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Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Ontario Spring e-Bulletin 2017

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

CPF Ontario Spring e-Bulletin 2017

The answer is a resounding “OUI” as children do develop strong math and English skills in French Immersion! Researchers have studied this and many other questions since French Immersion programs were introduced in the early 1970s. Click HERE to view “Language of Mathematics Instruction in French Immersion Programs“, one of many fact sheets developed by Canadian Parents for French to answer your questions by providing information from research studies and the results of many provincial student assessments.

Tip Sheets on How to Support Your Child in French Programs 
Introducing a series of tip sheets on how to support your child in French Immersion, Extended, or Core French programs. Topics range from online French resources to experiential learning and homework help tips from experienced parents. Click HERE to access helpful tips to support French Second Language learners.
Does My Local School Offer French Immersion or Extended French?
Click HERE for a list of schools across Ontario that offer French Immersion and Extended French programs.How Parents Can Support French Immersion Students
“Leaning French as a second language” is a compilation of blog entries by Martine Brouillet, founder and director of Camp Tournesol. Click HERE for a PDF version of her e-book of blog entries written about bilingualism and supporting children learning French as a second language.

Enrol in a CPF Ontario-Sponsored Camp Today and Make Summer a Time to Remember
Whether you are looking for a traditional summer camp experience, a sports day-camp, or a day in the arts, click HERE for a listing of CPF Ontario-sponsored French and bilingual summer camps.Looking for more? Want a camp experience for the whole family or just looking for an opportunity to expand your cultural awareness with an exchange? Click HERE to find many amazing summer opportunities for your kids and family to use French on our online database!

FREE Parent Webinar on IDÉLLO, an Online Digital Platform of Educational Resources in French
Support your child`s learning in French with IDÉLLO!  Register for a FREE webinar that provides an overview of the website and available functions such as exploring resources, searching by keywords, managing bookmarks, creating a group, and sharing learning activities. Click HERE to access the calendar of available webinars and HERE for instructions on how to access IDÉLLO. Instructions on how to register for the webinar can be found by clicking HERE.
Award Nominations are now OPEN

Nominate a CPF Champion – We are accepting nominations for the 2016 Mlacak Award established by CPF Ontario as a special tribute to Beth Mlacak, a long-time CPF volunteer who worked tirelessly for our organization. It is presented yearly to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution. The deadline for nominations is June 30. Click HERE for more information.

Recognize an Outstanding Educator – We are seeking nominations for the 2016 McGillivray Award presented annually by CPF Ontario to an educator or administrator currently in a position of responsibility who has shown initiative, leadership, and commitment in promoting the development of French. Click HERE for more information. is now serving you in both official languages/Le site Web est maintenant disponible dans les deux langues officielles! Explorez cette base de données Web en français ou en anglais et trouvez-y toute une gamme d’expériences et d’occasions culturelles en français. Explore in French or English to source a host of French experiences and cultural opportunities.

The Importance of French Immersion in Canada: ICI Radio-Canada 

March 2017 – CPF Ontario’s Executive Director, Betty Gormley, and Youth Representative, Wadeed Irfan, discussed “L’immersion française plus importante que jamais au Canada (French immersion, more important than ever in Canada)” with Isabelle Craig on ICI Radio-Canada Télé panel discussion.

Click HERE for additional details and to listen to the nationally aired French-language segment.


On April 19th over 125 schools in Ontario will help celebrate National Canadian Film Day with a French-language film screening event booked through CPF Ontario. Click HERE for more details.

CPF Ontario’s 33rd Annual Concours et Festival d’art Oratoire
May 6: Concours et festival d’art oratoire is an annual French public-speaking event for students from grades 4 through 12 studying French as a Second Language in Ontario schools. This event will be held in Toronto at York University’s Glendon College. Click HERE for details.    

CPF Ontario in the Community
May 18: Visit the CPF Ontario exhibit booth at the largest literary event for young readers in Canada, the Festival of Trees! Click HERE for details on the event held at the Toronto Harbourfront Centre. This event will also take place on May 12 in London and in Sault Ste. Marie on May 19.IDÉLLO Contest
Exclusively to CPF Ontario members – Click HERE for information on the contest running from April 1 to 30, 2017. You can win an iPad and a one-year Premium Family Access to IDÉLLO, as well as many other prizes! Stay À L’ÉCOUTE!