Starting a Chapter

Starting a Chapter2018-10-26T15:54:21-04:00

CPF has approximately 150 chapters across Canada. It’s an impressive feat that we are proud of, but it’s not enough to serve every community and every student who can and should have the chance to reap the benefits of a quality FSL education.

If you are a motivated individual who’s passionate about FSL and your community is not currently being served by a CPF Chapter, you may want to consider starting one! Each of our many chapters began thanks to the devoted parents, teachers, grandparents, students, and other volunteers who took the initiative to bring CPF to their community. All of our chapters are entirely grassroots in nature: not-for-profit, volunteer-run institutions that work with the local schools, school board(s), city councils, provincial/territorial branches of CPF, and even provincial, territorial, and federal politicians—all in the name of FSL education.

Benefits for starting a chapter include:

  • Community involvement at provincial and national FSL forums and events
  • Start-up fund: new chapters are awarded to produce activities in your community;
  • 65% of revenue accrued from individual or family memberships i.e. a return of $16.50 and $39 per 1 year and 3 year membership respectively;
  • $200 fund per annum, to support a school or community based event i.e. French Movie Night or Reading Club.
  • Scholarship Support: Provided (as funding allows) to French Immersion graduates who are continuing studies in French at the post-secondary level;
  • Two representatives to the Conference-AGM: each year in Winnipeg, at no cost (this includes workshops, provincial networking, keynote speakers, Chapter Appreciation Event, meals, accommodation, travel, etc.)
    The CPF National Conference-AGM is held every second year in Ottawa; one Chapter representative attends at subsidized cost of approx. $375 (actual fee is approx. $750). This includes parent workshops, national networking, keynote speakers, President’s Banquet, meals, accommodation, flights/travel, etc.
  • subsidized costs for hosting CPF activities (Camp Soleil, French Cultural Performances and Workshops, Drama Extravaganzas and Theatre Workshops)

To find out if a chapter is operating in your community, and to get involved by either joining your local chapter team or starting one yourself, contact us. CPF needs volunteers just like you, so make the call and get on board!

Canadian Parents for French – MB
#101-475 Provencher Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R2J 4A7
Phone: (204) 222-6537
Fax: (204) 222-8180
Toll Free: 1-877-737-7036
Email: [email protected]

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