What We Stand For

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Mission Statement

Canadian Parents for French is a nationwide, research-informed, volunteer organization that furthers bilingualism by promoting and creating opportunities to learn and use French for all those who call Canada home.

Vision Statement

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.

Values Statement

In Canadian Parents for French we value commitment to our mandate, the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, and the taking of initiative and responsibility so that we achieve credibility and effectiveness.

Position Statements

The following document outlines the four official Position Statements of CPF:

  1. Universal Access
  2. Effective Programs
  3. Recognized Proficiency Levels
  4. Accountability for Student Achievement

We invite members to review the Position Statements and to send comments to  [email protected].

 TARGETS 2017-2020

Youth Component – Promoting and creating learning opportunities: 

– CPF-NWT will promote, support and/or organize quality French language socio-cultural youth activities such as Concours d’art oratoire, French summer camps, circus and art workshops, and other recreational activities, as well as coordinate new youth interaction opportunities between anglophones, francophones and allophones. The organization will also pursue, promote and support incentives offered to students continuing and furthering their French language learning by awarding bursaries/scholarships. It will inform students of the benefits of bilingualism and of bilingual career opportunities. 

Parents, Members, Volunteers the Public Component – Informing and supporting internal stakeholders: 

– CPF-NWT will respond to inquiries and communicate pertinent and timely information and research through various vehicles: website, social media, television, newspaper, magazines, e-news releases, communications to schools and partner organizations and meetings. The organization will also offer support to volunteers and members working collaboratively to enhance French-second-language (FSL) programming and opportunities and recognize their efforts through recruitment and training, workshops, information and working sessions, manuals, volunteer appreciation event, and community FSL initiatives. 

Decision-Makers and the Public Component – Informing and influencing external stakeholders: 

– CPF-NWT provide research-based information through a variety of vehicles such as meetings and consultations, dissemination of analyzed data, events, forums, public displays, exhibits and information booths. 

Organization Component – Leading a collaborative network: 

– CPF-NWT will cooperate and collaborate with the CPF network, develop new and maintain existing partnerships with key organizations such as FSL and francophone partners and other stakeholders, and pursue opportunities to collaborate on joint initiatives. It will implement a network performance measurement strategy as coordinated by CPF National and monitor the progress of key measurement indicators. 


Expected outcomes/results and how they will be measured 

Youth Component – Promoting and creating learning opportunities: 

– Expected result: Youth have access to French language extracurricular and co-curricular learning opportunities and incentives in FSL. 

– Performance indicators: Number of participants, number and kind of activities offered (events, forums, opportunities, presentations), degree of satisfaction, number of scholarships and bursaries awarded, number of student information sessions, presentations, and student/school participants. 

Parents, Members, Volunteers and the Public – Informing and supporting internal stakeholders: 

– Expected result: Broadened knowledge and understanding of the value of official language bilingualism leading to enhanced FSL programming and opportunities and positive enrolment trends. 

– Performance indicators: Number of website/social media use, number and types of publications, number of inquiries from parents and media, number of presentations to parents, number of parent participants/attendees, number of volunteers, number of training offered and participants, number of community FSL initiative activities, number of members, number of outreach activities, degree of satisfaction parents and volunteers. Page 4 of 19 

Decision-Makers Component – Informing and influencing external stakeholders: 

– Expected result: Decision-makers are made aware of the need for greater access to quality FSL programs and opportunities, and their engagement/understanding is increased, leading to improved and supportive decision making. 

– Performance indicators: Number of meetings and consultations, types of information/materials shared and publications/documents distributed, number of public displays/exhibits/booths, audience reach (parents, teachers and stakeholders). 

Organization Component – Leading a collaborative network: 

– Expected result: CPF-NWT is a well administered and governed organization. 

– Performance indicators: Number of consultation meetings with partners, number of partnerships/agreements, number and types of partnership activities, number and types of training and support opportunities, degree of satisfaction of partners. 

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