About Us

Canadian Parents for French (CPF) is the only organization dedicated to the promotion and creation of French Second Language (FSL) learning opportunities for young Canadians. Its members, predominantly English-speaking parents from throughout British Columbia, 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 should have the right to become bilingual in Canada’s two official languages, English and French.

Main Focus

The primary activities for Canadian Parents for French – Burnaby include:

  • providing information and support to parents;
  • providing out-of-school activities in French to enhance classroom learning; and
  • 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;
  • monitoring and responding to issues and actions which affect French second language learning opportunities.

We are funded through:

  • membership fees
  • fund-raising
  • grants from Canadian Heritage and the BC Ministry of Education
  • charitable donations
  • and – not least! – volunteer and member donations of time, goods, and services.

Learn why you should become a CPF member.

What does CPF Burnaby do for me and my children?

  • Concours d’art Oratoire & Festival d’art Oratoire (French Public speaking contests for Grades 6 – 12 & Grade 5 students)
  • CPF French Film Festival
  • French Cultural Events
  • French Author visits
  • French resources donated to Burnaby public libraries (Bob Pretty Branch, McGill Branch)
  • Secondary & Post-Secondary Bursaries/Scholarships
  • Grade 7 & 12 Graduation Certificates
  • Grade 12 French Immersion Graduation Funding
  • French Trip Funding donations
  • Provincial Bilingual Debates and Begbie History Contest Funding

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