From kindergarten to postgraduate studies, CPF has tools and activities for youth and students in Canada currently studying French as a second language.
Le Saviez-vous is designed for high school students, and is intended to spark their interest in expanding their French-second-language experiences beyond the classroom. Available from the CPF-SK office, and distributed to all high schools in the province.
Each year, CPF-SK offers two bursaries of $500, awarded to University of Regina students registered in 15 credit hours in the first year of the Baccalauréat en éducation française or in the Certificate in French as a second-language program, on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities in French, and financial need. Applications are available at the Cité universitaire francophone (formerly Institut Français).
CPF partners, collaborators and sponsors
Le Myosotis – CPF members qualify for a 15% discount!
University of Ottawa’s – French resources on campus
Camp Voyageur is a summer residential camp entirely in French so youth can have fun and meet friends in French, in Saskatchewan. www.fransaskois.sk.ca
Ekocamp helps prepare youth to play a positive role in the world while learning a new language. These camps encourage children from all over the world to work and play together in harmony and security. ekocamp.com
Canoe Island French Camp, located in Washington’s San Juan Islands, is a unique residential camp for students, ages 9-17, who have an interest in improving their French speaking ability and learning about French culture and history through an enjoyable and active camp experience. French language is taught through activities that include sailing, kayaking, French cuisine, theater, art, fencing, sports, and music. www.canoeisland.org
Camp jeunes entrepreneurs is a week-long residential summer camp entirely in French organized by the Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan to help youth develop their inner entrepreneurship skills. Team up and design your own company, from start to profit in a week.
Exchanges and Employment
Exchanges Canada is an excellent resource for youth exchanges in Canada and around the world. exchanges.gc.ca
Explore is a five-week intensive language-learning course. Students do not need to speak French to apply. Participants in Explore receive a $2,200 bursary covering tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, sport and cultural activities, meals, and accommodations. Students can also receive university credit for this five-week immersion program. Students may now apply for the program after having completed at least grade eleven or one year of studies at the postsecondary level. Explore Flyer (PDF)
Odyssey is a full-time language assistant program. Participants travel to Quebec or New Brunswick where they lead English-language activities in an elementary, secondary, or postsecondary classroom to assist the teacher. Participants are paid $20 an hour, working 25 hours per week over nine months. Students are eligible for the program after completing at least one year of postsecondary studies.Odyssey Flyer (PDF)
The Saskatchewan-Quebec Student Exchange Program is a six-month reciprocal exchange for students in grade ten and eleven to improve their knowledge of French and Quebecois culture. Applications are made when students are in grade nine or ten, and the exchange takes place the following year, in grade ten or eleven. Participants from Saskatchewan are first paired with participants from Quebec. From September to December, Saskatchewan families will host their Quebec partner in their homes and schools. From February to April, Saskatchewan students will be hosted in Quebec by their exchange partners and their families. Participants are asked to pay a $300 fee to cover partial cost of airfare. SK-QC brochure
Experiences Canada, formerly known as The Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC), offers a variety of educational programs for groups: cultural and bilingual exchanges through SEVEC Youth Exchanges Canada, a reciprocal homestay exchange program for groups of 10-30 youth aged 11-18, and cultural and educational group tours to selected destinations across Canada through Rendez-vous Canada Educational Programs.
The Summer Work Student Exchange Program offers 16 and 17 year old students in English-speaking communities the opportunity to trade homes with a student from a French-speaking community (within Canada) in the summer with a full-time summer job.
Young Canada Works is a Canadian Heritage program that offers summer work exchanges in another province for high school and post-secondary students. http://www.pch.gc.ca/ycw-jct/index-eng.cfm
House of Commons Page Program is a program for bilingual senior high school students with an overall average of 80% who are interested in Canadian politics. Students accepted into the program will spend part of their time studying at a university in the nation’s capital while having part-time duties in the House of Commons. More information is available here. Other employment opportunities on Parliament Hill can be found here.
Each year, the Senate of Canada offers a page program where 15 university students from across Canada are selected to participate. The Senate Pages are responsible for a wide variety of activities associated with the legislative process. Moreover, they are given a direct opportunity to further their knowledge of parliamentary affairs by exposure to the rich tradition of Canada’s Parliamentary system and the Senate of Canada. www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/programs/SenPages/SenPages-e.htm
The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) provides bursaries for summer language studies for students who have completed Grade 11. The courses are offered at the post- secondary level and are given by recognized educational institutions across Canada. www.cmec.ca/olp/
Learn French through Le Centre Linguistique du Collège de Jonquiere’s Bursary Student Program. The course consists of formal and informal language instruction in the context of Québec and French-Canadian culture. www.languages-jonquiere.ca
French Immersion School: Trois Pistoles provides an authentic French language learning experience while allowing participants to immerse themselves in the history and traditions of a unique region – Rimouski, Quebec. http://frenchimmersion.uwo.ca/index.html
Learn French through the Summer Language Bursary Program (SLBP) for five weeks this spring or summer and join the close to nine million Canadians and over 250 million people around the world who speak French! www.cmec.ca/olp
Would you like to study French in Québec? L’Université Laval has been offering courses in French as a foreign or second-language for over half a century at its campus in magnificent Québec City. www.elul.ulaval.ca
Institut Français at the University of Regina responds to the educational needs of Francophone and Francophile university students in Saskatchewan. It helps in the cultural, linguistic, and professional development of the Francophone community and offers courses, programs, and services at the university level, in French, at the University of Regina. http://institutfrancais.uregina.ca/
Le Cercle Français, University of Saskatchewan is a university group to give students, professors, and friends of the University of Saskatchewan the chance to use their French and learn more about the French environment in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. http://artsandscience.usask.ca/languages/languages/french/community.php
Baccalauréat en Education, University of Regina, offers a quality development for those who would like to teach in Francophone or French immersion schools and core French. http://lacite.uregina.ca/en/study-here/academics/undergraduate-programs/baccalaureat-en-education-francaise
Association jeunesse fransaskoise (AJF) is the Francophone youth association in Saskatchewan. With a series of fun French activities and programs surrounding culture, music, sports, and leadership planned every year, visit http://www.ajf.ca/ to see how you can be part of the action!
L’ADISQ is an organization whose goal is the collective promotion of Québecois pop music nationally and internationally. Since 1978, ADISQ has been working on survival and blooming, in Québec, of an independent musical production that is strong, original, and innovative. http://www.adisq.com/
French Easter Websites are a fun and festive way to practice French outside the classroom. http://members.shaw.ca/cpf99/annee2/culture/Lapin-de-pacques.html
Youth Heritage Fair Association Inc. (SYHF) was established in the spring of 2000. The organization is committed to the promotion of the Historica Fairs Program in Saskatchewan, which is a multi-media education initiative designed to increase awareness and interest in Canadian History. The program is aimed at students in Grades 4 to 9. https://heritagesask.ca/heritage-fairs/regional-fairs
The University of Calgary and the Réseau français at the University of Calgary are pleased to present an analytical index containing more than 2,000 French sites chosen for their valued information. It is aimed at the Francophone and Francophile public interested in teaching or learning the French-language, literature, and the Francophone culture. fis.ucalgary.ca/repsit/index.htm
Researchers at the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan are paving the way for the foundation of a regional sector of l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) in Saskatchewan. This new provincial sector of l’ACFAS aims to gather researchers and all that are passionate about science in the province to develop scientific changes in French in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan sector is made up of two chapters, Regina and Saskatoon. For more information, please visit www.acfas.ca, or you can call Frédéric Dupré at 306-337-2357, or in Saskatoon, Raoul Granger at 306-975-5758.
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