What is Canadian Parents for French (CPF)?
The local CPF chapter is a made up of parents from all district schools which offer French Immersion programming, and other individuals who support French language learning.
CPF supports the schools and teachers by providing support financially and otherwise to improve the program, such as funding busing for French language field trips.
The Role of the Chapter
Organized local CPF groups (called "chapters") are needed to:
- liaise between local CPF members and local decision-makers and other stakeholder groups;
- liaise between local CPF members and the provincial/territorial ("branch") and national levels of CPF;
- disseminate information about French-second-language learning within their communities;
- work to support local French-second-language programs; and
- encourage and/or sponsor extracurricular French living/learning experiences for the young people in their communities.
CPF is 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.
CPF operates through chapters in local communities, branches at the provincial/territorial level, and a national association, all governed by volunteer Boards of Directors.
Our 3,500 members are:
- parents who want their children to learn French as a second language;
- other individuals (such as educators, researchers, program graduates, grandparents) who believe that young Canadians should have this opportunity; or
- associations which take out non-voting memberships in order to access our information and support our goals.