What is CPF?

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What is CPF? 2013-03-07T14:02:43-05:00

Canadian Parents for French – Newfoundland and Labrador (CPF-NL) is part of the national network of volunteers which values French as an integral part of Canada and which is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians.

Founded in 1977, Canadian Parents for French is the only nation-wide organization dedicated to the promotion and creation of French second language learning opportunities for young Canadians. Its 25,000 members, predominantly English speaking parents from throughout Canada, are motivated by the desire to have their children learn French as a second language. They are united by the conviction that all Canadian children, in all parts of Canada, should have the right to become bilingual in English and French.

Our Focus

The primary activities for Canadian Parents for French include the following:

  • Raising public awareness about the value of learning French as a second language
  • Promoting the availability and quality of French second language programs (both core French and French immersion) in schools across Canada
  • Providing information and support to parents
  • Providing out-of-school activities in French to enhance classroom learning
  • Monitoring and responding to issues and actions which affect second language learning opportunities
  • Our History

    35 Years of Advocacy and Counting

    In 1977, Keith Spicer was serving as Canada’s first-ever Commissioner of Official Languages. Interested in the bilingualism of Canada's youth, he met with groups of parents across Canada who wanted their children to learn French as a second language (FSL) but who ran into roadblocks at the local school board.

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  • What We Stand For

    Mission, Vision, Values, and Official Position Statements

    A Canada where French- and English-speakers live together in mutual respect with an understanding and appreciation of each other's language and culture and where linguistic duality forms an integral part of society.

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