Canadian Parents for French is a national non-profit organization. CPF operates in three levels: it has a national level, provincial levels (referred to as Branches) and school district levels (referred to as Chapters).
When you join CPF, you join at the national level and become a member at all levels.
National Level The national head office of Canadian Parents for French is in Ottawa. Their web-site is www.cpf.ca. This office handles memberships, insurance issues, creates and distributes a newsletter to all members three times a year and liaises with the Federal Ministry of Canadian Heritage. They host a conference every second year in different cities for CPF members from across Canada. Ten percent (10%) of membership fees go towards operating the national office. The national office is run by a board of volunteers, an executive director and a small support staff.
Provincial Level Our provincial office is the Canadian Parents for French – BC and Yukon Branch. Their web-site is www.cpf.bc.ca. The Branch office provides chapter support, creates and distributes a newsletter to all BC & Yukon members three times a year, liaises with the British Columbia Ministry of Education, and organizes provincial-wide events such as Concours d’art Oratoire and Rencontre Francaise. Ten percent (10%) of membership fees go towards operating the provincial office. The provincial office is run by a board of volunteers, an executive director and a small support staff.
District Level We are the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows chapter and we handle local events and issues for our school district. Eighty percent (80%) of our member’s CPF membership fees go towards our events and activities in Maple Ridge and Pit Meadows. Our chapter is run by a volunteer board of elected members. Board members are typically parents of French Immersion students. We encourage parents from our French Immersion schools to attend. Having representatives from every school can facilitate communication with PACs and the distribution of newsletters. There is no paid staff at this level. Anyone interested in finding out more about us and what we do is encouraged to attend our meetings.
OUR CHAPTER MISSION STATEMENT
To collaborate with School District #42 to provide assistance and support to all students learning French in our community.
Who we are:
President – Nicki Pritchard
Co-Vice Presidents –
Secretary -Nicole Gatto
Treasurer -Katherine Albrechtsen
Pitt Meadows Elementary, Pitt Meadows – Nicole Gatto
Eric Langton Elementary, Maple Ridge – Katy Edwards
Maple Ridge Elementary, Maple Ridge – vacant
*NOTE: We are currently seeking a volunteer to be the School Representative for Maple Ridge Elementary. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us.
Laity View Elementary, Maple Ridge – Jennifer Wong/Nicki Pritchard
Golden Ears Elementary, Maple Ridge – vacant
Maple Ridge Secondary High School, Maple Ridge – Katherine Albrechtsen
Pitt Meadows Secondary High School, Pitt Meadows – Lianna Henderson (Acting)
Website: Ivana Perera
Reading Program “Lisons Ensemble” Coordinators: Jerome Nirsimloo (MR) / Lianna Henderson (PM)
What we do:
French Film Festival
French Summer Camp
Parent Survival Night
French Book Fairs
Concours d’art oratoire