What does CPF North Vancouver do?

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  • We organize all kinds of fun events and activities – including film festivals, public speaking competitions, parent workshops, winter carnivals and performances by French-speaking artists
  • We work in partnership with teachers, administrators and District staff to help create unique learning experiences both in and outside of the classroom
  • We deliver information through a CPF presence at several District events focused on educating parents and students about FI programs in our schools.
  • We recognize student success with awards and certificates at Concours d’art oratoire competitions and graduation events
  • We coordinate applications for CPF BC & Yukon’s Sociocultural Grant program which supports bringing French-language events to schools
  • We maintain an online presence and publish a monthly newsletter to share resources and information
  • We are part of a network of more than 8,500 members in BC and the Yukon who are continually advocating for high quality French programs for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12

Interested in getting involved with CPF North Van? Send us an email at cpfnorthvan@gmail.com, we would love to hear from you!

CPF Fall Membership Drive

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Crafty Bonhommes at École Braemar’s school-wide “Carnaval” event, February 2016

Renew your membership! Ask others to join!

Remember 80% of your membership fee goes right back to our local chapter, CPF North Vancouver! That means more fun events in schools, more resources for parents, teachers and students, and more extra-curricular activities in French for our kids!

  • Join online (via CPF National’s website) or
  • Download a membership form here.

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“Carnaval” at École Braemar Elementary School, February 6, 2017

In 2015, École Braemar hosted its very own “French-style Winter Carnaval.” It was the first large-scale French event on the North Shore to include both French Immersion and English students.

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For its third year running, the entire school (487 students) came together on Monday, February 6, 2017 to celebrate bilingualism, learn about French Canadian culture, the rich history of the Québec Winter “Carnaval,” and to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

On the days leading up to the event, students prepared by learning French songs and practicing French words broadcast over the school PA system each morning. Activities on the actual day of the “Carnaval” included themed crafts, French bingo, singing, ice sculpting by Ice Décor, and even a flash mob inspired by Rendez-vous de la Francophonie’s contest that demonstrated love and passion for the Canadian Francophonie!

Plus, for this year, the “Bonhomme” mascot, as well as Christ Atkinson – Assistant Superintendent, NVSD, Lucas King – VP, Mountainside Secondary, Cst. Anthony Cameron – Liaison Officer, RCMP, Deneka Michaud – Communications Manager, NVSD attended our event to help us celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Merci à tous et à toutes!

This event also tied in with French Immersion Celebration Week 2017:
“Once again in 2017, to celebrate our volunteers and the successes of French Immersion in BC & Yukon, Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon is pleased to announce that the week of January 30 – February 5, 2017, will officially be recognized as French Immersion Celebration Week by both the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Yukon.”
— Canadian Parents for French, BC & Yukon Chapter
Read full news release here.

CPF North Van raises a toast to French Immersion Celebration Week 2017

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On February 2nd, 2017, at its monthly chapter meeting, held at École Argyle Secondary, the CPF North Vancouver chapter raised a toast to its successes over the past year, and looked forward to upcoming events in its 2016-2017 calendar:

  • February 17, 2017: “French Immersion Survival Night” at École Cleveland
  • February 17, 2017: French Film Night at École Dorothy Lynas
  • February 23, 2017: French Film Festival at Esplanade Cinemas
  • March 2, 2017: “Staying in French” information evening at École Ross Road
  • April 11 & 12, 2017:  District Concours d’art oratoire competition at NVSD’s Education Services Centre

Details about all of these events to follow!

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Merci, CPF British Columbia & Yukon Branch!

Each February, CPF BC & Yukon reimburses chapters up to $100 for appreciation activities hosted for its volunteers. This year, CPF North Vancouver used this thoughtful bursary to purchase delicious French pastries from the renowned Thierry Patisserie including macarons, madeleines & financiers. These tasty and beautiful creations, along with some non-alchoholic bubbly, were enjoyed by our deserving volunteer chapter reps who commit many hours of their own time organizing events in North Vancouver and sharing info about CPF and French-language learning. Bravo, CPF North Vancouver!

About French Immersion Celebration Week

To celebrate its volunteers and the successes of French Immersion in BC & Yukon, Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon announced that the week of January 30 – February 5, 2017, is officially recognized as French Immersion Celebration Week by both the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Yukon. During this week (and month!) of celebration, CPF members organize events across the province to celebrate and share their achievements in French Immersion programs.

French Immersion Celebration Week links:

February 2017 Chapter Meeting

Please join us for our February 2017 Chapter Meeting:

DATE: Thursday February 2, 2017
TIME: 7:00pm
PLACE: École Argyle Seconday, 131 Frederick Rd, North Vancouver, BC Map


Canadian Parents for French North Vancouver Chapter is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of French language and cultural events in North Vancouver, British Columbia. We once a month during the school year. Everyone is welcome to attend, the ability to speak French is not necessary! Come find out more about upcoming events, FSL resources, volunteer opportunities and much more!

For more info about this meeting or CPF North Vancouver please contact us: cpfnorthvan@gmail.com

January 2017 Chapter Meeting

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Please join us for our January 2017 Chapter Meeting:

DATE: Thursday January 5, 2017
TIME: 7:00pm
PLACE: École Cleveland Elementary, 1255 Eldon Rd, North Vancouver, BC  Map

For more info about this meeting please contact us: cpfnorthvan@gmail.com


Canadian Parents for French North Vancouver Chapter is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of French language and cultural events in North Vancouver, British Columbia. We once a month during the school year. Everyone is welcome to attend, the ability to speak French is not necessary! Come find out more about upcoming events, FSL resources, volunteer opportunities and much more!