CPF Ontario Annual Performance Report 2019-2020

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A report on the year's activities across our strategic pillars: Youth, Parents, Members and Volunteers, Decision Makers and Organization.

ONTARIO

2019-2020

Annual Performance Report


About Us

Canadian Parents for French is a nationwide,

research-informed, volunteer organization

that represents 25,000 members across

Canada and champions the opportunity to

learn and use French for all those who call

Canada home.

Canadian Parents for French was founded in 1977

by parents who wanted to ensure that children

would have the opportunity to become bilingual

in the Canadian school system.

Originally a small group of concerned parents

who met in Ottawa, Canadian Parents for French

has evolved into a proactive National Network

with 12 Branches and offices and over 140

Chapters in communities nationwide.

2019-2020

Annual Performance Report

The work of Canadian Parents for French is

structured around four pillars that represent

the stakeholders involved in our work.

AS AN ORGANIZATION, WE STRIVE TO:

Create and promote opportunities for YOUTH to

learn and use French as an official language

Support a collaborative Network of

PARENTS, MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS

Inform and influence DECISION MAKERS on the

value of official language bilingualism

Work together as an ORGANIZATION to continue

building a dynamic, strong and effective

pan-Canadian Network

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President’s Message

The 2019-2020 school year was a challenging one for parents, students and teachers.

Everyone experienced the uncertainty of provincial teacher labour negotiations, followed by

the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 virus and the province-wide closure of schools in March 2020.

The Ontario Branch of Canadian Parents for French continued to focus on enriching our students’

French experiences, but it was no surprise that our ability to deliver a full array of programming was

compromised by these events. Nevertheless, I am pleased with the level of activity and support we

were able to provide. This report showcases many of the highlights!

The FrenchStreet.ca expansion project saw the Branch leverage the success of its Ontario-based website of French experiential

learning opportunities to a comprehensive pan-Canadian resource for French teachers, parents and students. I am proud of the

Branch’s leadership as we seek to strengthen the entire CPF Network by sharing best practices and initiatives.

Our family-friendly provincial conference, a format originated by our colleagues at CPF Alberta, was held at the Blue Mountain

Resort in Collingwood. It was a resounding success, supported by a boost in participation from CPF members from our most

northern Chapters.

The Branch’s capacity to deliver quality programming for youth has been enhanced by building strong relationships with our

funders, existing and new partners and by supporting our outstanding Chapter leaders and community volunteers, to whom we

are extremely grateful.

I would like to thank my fellow directors for their oversight and governance expertise and our Executive Director for her

leadership and for keeping our staff motivated and working so effectively.

Denise Massie

President

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YOUTH

Concours d’art oratoire

Every spring we kick off our fiscal year with the Provincial

Concours d’art oratoire, a public speaking event that

showcases French Second Language (FSL) student proficiency

in French, not to mention their ability to weave a tale or

present a compelling argument in front of a large live

audience. Students in grades 4 to 12 participated in school

events and 24 school district competitions, with the winners

moving on to the Provincial Concours held at the Glendon

Campus of York University in Toronto.

Concours d’art oratoire has evolved to include the “Impromptu

Division”, aligning it with the Common European Framework of

Reference (CEFR) and the Ontario FSL curriculum with a focus

on spontaneous oral production. Of the 334 participants at the

provincial event, 136 students from 13 school boards and 2

independent schools took part in this new Impromptu Division.

Other school districts remain committed to the traditional public

speaking delivery method with a focus on writing, preparation and

the ability to capture the audience’s attention and respond to the

judges’ questions.

CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH

CONC URS d’art oratoire

Canada’s French Public Speaking Contest

The Branch received ongoing funding for the Impromptu Division

through the Ministry of Education and the OLE (Official Languages

in Education) Program for this fiscal period and will be seeking

ongoing funds for the period 2020-2023.

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YOUTH

Quotes from parents at

the Provincial Concours

CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH

CONC URS d’art oratoire

Canada’s French Public Speaking Contest

“Concours was a great overall

experience. Seeing kids from all over

Ontario participate really opened up

his world. He was very excited by his

accomplishment and I think we will

want to work hard to come back next

year.”

“The most positive outcome is that this

event enhanced her self-confidence and

French public-speaking skills.”

“Desire to speak French more frequently.

He has changed his telephone language

to French and watches all his soap

operas in French.”

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YOUTH

Socio-cultural activities

Socio-cultural activities take on several forms, as our Chapters choose to reflect the interests of

their members and communities. All of the activities provide engaging, interactive programming

in French that offer insight into arts, culture, film and daily living in a French context.

From Francophone musicians to Family Game Nights, here is a snapshot of the fun!

14 socio-cultural activities

were organized by CPF

Chapters (Brampton,

Haliburton, Hanover,

Hamilton, Toronto Midtown

West, Toronto West, North

Wellington, and Vaughan).

Activities include interactive

performances by Duffle

Bag Theatre, French Food

Days, Franco Fun Day, skate

parties, film festivals, craft

night in French, cooking

classes in French.

This year, all of the larger scale bookings of Francophone artists

in school settings were cancelled due to the teacher labour

dispute. All extra-curricular support from educational staff was

curtailed. The overall youth participation numbers are lower

than last year, although many smaller, local activities took place.

8 French game nights were Peer Reading, Homework Help Programs:

delivered by our Bowmanville, Peer Reading Programs support French literacy and

Haliburton, Vaughan and were offered by the Brantford Chapter (5-week program),

8 French game nights were 14 socio-cultural activities

North Wellington Chapters. Toronto West Chapter (8-week program) and the Brampton

delivered by our Bowmanville,

Haliburton, Vaugh nand ters (Brampton, Haliburton,

were organized by CPF Chap-

We delivered two French

East Chapter. Parents expressed positive feedback on the

Canadian film screenings on homework help provided and the mentor relationship

National

North

Canadian

Wellington

Film

chapters.

Day between

Hanover,

the elementary

Hamilton,

and secondary

Toronto

(volunteer) students.

on

We

April

delivered

19, 2019.

two French

Midtown West, Toronto

Canadian film screenings on There was West, participation North Wellington, from four and CPF Chapters in Toronto,

“I was National very impressed Canadian with Film Day Richmond Vaughan). Hill, and Activities Vaughan, along include with our Associate

the on level April of engagement 19, 2019. and Member interactive Organization performances schools in Toronto by (TDSB and TCDSB),

expertise the French Teacher Mississauga, Duffle Caledon Bag Theatre, (PDSB), French Unionville and Vaughan

Candidates were able to provide”

(YRDSB Food and YCDSB) Days, Franco and Ajax-Pickering Fun Day, (DDSB). This year,

CPF parent at a Peer Reading and

Homework Help Program.

with the skate added parties, support film of volunteer festivals, teacher candidates (TC)

from York craft University night in and French, secondary cooking school students, many

smaller classes groups in of children French. were supported on an hourly basis.

Parents were appreciative of the level of engagement and

expertise the French teacher candidates were able to provide.

Our Fort Frances Chapter and North Wellington Chapter

also ran story time sessions.

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SORTIES

ÉDUCATIVES

ARTS ET

CULTURE

Camps

PROGRAMMES ET

ÉCHANGES

CENTRES

FRANCOPHONES

POSTSECONDAIRE CONFÉRENCIERS APPUI AUX

PARENTS

CONCOURS ET

ÉVÉNEMENTS

Nous remercions le gouvernement de l’Ontario et le gouvernement du Canada

par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien pour son soutien financier.

YOUTH

Socio-cultural activities (continued)

Summer Exchange: CPF Simcoe County North Chapter

coordinated a Québec summer exchange (June-July

2019) through Experiences Canada — a 22-day immersion

experience!

FrenchStreet.ca

Expansion Project

The Ontario Branch seized the

DÉCOUVREZ

Summer Camps:

opportunity to leverage the success

LES ARTS EN

CPF Ontario has a contractual sponsorship agreement

of the FrenchStreet.ca project by

FRANÇAIS

with Camp Tournesol (CT) which delivered 14 quality

expanding the website’s searchable

French camps in the Greater Toronto Area and one

database of French experiential

L’apprentissage par l’expérience est

inoubliable. Ces ressources motiveront

overnight camp in Bracebridge.

opportunities to all jurisdictions

et inspireront les élèves au travers d’un

environnement d’apprentissage enrichi.

Découvrez les arts et la culture en français.

in the country. This initative was

8 French game nights were 14

Le curriculum actuel

socio-cultural

s’animera d’une toute

Canadian Parents for French Chapters (Brantford,

activities

nouvelle façon.

made possible with funding from the

Visitez FrenchStreet.ca

Kincardine, Toronto, Lindsay, Haliburton, delivered Guelph, by our and Bowmanville,

Haliburton, camps led by Vaugh nand ters (Brampton, Haliburton,

were organized by CPF Chap-

®

pour emprunter la voie

FrenchStreet.ca

d’expériences uniques en français.

Department of Canadian Heritage and

Palmerston) administered seven summer excellent collaboration from the entire

Chapter volunteers and sponsored North four more Wellington led by an chapters. Hanover, Hamilton, Toronto

CPF Network and stakeholder partners.

independent camp director. We delivered two French

Midtown West, Toronto

Canadian film screenings on West, North

“Fantastic staff. Great activities. My National daughter Canadian came home Film every Day night speaking Wellington,

with new

French vocabulary.” — CPF parenton April 19, 2019.

and Vaughan).

Activities

include

Summer Camp

“My child’s French has improved and she said she had a wonderful time.” — CPF parent

“Overall experience was great. French was spoken 90% of the time.” — CPF parent

Testimonials

interactive

“Camp is a great place to hang out with friends, learn new fun activities and practice

our French.” — CPF camper

performances

by Duffle Bag

“The experience allowed me to practice my French outside of the classroom. It allowed me to

gather some experience in the education/leadership field.” — William Middelkamp, Theatre, age French 17, camp volunteer

“My fluency in both of Canada’s official languages offered me this opportunity as an adult. I want to share my love of language

with other children so they can have these experiences.” — CPF camp counsellor

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YOUTH By the Numbers

Numbers and statistics related to youth

LITERACY EVENTS SOCIO-CULTURAL EVENTS YOUTH CAMPS LITERACY ACTIVITIES YOUTH INCENTIVES

Concours

d’art oratoire

10,000

estimated school and

district participants at

25

Regional

Concours Events

334

Participants

at Provincial

Concours

from 24 school boards

and 12 independent

schools

25

Socio-cultural

Youth Events

Young People

Reached

Survey results: 7% increase

in overall participation at the

provincial event from 2018 to

2019. (The Impromptu Division

had an impressive growth of

60% over the previous year).

71% indicated the event met or

surpassed expectations and

they would encourage their

child to participate again.

26

Camps offered/

supported

13% increase in the

number of camps

847 2,890

Campers

9.5% decrease in the

number of campers

Survey results:

27% response rate

100% satisfaction

15

Literacy

Activities

(Reading/Homework

Help/Tutoring)

613

Young People

Reached

754

Additional TC

volunteer hours

All scholarships

offered by

York University

Glendon Campus

and the

University of Ottawa

to the winners of both

the Concours d’art

oratoire Traditional

and Impromptu

Division have been

maintained.

16

Scholarships

awarded

$64,000

Value

of

scholarships

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PARENTS,

MEMBERS &

VOLUNTEERS

CPF Ontario Family Conference

The family conference was held at the Blue Mountain Resort in

Collingwood on October 5, 2019. A new format for the entire family

allows parents to attend workshops while their children are engaged in

French programming. This year, the kids were treated to programming

by the Studio Uno staff. Their parents joined them for a round of trivia

with the CPF version of “French Family Feud”.

Parent workshops delivered at the family conference:

Survey data from

the family conference:

• 86% of parents said the workshops helped

equip them to support their child or

Chapter.

• 100% rated the conference workshop as

“relevant” or “ideal”

• 100% rated the conference “very good” to

“excellent”

★ Learn Fun French Phrases to Impress Your Kids

★ IDÉLLO – A Digital Learning Platform in French

(K to Gr. 3 & Gr. 4 and up)

★ How to Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs

★ Discover French Enrichment Opportunities for Your Child

★ The State of FSL in Ontario – FSL 4 All

★ Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Brain While

They’re Learning French

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PARENTS,

MEMBERS &

VOLUNTEERS

Chapter Highlights

ONTARIO

Canadian Parents

for French

is proud to support

27 CHAPTERS

throughout

Ontario!

In addition to the Chapter “youth” activities highlighted earlier, our

25 CPF Chapters in Ontario supported parents at-large and

CPF members in their communities. Here are some highlights:

PARENT WORKSHOPS:

Chapter volunteers coordinated parent workshops, “Helping Your Child Succeed in French”,

in North Wellington and Toronto Midtown West, and invited the IDÉLLO representative to

present new French resources and apps for children of all ages.

• Increased awareness of the IDÉLLO online platform and resources

• Developed parent confidence in their ability to support their child, even though they

cannot speak French themselves

• Increased awareness of CPF youth and member activities

• Recruited parents to volunteer with their Chapters

Chapter volunteers from CPF North Wellington, Toronto Midtown West and Hanover

engaged with 190 parents at their respective school community year-end BBQ/picnics.

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH COURSES (FOR MEMBERS)

Only one Chapter offered the

Conversational French Course this year.

The labour dispute and strike actions

in many school boards limited the

availability of French teachers for extracurricular

activities.

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PARENTS, MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS

SUPPORT TO CHAPTERS:

This year our Chapter Development

Officer supported the Ontario

Chapters by telephone, electronic

communiqués and 14 visits to help

them plan and coordinate activities.

Office staff provided guidance

on new policies, protocols and

procedures and led a “Tips and

Tools for Your Chapter” workshop

held in conjunction with our Family

Conference and AGM.

The Branch supported our Chapters by securing

a commitment from 18 teacher candidates to do

their community placement with CPF Ontario.

They volunteered a minimum of 3 hours each

per week from September 2019 to April 2020,

much of that time was dedicated to helping our

Chapters serve over 450 kids. The number of

teacher candidate volunteers was down from

the previous year as a result of the ongoing

labour dispute and strike action at various

school boards across the province. Also, several

events scheduled to take place in March 2020

were canceled with the onset of the coronavirus

pandemic.

Chapter Support

OUTREACH TO CHAPTERS:

• April 3 – Caledon parent workshop & meeting

• April 9 – Attended parent meeting at Carleton Village P.S. (TDSB),

shared resources

• April 30 – CPF materials provided at École John McCrae in Guelph

• May 9 – Shared brochures and information with families at

Islington P.S. (200 families)

• May 10 – Toronto East Chapter launch meeting

• May 17– Met with teachers at Oakwood Collegiate (TDSB) regarding

cultural enrichment opportunities for students

• May 23 – Niagara Stakeholders (FSL consultants)

• May 30 – Brantford Chapter AGM (met with the new executive

committee)

• July – Visited camps in Guelph & Lindsay and shared resources

with 30 families

• August – Visited camp in Kincardine, met with Chapter executives

for succession planning and shared resources with 20 families

• August – Met with Alliance Française Toronto regarding partnering

with Toronto Chapters to support FSL students

• When? Met with Toronto Midtown West Chapter regarding possible

Québec trip/homestays

• October 3 – Met with Simcoe County Chapter representative and

vice principal, Alliston Union P.S.

• October 8 – Met with Brampton Chapter and volunteers regarding

Homework Help Program and shared resources

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PARENTS,

MEMBERS &

VOLUNTEERS

CPF Ontario appreciates

its volunteers!

CPF Ontario recognized its Chapter leaders and other volunteers by shining a light

on their work and accomplishments at the CPF Ontario Awards Luncheon held on

October 5, 2019 in Blue Mountain.

The 2019-2020 Mlacak Award was bestowed on Mary Cruden in

recognition of her outstanding volunteer contribution to the CPF

organization, as President of the Branch for four years and as the

Chair of the Advocacy Committee.

In her inspirational acceptance speech, Mary spoke of her calling to

serve in support of official language bilingualism. She reminded all

the members present of her first time participating at a CPF event

organized by the local Toronto Chapter and how she became aware

of the amazing work being done by our organization.

She hopes that volunteers will continue the fight to eliminate all

barriers to access quality FSL education.

Many Chapter leaders organize a

volunteer appreciation celebration

at the end of each fiscal year.

Unfortunately, the Chapters had to

postpone a number of them as social

distancing became necessary at the

end of March 2020. We have high

hopes for next year’s celebrations!

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PARENTS, MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS By the Numbers

Numbers and statistics related to parents, members & volunteers

PARENT / FAMILY EVENTS / ADULT FRENCH LESSONS

8

EVENTS,

ACTIVITIES

586

VOLUNTEERS

2,358

PARENTS/ADULT

PARTICIPANTS REACHED

MEMBER / VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

7,175

VOLUNTEER HOURS

Ajax-

Pickering

Bowmanville

27 ONTARIO CHAPTERS:

Bluewater–

Hanover

Brampton

East

Bluewater–

Kincardine

Brantford

Bluewater–

Meaford

Fort

Frances

Bluewater–

Saugeen

Shores

Halton

Catholic

MARCH 2020 MEMBERSHIP – CPF ONTARIO

603

INDIVIDUAL

MEMBERS

3,116

FAMILY

MEMBERS

1

AWARDS

LUNCHEON

14

1

VOLUNTEER

AWARD

VISITS TO CHAPTERS/

OUTREACH

2,040

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

ORGANIZATIONS

5,759 145

TOTAL

MEMBERS

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

CHAPTER SUPPORT

27

VOLUNTEERS

RECOGNIZED

ACTIVE

CHAPTERS

NEW INDIVIDUAL OR

FAMILY MEMBERS

586

Hamilton-

Wentworth

Renfrew

County

Toronto

Catholic

West

Vaughan

Huron-

Goderich

Richmond

Hill

Toronto

East

North

Wellington

Simcoe

County

Toronto

Midtown

West

Ottawa

Simcoe

County

North

Toronto

West

Our amazing Chapter

leaders engage youth

and parents in their

communities!

Peterborough

Thunder

Bay

Trillium

Lakelands

Haliburton

Windsor

Essex

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DECISION MAKERS

Outreach at Parent Conferences

CPF operates exhibitor booths at parent and school

community events to share and disseminate

information about CPF, our mandate and how to

support French learners on their journey toward

bilingualism.

h Toronto Catholic District School Board (DSB)

French Resource Fair and Parent Conference –

Oct. 19, 2019

h Peel DSB Parent Involvement Conference –

Nov. 4, 2019

h Toronto DSB Parent Involvement Committee

Conference – Nov. 16, 2019

h Literacy Day Event - Jan. 26, 2020 at Vaughan

Public Library

h Ontario Library Association Conference –

Jan. 29, 2020

h CPF Ontario had an exhibitor booth at the Salon

du livre de Toronto, December 4-6, 2019 with an

estimated audience of 7,000.

Note: Two of the PIC conferences were cancelled due

to the coronavirus pandemic protocols.

h French Immersion Information Nights:

CPF volunteer leaders spoke with parents at

5 events (Toronto Catholic West, Toronto Midtown

West, Huron Goderich, 2 in North Wellington).

Meeting the Policy Makers

Meeting with Minister of Francophone

Affairs, Hon. Caroline Mulroney on

December 19, 2019.

We presented and submitted a brief on the State of

FSL Education in Ontario, the CPF mandate, and

successful initiatives in support of official language

bilingualism. Minister Mulroney expressed a willingness

to support the FSL teacher supply and demand issue

in collaboration with the Minister of Education. She

confirmed that she would discuss with the Minister

of Education our request to have the FSL Provincial

Working Group reinstated as the forum for collaboration

and consultation with key organizational stakeholders.

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DECISION-MAKERS

Meeting the Policy Makers

Meeting with new Commissioner of French

Language Service Kelly Burke to present the CPF

mandate, recent successes, and opportunities for

collaboration.

Commissioner Burke expressed her commitment to FSL

education, especially French Immersion as a pathway to

bilingualism. She emphasized a new opportunity to support

FSL education and address formal complaints via the

Ombudsman’s office.

Meeting with Assistant Deputy Minister Jeff Butler

on February 13, 2020.

The agenda covered the CPF mandate, the state of FSL

education in Ontario, FSL teacher recruitment and retention,

FSL OLEP (Official Languages in Education Program) funding,

the need to reinstate the FSL Working Group of stakeholders,

and the opportunities for collaboration and enrichment.

Meeting with the Minister of Education, Stephen

Lecce, on March 24, 2020, was canceled due to the

onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alternatively, MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister

of Education, Sam Oosterhoff, requested a consultation with

CPF Ontario to gather feedback on the Ministry’s web page:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home.

FSL Advisory Committees and

French Program Reviews

Several FSL Advisory Committees (FSLACs) have

not been activated in this calendar school year.

Sixteen CPF representatives sit on 9 district school

board (DSB) FSL advisory committees: Toronto DSB,

Peel DSB, Upper Grand DSB, Bluewater DSB, Trillium

Lakelands DSB, Windsor-Essex DSB, Hamilton-

Wentworth DSB, Grand Erie DSB, Halton DSB.

DELEGATIONS TO SCHOOL BOARDS:

h June 2019: Helped CPF Toronto members with

delegations and attendance at TDSB meetings on the

transportation issue.

h November 2019: The Halton Catholic Chapter

delegation to the HCDSB Trustees.

h TDSB FSL Program Review: CPF representatives

on the TDSB FSLAC diligently presented a case

for reinstatement of transportation to French

Immersion/Extended students. Three CPF parent

delegations were made to the Board of Trustees

throughout the review process.

h January 2020: CPF Ontario’s Advocacy Committee

delegated to the PDSB to rescind the elimination of

600 grade 1 French Immersion spots in September

2020.

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DECISION MAKERS By the Numbers

CPF

PUBLIC DISPLAYS / PARENT INFO SESSIONS

11

INFO BOOTHS/

OPEN HOUSES

8,590

PARENTS

REACHED

ADVOCACY TRAINING FOR STAFF

1

TRAINING WORKSHOP

on the State of FSL Education in Ontario

offered and delivered by the Chair of the Branch Advocacy Committee in an

effort to prepare members and Chapter leaders for an advocacy role on their

school district FSL advisory committees.

MEETINGS WITH STAKEHOLDERS, ADVOCACY EVENTS

8

1

MEETINGS,

ACTIVITIES

EDUCATOR

AWARD

13

1

EXISTING

PARTNERS

16

BRIEFS, DELEGATIONS,

CONSULTATIONS

TEACHERS’ / EDUCATORS’ EVENTS, MEETINGS, AWARDS

PARTNERS

EDUCATION STAKEHOLDER EVENT

CPF Ontario had an exhibitors booth and presented

a workshop at the 2019 Ontario Modern Language

Teachers’ Association Spring Conference.

3

NEW

9

JOINT

PARTNERS INITIATIVES

MEDIA RELEASES AND MENTIONS

8 3

MEDIA RELEASES

MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Educator

Award

2019

The CPF Ontario McGillivray Award

was bestowed on Hilary McGillivray

for her outstanding contribution as

an FSL educator with the Bruce Grey

Catholic District School Board.

In her acceptance speech,

Ms. McGillivray spoke of her passion

for the French language and the

joy in seeing her students thrive in

an academic setting that promotes

interactive dialogue in French.

Awarded to:

Hilary McGillivray

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ORGANIZATION

On October 5, 2019 at the

Annual General Meeting,

members elected a new slate

of directors and accepted

the audited financial

statements for the fiscal

year 2018-2019 as presented

by the firm of Gilmore &

Company.

The CPF Ontario Board of

Directors has diligently

carried out its roles and

responsibilities throughout

the year and the organization

successfully completed all

contractual obligations and

scheduled programming.

CPF ONTARIO

Board of Directors

2019-20

President................ Denise Massie

Vice-President...... My Dang

Treasurer................ Wadeed Irfan

Directors................. Jayne Evans

Myron Karpiuk

Christine Rees

(as of October 5, 2019)

Branch

Committees

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Chair: Denise Massie

BYLAWS (AND POLICIES)

COMMITTEE

Chair: Jayne Evans

AWARD COMMITTEE

Chair: My Dang

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

Chair: Mary Cruden

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ORGANIZATION By the Numbers

BOARD SUCCESSION, GOVERNANCE,

LEADERSHIP & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

3

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

(STAFF & BRANCH BOARD)

4

COMMITTEES

4

BRANCH BOARD &

47

VOTING MEMBERS ATTENDED

SPECIAL MEETINGS THE BRANCH AGM

PARTICIPATION IN NETWORK, NATIONAL EVENTS

• President and ED participated in the National FSL Awareness Breakfast held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

• The Ontario Branch governance and operational leaders collaborated with colleagues across the entire Canadian Parents

for French Network on the Council of Presidents, the Council of Executive Directors, the Chapter Development Officers’

Committee, as well as three National committees.

• The President, Vice-President and the Executive Director of the Ontario Branch attended the CPF National Networking Meeting

in October 2019 and participated in the training sessions. The Ontario Branch project manager presented the national rollout of

the FrenchStreet.ca website.

• The President is a member of the National CPF Magazine Editorial Board Committee. The Executive Director was a member of

the Research Working Group working on linguistic security and the National 2020-2025 Strategic Planning Committee.

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CPF BOARD

MEMBERS at the 2019 Joint CPF National and CPF Ontario Meeting with community stakeholders and partners

2

held in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Attendees participated in a training session on risk management.

STAFF

MEMBERS

2 face-to-face Council of Executive Directors’ meetings and 6 CoED virtual meetings were attended by the Executive Director.

2 face-to-face Council of Presidents meetings and 4 CoP virtual meetings were attended by the Branch President.

The Branch Chapter Development Officer attended 1 face-to-face Chapter Development Officers meeting and 1 virtual meeting.

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BY THE NUMBERS

WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA

Communication &

Social Media Engagement

Website

Apr 1, 2018 –

Mar 31, 2019

Apr 1, 2019

Mar 31, 2020

on.cpf.ca

Users 35,367 40,334 14% increase of same reporting period over last year

New Users 4,047 5,017 24% increase of same reporting period over last year

Sessions 46,247 49,429 7% increase of same reporting period over last year

Page Views 89,702 91,652 2% increase of same reporting period over last year

Average Session

duration (minutes)

Twitter

2:10 mins 1:47 mins 30% decrease of same reporting period over last year

Apr 1, 2018 –

Mar 31, 2019

Apr 1, 2019

Mar 31, 2020

@CPFOntario

Followers 1,734 1,994 15% increase of same reporting period over last year

Profile Visits 4,889 6,221 27% increase of same reporting period over last year

Mentions 297 353 19% increase of same reporting period over last year

Tweets 225 1,934 8.6 X same reporting period over last year

Number of Impressions

(likes & retweets)

Facebook

ENGAGEMENT

201,600 119,190 45% decrease of same reporting period over last year

Apr 1, 2018 –

Mar 31, 2019

Apr 1, 2019

Mar 31, 2020

/CPFOntario

a. Likes 1,900 2,089 8% increase of same reporting period over last year

b. Comments 212 365 72% increase of same reporting period over last year

c. Shares 903 686 24% increase of same reporting period over last year

Page Followers 1,933 2,228 18% increase of same reporting period over last year

#CPFOntario

COMMUNICATIONS

4

8

1

E-BULLETINS TO MEMBERS IN

ONTARIO (DISTRIBUTION 9,664)

PRESS RELEASES

ISSUED

SHARED BLOG

(CAMP TOURNESOL)

MEDIA INTERVIEWS

• Branch board member, My Dang, participated

on a panel discussion on TVO’s The Agenda on

September 18, 2019.

• ED had two interviews with Globe and Mail reporter

Caroline Alphonso on the TDSB and other school

board FSL reviews (January 7, 2020) and FSL

teacher supply and demand initiatives (February 7,

2020).

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BY THE NUMBERS

2019-2020 FINANCIALS

Revenue

SPENDING BY PILLAR

PCH Core Program Support 365,400

Project or Other Support:

MOE Projects ($73,062) - Y

PCH FrenchStreet.ca Project (72,000) – DM 145,062

Membership Fees 51,288

Donations 1,441

Other Revenue (product sales, rent, contracts) 40,408

33%

11%

42%

Youth

$249,079

Parents, Members &

Volunteers $87,240

Decision Makers

$65,553

Total 603,599

14%

Organization

$196,160

Expenses

Salaries 245,899

Honoraria 34,626

Travel & Accommodation 71,955

Publicity 53,201

Operational Costs 45,841

Other (Projects) 146,510

Total 598,032

Statement of Operations

Revenue 346,682

Investments 341,946

Excess or deficiency of revenue

over expenses for the year

4,736

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Thank you ~ Merci

Partners Boost our Productivity:

The success of the Provincial Concours d’art oratoire

is dependent on two long-standing partners. We are

extremely grateful to York University Glendon Campus

for providing the venue and the Ontario Modern

Language Teachers’ Association for recruiting and

training competent judges.

The win-win partnership between CPF Ontario and

Camp Tournesol saw more kids enjoying their summer

in French this year, while their parents benefited from

CPF events, including our provincial conference.

Two Francophone partner organizations, L’Assemblée de

la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) and the Fédération

des communautés francophones et acadienne du

Canada (FCFA) joined the FrenchStreet.ca Expansion

Project Advisory Committee. Along with their excellent

counsel, they provided promotional opportunities that

strengthened the project outcomes.

A special “Thank you” to our partners:

Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association

• York University and York University Glendon Campus

• University of Ottawa

• Groupe Média TFO

• IDÉLLO

• L’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario

• Alliance Française Toronto – New

• L’Express Youth Magazine – New

• Camp Tournesol

• Les Petites Pommes – New

• Fédération des communautés francophones et

acadienne du Canada – New

• Toronto District School Board

• Trilllium Lakelands District School Board

Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) thanks the Government of Canada

and the Government of Ontario for their continued financial support.

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Executive Director’s

Reflections on our

2015-2020 Strategic Plan

What we accomplished

The Ontario Branch moved our strategic plan forward by

implementing initiatives over the last five years that satisfied

the goals identified for each pillar. The modernization of the

Concours d’art oratoire and the development and expansion of

FrenchStreet.ca have ensured that our deliverables align with

current FSL education thinking and better serve young French

language learners.

Chapter leaders are more knowledgeable about FSL education

advocacy issues and are actively supporting programming for

kids and parents in their communities. We laid the foundation

upon which to build a CPF presence and begin serving FSL kids

in Northern Ontario.

Our focus on outreach to Francophone community partners

such as Groupe Média TFO, the Assemblée de la francophonie

de l’Ontario (AFO) and Alliance Française Toronto, as well as

supportive stakeholder organizations, has helped to create more

resources for FSL students and has shaped a broader movement

around official language bilingualism in the province.

We took care to contribute to organizational changes that

improved our ability to capture the overall impact of our work.

Betty Gormley

Executive Director

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Looking Forward

The Board of Directors and Executive Director contributed

to the development of the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Here is a sample of the priorities identified.

YOUTH

ORGANIZATION

YOUTH

PARENTS. MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS

DECISION MAKERS

ORGANIZATION

Increase youth participation in French language activities and

community spaces. We will focus on driving experiential activities in

Northern Ontario with the support of new partners in the region.

PARENTS, MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS

Create and support a strong pool of informed official language

champions and deepen their allegiance to our cause. We will

create additional training opportunities for volunteers to

help them excel in their support of the CPF mandate in their

communities…and we will recognize their accomplishments!

DECISION MAKERS

Inform and influencing decision makers on effective FSL

programs and help drive the FSL teacher supply upward. Canadian

Parents for French (Ontario) is looking forward to introducing our

members, and the public at large, to a new web-based portal on

Becoming an FSL Teacher in Ontario. We are also planning an FSL

awareness event at Queen’s Park to encourage MPPs to join us as

champions of linguistic duality and official language bilingualism.

ORGANIZATION

Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) will update and implement

standardized policies and procedures to enhance efficiencies, boost

network collaboration and capture the full impact of our initiatives.

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Canadian Parents for French across Canada

The Canadian Parents for French Network collaborates

by working together, demonstrating strong leadership

and true impact across the country.

ONTARIO

CPF ONTARIO STAFF

Executive Director.......................... Betty Gormley

Operations Manager....................... Tanzila Mian

Chapter Development Officer..... Rosemary Sutherland

Project Coordinator and

Communications ............................ Alayna Camero

Project Manager............................... Eillen Sellam

Canadian Parents for French

Ontario

103-2055 Dundas St. East

Mississauga, ON L4X 1M2

Phone: 905 366 1012

Toll-free: 1 800 667 0594

Email: info@on.cpf.ca

on.cpf.ca

CONNECT WITH US!

@CPFontario

@CPFontario

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