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.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.
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO LAUNCHED
I Want to Become Bilingual Because… featured students sharing the reasons they were learning French.
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.”
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.
Launch of CPF Magazine
A new national magazine replaced the CPF National News.
A musical tour is launched and provides 125 workshops to over 4,725 students.
New brand for CPF!
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.”
There were 26,000 members across the country.