they were learning French.

2010
2010

CPF JOINS FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

CPF also began at this time to transition to a digital newsletter. In 2016 it launched an Instagram account.

2010

IMMERSION GRAD BECOMES CPF PRESIDENT

Lisa Marie Perkins was the first French immersion graduate to be elected President of Canadian Parents for French.

2010

Study of immigrant student access to and perspectives on French second language education

Release of the CPF-commissioned study “Voices of Allophone Adults and Allophone University Students: Perspectives and Experiences with French as a Second Language.”

View the study

2012
2012

ROUNDTABLE ON ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGED STUDENTS IN FSL PROGRAMS

Hosted by CPF, representatives from federal and provincial governments, national associations, school districts, and learning disabilities associations heard presentations by researchers and educators and then generated recommendations, which were published in the 2012 State of FSL report.

Rooundtable Proceedings

2013
2013

Launch of CPF Magazine

A new national magazine replaced the CPF National News.

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2014
2014

“O canada!”

A musical tour is launched and provides 125 workshops to over 4,725 students.

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2015
2015

New brand for CPF!

 

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2016
2016

FIRST AWARENESS BREAKFAST ON PARLIAMENT HILL

In collaboration with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, CPF hosted its first “French Second Language Awareness Breakfast on the Hill” with parliamentarians, key contacts, stakeholders, and members of the second language education community.

2016

Canadian Parents for French RECEIVES THE 2016 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE PROMOTION OF LINGUISTIC DUALITY

Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser presented CPF with his 2016 award in recognition of “its exceptional work in the area of research and promotion, for providing opportunities for young Canadians to learn French in school and communities and supporting their sometimes unilingual parents, and for respecting French as an integral part of Canada.”

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2017
2017

40th anniversary

There were 26,000 members across the country.