CPF – BC & Yukon’s Annual Membership Drive runs September 1st to October 31st, 2012!
Renew your membership! Ask others to join! And do it before October 31st because during our membership drive you can win wonderful prizes! Remember 80% of your membership fees comes right back to your local Chapter. That means more fun events in schools, more resources for parents, teachers and students, and more extra-curricular activities in French for our kids!
Check out some of the great prizes we have lined up for you (as of July, 2012):
Stay tuned for more! (Additional prizes will be added here as they are announced) Winners will be determined by draw.There has never been a better time to take out or renew your membership. Click here to join or renew online now (Note: You will redirected to CPF National) or download/print the forms for both Associate Member (AMO) or Individual/Family Memberships. Winners will be announced in December 2012 so don’t delay the membership drive ends on October 31st!
Thanks for all your hard work! The Membership Drive Prize Winners Are...
Click here to see the full list of membership drive prize winners!
Thinking about joining CPF?
Information for non-members:
Why should you and your family join?
In addition to receiving provincial and national newsletters keeping you informed about French second language issues, you will receive discounts with reputable providers of French language products and services, and access to member-only events such as summer camps. But really, you should join because you care about your child’s education. Your membership gives CPF a stronger voice to advocate for access to quality FSL education with ministers and administrators at the national and provincial/territorial levels and with school boards in your community. Join for only $25/year or $60/3 years. Be sure to include your spouse/partner on your application form! Each family is entitled to two votes!
Why should your school, district or organization join as an associate member?
It is mandatory that schools and districts be members in order to send district winners of the Provincial Concours d’art oratoire. Associate members receive up to 10 copies of provincial and national newsletters and mailings to keep school staff and volunteers up-to-date on French Second Language education in BC, Yukon and across Canada, a $250 value. Associate members will be able to attend CPF conferences at member rates and will have access to the latest research in the members-only section of the CPF national website. Most importantly, though, membership demonstrates that schools, districts and organizations endorse the goals and activities of CPF.
Chapter Executives - Everything you need to promote the Membership Drive is right here!
This is the one time of year that we ask our chapters to get out there and drum up memberships for Canadian Parents for French. Remember, your members are your best source of revenue for activities in your community. It’s also the best way to involve volunteers in all the activities you wish to organize for the year.
With that in mind, WHY should you run a strong membership drive? Because…
Every year, we offer a range of prizes and incentives to chapters and members. We have template letters, membership forms and other documents available online to help you prepare for the membership drive. Better still, we have a great set of tips on tried and trued strategies for recruiting new members.
Most CPF chapters and school representatives set up information tables at schools during the “Meet the Teachers” event or for a week at the end of the first month of school. That is when they have an opportunity to answer questions, sign up volunteers and sell memberships.
At the close of the Membership Drive, all membership forms and cheques must be sent promptly to our National office in to ensure they arrive before November 14. Winners will be announced in December.
Documents for Chapters use (download/print) during the Membership Drive: