Discover more about the many partners of the CPF BC & YT Branch! N.B. some websites are available in French only.
Alliance Francaise is a non-profit organisation that offers French language courses, access to a multimedia library and organises cultural activities.
Allô Voilà Learning is a not-for-profit organization that unites dozens of French teachers from school boards across Toronto and Vancouver.
APPIPC (Association provinciale de professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone) is an organization of Francophone and French Immersion educators in BC.
ArtStarts in schools is a unique not-for-profit organization offering educators, artists, parents and students a broad range of programs, services and resources to promote arts and creativity among BC's young people.
Association Francophone de la Vallée de Comox promotes French and Franco-Canadian culture in the Comox Valley.
Association des écrivains francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (AEFCB) encourages the work of Francophone authors in western Canada, and develops and promotes Franco-Columbian literature.
BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) promotes and advances the teaching of modern languages throughout British Columbia.
BC Family French Camp allows children from French Immersion or Programme Cadre to bring their families along to camp. Families camp in their own tents or trailers, form a friendly neighbourhood, and are surrounded by the sounds of children playing and singing in French.
BC Language Coordinators Association represents French language programs in BC schools.
BC Ministry of Education is committed to providing a high quality education for K-12 students in British Columbia.
BC Ministry of Intergovernmental Relations works to ensure that British Columbia's relations with the federal government, other provincial governments and international governments advance our interests.
BC Principals & Vice Principals Association is an autonomous organization of more than 95% of the province's public school administrators.
BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) is a non-profit organization representing all 60 of British Columbia's boards of education.
BC School Superintendents Association (BCSSA) is an organization of school district leaders to foster the improvement of education for students in the K-12 public education system.
BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) is the union of professionals representing 41,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. All public school teachers belong to the BCTF and their local teachers' association.
BCCPAC (BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils) is a charitable non-profit organization that advocates for the best possible public education for all children in BC through the active involvement of parents. Our membership of over 1,000 includes parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils in BC.
Begbie Historical Society is a society made up of classroom social studies teachers from across Canada who would come together annually to prepare the a national Canadian History contest in both French and English.
Campus Saint-Jean is the Francophone element of the University of Alberta, it offers university degree programs in education, science, and the arts, with graduate programs in Education (MEd) and in Canadian Studies (MA).
Canadian Club of Vancouver promotes Canadian identity and fosters Canadian unity. It encourages knowledge of Canada’s own history, honours native talent in the arts, sciences, business and public affairs, and – as stated in the original founding objectives – ‘fosters patriotic sentiment.’
Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.
Capilano University offers academic studies and university transfer, career and vocational programs, and extension programs.
CBC / Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster.
Center for Leadership & Adventure in Nature (CLAN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the French language and culture through outdoor activities and serves French and Immersion students from around the province. Currently, you can browse their programs on the Conseil scolaire francophone's website, but please note that the content is entirely in French. For bilingual service, contact CLAN at 604-485-8412.
Chambre de commerce franco-colombienne (CCFC) promotes and encourages the economic development of the Francophone and Francophile community of British Columbia.
Collège Éducacentre is the only French language college in British Columbia. It has campuses in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Prince George, in addition to a virtual campus for online access.
Commissioner of Official Languages ensures recognition of the status of each of the official languages and compliance with the spirit and intent of this Act in the administration of the affairs of federal institutions, including any of their activities relating to the advancement of English and French in Canadian society.
Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CCAFCB / Francophone Artistic & Cultural Council BC) promote Francophone art and culture throughout British Columbia.
Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la C-B (CSF / French Education Authority of British Columbia) offers Francophone education and services in 39 schools – 21 of which are stand-alone – around the province.
Consulat General de France – Service Culturel aims to promote and develop educational and cultural exchanges between France and Canada.
Encounters With Canada is a one week leadership program held in Ottawa.
Escutech Educational Products Inc. is the company behind Verbathon.
Exchanges Canada is a Government of Canada initiative that helps Canadian youth connect with one another, experience the diversity of Canada’s communities, languages and cultures, and get involved in the future of the country.
Federation des Francophones de la C-B (FFCB) is the umbrella organization for the Francophone communities in British Columbia, which includes approximately 40 Francophone member associations.
Federation des parents francophones de C-B an organization of Francophone parents committed to providing French language, education and cultural activities for their children.
French for the Future is a not-for-profit organization that supports and motivates high school students on their path towards bilingualism.
French Trade Commission is a department of the French government.
Gouvernement du Québec is in charge of services and programs in the province of Quebec.
Government of Canada is a single point of access to all programs, services, departments, ministries and organizations of the Canadian government.
Industry Canada helps Canada’s businesses and consumers succeed by providing resources, programs and services.
Katimavik offers young Canadians an exciting experience that incorporates learning and volunteer involvement.
La maison de la Francophonie is Vancouver’s Francophone community centre.
Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver (Vancouver Francophone Cultural Centre) organizes shows in French and exhibitions of the work of Francophone and Francophile artists to cultivate an appreciation for the arts among Vancouverites.
Legislative Assembly of BC is one of two components of the Parliament of British Columbia.
L'Express du Pacifique is British Columbia’s French language newspaper.
OMNI British Columbia (Formerly Channel M) is a Vancouver based television station that is aimed at promoting the province's multicultural diversity.
Poetry in Voice is a national, bilingual poetry recitation contest for high school students in Canada. Poems recited can be in English, French, or both.
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (P.I.C.S.) Society is a non-profit society, charitable organization and United Way member agency that seeks to build a healthy and just society which values all cultures.
SEVEC is a national charity that offers exchanges, educational trips, and forums.
SFU - Surrey Campus offers programs and courses in applied sciences, arts and social sciences, business administration, communication, art, and technology, education, mathematics, and science, as well as credit and non-credit continuing education courses and programs.
SFU - Bureau des affaires francophones et francophiles (BAFF) develops, coordinates and promotes post-secondary programs and courses taught in French at Simon Fraser University in order to meet the post-secondary education needs of Francophone and Francophile communities in BC. They also organize cultural activities designed to promote the value of French both on and off campus.
SFU - Faculty of Education is a global education leader engaged in research and scholarly inquiry, committed to advancing knowledge, and dedicated to improving the practice of teaching and the learning experience.
SFU - Field Programs offers teachers two-year Graduate Diplomas in Advanced Professional Studies, developed in consultation with BC school districts.
Société de Developpement Economique de la C-B represents and supports the interests of the Francophone community’s economic sector in British Columbia.
Société Francophone de Victoria promotes, represents and defends the French language and culture in Victoria and its suburbs, bringing together the community and supporting institutions responsive to the needs and interests of the Francophones.
Société Maillardville is an organization regrouping eleven francophone associations. It operates in a community and cultural centre. Its role is to offer services and activities in French to the francophones and francophiles in the Maillardville / Coquitlam regions.
Source Newspaper is a Vancouver based French-English newspaper.
Traditional Learning Academy assists with home-schooling and supports parents as the primary educators of their children.
Theatre la seizième is British Columbia’s Francophone theatre company.
UBIFRANCE is the French agency for international business development and lies at the heart of France's public-sector export support framework.
University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus is a centre of learning and research, enhancing knowledge creation and innovation in the Okanagan.
University of British Columbia - Department of Language Education and Literacy specializes in research and teaching in Literacy Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, Modern Language Education and Teacher Librarianship.
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Education offers bachelors degree and diploma undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs and teacher recertification.
University of Ottawa is a university that provides the opportunity to study, live and play in English, French or both.
Francophone Associations in British Columbia
In addition these partners, there are also a number of francophone organizations in BC. Below is a compiled list of these associations (a few of which are also included in our list of partners). This list was last updated on June 10, 2010.
Association des francophones de Nanaimo
Association des francophones des Kootenays Ouest
Association des francophones et francophiles du Nord-Ouest
Association francophone de Campbell River
Association francophone de Kamloops
Association francophone de la Vallée de Comox
Association francophone de Surrey
Centre culturel français de l'Okanagan
Cercle des Canadiens-Français de Prince George
Club Bon Accueil de Powell River
Société francophone de Maillardville
Société francophone de Victoria
406-1111 Beach Ave, Vancouver, V6E 1T9
Remember, there is also the Federation des Francophones de la C-B (FFCB) the umbrella organization for the Francophone communities in British Columbia, which includes approximately 40 Francophone member associations. The FFCB also produces an annual directory of Francophone services which can be accessed electronically on their website.