Monday, June 03, 2013

CPF-MB's new website

Canadian Parents for French -Manitoba has a new website! At the beginning of April 2013, Canadian Parents for French National rolled out new websites for each branch office in order to better help brand the organization nationally.

While will continue to be maintained for the next little while, we encourage you to take a look at our new website for all the latest news and happenings at CPF-MB:

Happy surfing!

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

30th annual Concours d'art oratoire - Provincial Finals

Concours d'art oratoire logo

2013 marked Canadian Parents for French – Manitoba’s 30th annual Concours d’art oratoire provincial finals competition. Concours d’art oratoire is a French public speaking competition open to students in Grades 3 to 12 and includes the categories of Early Immersion, Late Immersion, Core French, Core Extended French, Français and Impromptu.

An estimated 8,000 students participated at the classroom, school, and school division levels of competition during the last few months. Over 120 provincial finalists from Grades 3 -12 competed for 17monetary prizes in 25 categories on Saturday.

Other prizes included $1,000 scholarships to USB for students placing 1st in the Grade 11/12 categories, $200 and a plaque from Société franco-manitobaine (SFM) to the winner of the Grade 11/12 Impromptu category, and a $25 Keener membership from Conseil jeunesse provincial (CJP) to the 1st place winners in all Grade 9-12 categories. The winners of the Grade 11/12 categories will represent Manitoba at the CPF National Finals in Ottawa on May 25, 2013.

"French second language education in our province continues to excel and increase in popularity. For example, and of note, is that enrolment in French Immersion is now the highest in the history of the program," said Catherine Davies, Executive Director of Canadian Parents for French - Manitoba.

"This is the 30th year of Concours d’art oratoire in Manitoba, and the 8,000 Manitoban participants demonstrate that students continue to embrace this opportunity to showcase their public speaking skills en français,” concluded Catherine Davies.

Morning and afternoon awards ceremonies were attended by federal and provincial government elected officials, as well as representatives from partner organizations including the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, USB, SFM, AMDI (Association manitobaine des directrices et directeurs d’immersion française), and EFM (Éducatrices et éducateurs francophones du Manitoba).


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence

Do you know an outstanding teacher? You can nominate them for the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence! Deadline for nominations has been extended to April 19, 2013. For more information, please visit

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Alliance Française adds new program to their line up


Our friends at Alliance Française just recently created their new program French for Teens! If you’re in Grades 7-12 and are looking to continue the conversation in French après l’école, this might be exactly what you’re looking for. New sessions start Oct 4, 2012. For more information, you can visit the Alliance Française website at, call them at 204-477-1515 or even send them an email at

Alliance Française French for Teens Poster

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