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Youth Activities2020-10-05T14:25:22-04:00


  • Bilingual Career Exploration Day 2021 - Virtual Event!

    Our Bilingual Career Exploration Day will be held virtually this year in partnership with CPF PEI, CPF Ontario and CPF Alberta.  Our event will be expanded over February and March 2021.  Students and schools will have extended periods to access the keynotes, workshops, live interaction and exhibitors.   Information on the event will be posted soon.  To receive information on becoming an exhibitor, please contact Rebecca Lancaster, [email protected] An opportunity to promote work, volunteer and educational programs to high school students. A chance to inspire soon-to-be graduates and share personal experiences enhanced by bilingualism. The Bilingual Career Exploration Day (BCED) is one of Canadian Parents for French, Nova Scotia’s most successful events. Since this event started in 2006, CPF Nova Scotia has seen over 5,000 students participate. This event gives high school IB/French Immersion and French first language students (grade 10-12) the opportunity to explore career paths where French is an asset.  

    Le Salon d’exploration d’emplois bilingues de Canadian Parents for French- Nouvelle-Écosse 

    Notre Salong d'exploration d'emplois bilingues sera un événement virtuel cette année en partenariat avec CPF PEI, CPF Ontario et CPF Alberta. Notre événement sera étendu en février et mars 2021. Les étudiants et les écoles auront des périodes prolongées pour accéder aux keynotes, aux ateliers, à l'interaction en direct et aux exposants. Des informations sur l'événement seront bientôt publiées. Pour recevoir des informations sur la façon de devenir exposant, veuillez contacter Rebecca Lancaster, [email protected] Une occasion de faire la promotion des programmes de carrière, bénévole et éducation. Inspirez les futurs diplômés et partagez vos expériences personnelles avec le bilinguisme. Le Salon d’exploration d’emplois bilingues (SEEB) de Canadian Parents for French, Nouvelle-Écosse (CPF NÉ) est un événement qui a eu beaucoup de sucées. Plus de 5000 étudiants de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui ont déjà participle depuis 2006.    

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  • French Summer Camps

    Each year, Canadian Parents for French – Nova Scotia organizes an exciting summer camp season. There are week-long overnight camps available that cover a range of French levels and activities. Imagine having all the fun of summer camp « En francais »! See you in 2019!

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  • Concours d'art oratoire

    Canada’s largest annual French-language public-speaking competition

    Concours d'art oratoire  2021 and Concours virtuel 2021!

    Our priority is the safety and well-being of our students, teachers and community members during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.  For the Concours d'art oratoire 2021, students in grades 1-8 will compete in their classrooms only.    Each classroom will receive Concours d’art oratoire certificates and promotional items. New this year, Concours d'art oratoire for grades 1-4!  Registration deadline: January 29, 2021. Concours d'art oratoire 2021_classroom registration gr 1-8 Notre priorité est la sécurité et le bien-être de nos élèves, enseignants et membres de la communauté pendant la pandémie du COVID-19. Pour le Concours d'art oratoire 2021, les élèves de la 1re à la 8e année concourront dans leurs salles de classe uniquement. Chaque classe recevra des certificats Concours d’art oratoire et des articles promotionnels. Nouveau cette année, le Concours d'art oratoire pour les classes 1 à 4! Date limite d'inscription: 29 janvier 2021. Concours d'art oratoire 2021_inscription salle de classe 1-8 Students in grades 9-12 will submit a video of their Concours d'art oratoire presentation to CPF Nova Scotia to be judged virtually.  The categories will remain the same as in other years, but students will submit their Concours d'art oratoire presentation in a video format either through a google drive link or a youtube/vimeo link.  Registration for grades 9-12 will be open from March 12 to April 16, 2021. For this school year, students do not need to compete in a regional Concours d’art oratoire.   Our Concours judges will view the submissions starting April 17.  The winners will be announced on Saturday, May 8.  The winning grade 9-12 students will receive cash prizes and are eligible for any scholarships from Université Sainte-Anne and the Université de Moncton.  The first place students in the grade 11/12 category will also be eligible to compete virtually in the National Concours d’art oratoire, June 2021.  Concours Prize Structure 2021
    Les élèves de la 9e à la 12e année soumettront une vidéo de leur présentation au Concours d'art oratoire à CPF Nouvelle-Écosse pour être jugés virtuellement. Les catégories resteront les mêmes que les autres années, mais les étudiants soumettront leur présentation du Concours d'art oratoire en format vidéo soit via un lien google drive ou un lien youtube / vimeo. Les inscriptions de la 9e à la 12e année seront ouvertes du 12 mars au 16 avril 2021. Pour cette année scolaire, les élèves n’ont pas besoin de participer à un Concours d’art oratoire régional. Nos juges du Concours verront les candidatures à partir du 17 avril. Les gagnants seront annoncés le samedi 8 mai. Les élèves gagnants de la 9e à la 12e année recevront des prix en argent et seront admissibles à des bourses d'études de l'Université Sainte-Anne et de l'Université de Moncton. Les élèves de la première place de la catégorie 11/12 seront également éligibles pour participer virtuellement au Concours national d’art oratoire, juin 2021. Concours virtuel 2020 #EnsembleADistance was a great success! To see the winners, visit CPF BC & Yukon. More than 800 students between across the country documented their experiences in social isolation for the first-ever national Concours virtuel, sharing with us their appreciations, frustrations, recipes and hobbies while building a national community of energizing multilingual students.  Plans are underway for a Concours virutal 2021.  Details will be posted when finalized.  Le Concours virtuel 2020 #EnsembleADistance a été un vrai succès! Pour voir les gagnants, visitez CPF BC & Yukon. Plus de 800 étudiants à travers le pays ont documenté leurs expériences d'isolement social pour le tout premier Concours virtuel national, partageant avec nous leurs appréciations, leurs frustrations, leurs recettes et leurs passe-temps tout en bâtissant une communauté nationale d'étudiants multilingues stimulants. Des plans sont en cours pour un Concours virutal 2021. Les détails seront publiés une fois finalisés.
    Concours d’art oratoire is Canada’s largest annual French-language public speaking competition involving over a 100,000 students across Canada every year.
    The aims of this public speaking contest are to stimulate the interest of students learning French, to improve their oral skills, and to give them experience speaking in public. This event is organized by Canadian Parents for French (CPF), who has worked together with parents and school staff since 1983 to organize school, district and provincial-level competitions. Concours is open to French Second Language (FSL) and Francophone students from grades five through twelve who are studying Core French, Integrated French, Intensive French, French immersion (Early, Middle or Late) or French First Language (CSAP), or studying in at a CAIS school (Canadian Association of Independent Schools). What is Concours d_art oratoire_teachers
    FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS Guide de l'art oratoire_guide to public speaking Choosing a topic _English_ Comment choisir un sujet _French_ How to guide to public speaking _English_ How to guide Public Speaking _French For more information contact CPF Nova Scotia at toll free, 1-877-CPF-5233 or 902-453-2048.

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    Canadian Parents for French, Nova Scotia (CPF Nova Scotia ) will be recruiting for volunteers to judge Concours d’Art Oratoire 2021 (French public speaking). CPF Nouvelle-Écosse est toujours à la recherche de bénévoles pour aider en tant que juges avec notre concours provincial,  Avril 2021. Concours d’art oratoire volunteers must sign up in advance, click link here. Les bénévoles doivent etre inscrit, cliquez sur ce lien ici This event hosts regional winners from French first and second language programs throughout the province. This year students at the grade  9/10 and 11/12 levels in will compete virtually in the categories of Core French, Integrated French, French Immersion (late, middle and early), and Francophone.

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Encounters with Canada/Rencontres du Canada is a once in a lifetime experience for Canadian Teens to meet young people from across the country. Every week of the school year, 120 to 148 teens from across Canada (ages 14-17) come to Ottawa, where they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience.


Experiences Canada is a national registered charity that helps young Canadians to explore their country in ways they never may have imagined through reciprocal exchanges, forums, conferences and other opportunities to travel and connect with one another.

Explore Program – Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)

French-Language Program — Most expenses are covered!

Are you looking for a spring or summer program to learn French? Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Go Explore! Explore is an intensive language-immersion program. You can take the program in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive funding that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Have an adventure and make new friends this spring or summer!


Odyssey Program – Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)

Are you looking for a paid work experience in a school environment? Does the opportunity to travel throughout Canada, and share your culture appeal to you? Take part in Odyssey! Odyssey is a language-assistant program. Under the supervision of a teacher, your role will be to encourage students to improve their knowledge of the English language and its associated cultures and to use the language on a daily basis. You will leave your home province or territory to work in a rural or suburban area in another province.

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