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Tuesday, May 7, 2024


1 PM to 2:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


Virtual - Zoom

Integrating and supporting new teachers in the workplace and in the community

Showcase meeting 5 – May 7, 2024


  1. Jason Howe, Executive Director, Canadian Parents for French (CPF) BC and Yukon

L’accueil chaleureux teacher retention project

This two-year project is focused on improving retention of new French teachers in their first one to three years of teaching. By working with dedicated CPF volunteers, the project aims to help new French teachers feel better connected socially and culturally in their new home communities. This initiative is made possible with the participation of the Government of Canada and the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care. To read an article about the project published in CPF Magazine (Winter 2024), click here.

Link to the presentation.

2. Brian Marchand, Director of Partnerships for French Language Programs and Services, and Susan Vanier, French Second Language and French Immersion Consultant, Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

French as a Second Language Group Mentoring Community

How can we maintain and improve the learning experience of our students in French as a second language programs? That was the question guiding this year’s Group Mentoring project in Nova Scotia. With a cohort that includes teachers as well as B.Ed. students, the project offers an opportunity to come together and create a professional community that supports, shares and inspires each other. The initiative responds to national and provincial priorities around recruitment and retention by leveraging the skills and experiences of all those involved. This presentation provides an overview of the research on which the project is based, the role of partnerships, programming strategies and a look at the experience of the 2023-24 cohort.

Link to the presentation.


1 pm (Eastern)

Welcoming remarks

1:05 pm

Presentation by Jason Howe, Canadian Parents for French BC and Yukon

1:20 pm

Questions from participants

1:25 pm

Presentation by Brian Marchand and Susan Vanier, Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early childhood development

1:40 pm

Questions from participants

1:45 pm

Breakout rooms for further discussion with presenters

2:05 pm

Discussion summary and wrap-up in main meeting room

2:15 pm

End of showcase meeting


Tuesday, May 7, 2024


1 PM to 2:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


Virtual - Zoom