Minimag Activity Guides – Ages 4–7
Minimag is a magazine destined to stimulate 4- to 7-year-old children's interest in reading while fostering the development of their cultural identity.
http://cforp.ca/minimag/index.html (The "Ressources complémentaires" section includes activity guides for parents, in both French and English.)
Mon mag à moi Website – Ages 8–11
Mon mag à moi is a magazine designed to educate and entertain children ages 8–11. Its content includes games, jokes, cartoons, feature articles, etc. It encourages children to explore local, provincial and international francophone culture. The magazine's website includes all sorts of additional activities for children, as well as reading activity guides.
Reading and Counting “en français” at Home (French title: Lire et compter en français)
A free downloadable guide suggesting fun activities for parents to do with their children (ages 4–5) to help them improve their ability to read, speak and count in French. A bilingual version of this guide is published annually.
Resources for purchase
The product catalogue of the Éditions CFORP publishing house and its bookstore, Librairie du Centre, can be downloaded in PDF format from the Librairie du Centre's website, in the Catalogues section, at www.librairieducentre.com.
Devoted to French-language school boards in Ontario, the website of the "Réseau provincial de mise en œuvre en matière d'équité et d'éducation inclusive" features a "Ressources pédagogiques" section offering resources to support the Ontario Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy.
An orientation video for newcomer students
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
The Government of Canada explains the requirements for immigrating to and studying in Canada. You will find information on required permits, diploma equivalency procedures, if required, and the benefits of continuing your education in Canada.
This site provides information on various aspects of life in Ontario, from the moment you set foot in your new environment, as well as information to help you prepare for your arrival.
Ibou search engine for French-language education resources
Ibou is a search engine designed to help professionals in the education sector find French-language teaching resources available on various websites. Frequently enriched and upgraded, the site offers unique access to thousands of high-quality resources that comply with the curriculum guidelines of the Ontario Ministry of Education.
I Live in French (French title: Je vis en français)
An educational tool offered by the CFORP to support the integration of young francophone immigrants and encourage their interaction with other francophone youths from traditional communities in Ontario's French-language schools.
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
The Government of Ontario provides a range of information to help you with your decision to settle in the province of Ontario. You will find all the information you need about housing and health care, and how to find a career or job, start a business or pursue your education.
Parents partenaires en éducation ("Parent Partners in Education")
PPE has developed various tools to help newcomer parents navigate the education system and to raise their awareness of the importance of playing a part in their children’s education.
The following link provides testimonials from parents like you who chose the French-language education system.
Regroupement Ethnoculturel des Parents Francophones de l'Ontario (REPFO)
This organization was created to address the needs of newcomer parents in Ontario who come from ethnocultural communities.
Settlement Workers in Schools
This program, which is available in some French-language elementary and secondary schools, places settlement workers in schools to greet and assist newcomers and their children. The work carried out by SWIS is intended to ease the integration and full development of newcomers.
Association francophone de parents d'enfants dyslexiques ou ayant tout autre trouble d'apprentissage (AFPED+)
AFPED+ provide parents with the support they need in order for their children to have a better chance to succeed academically and achieve their life objectives.
Within the public French-language school system in Ontario, Bientôt l'école offers parents and their preschool children the very best of well designed, instructional resources.
Parlez-vous français? The advantages of bilingualism in Canada by the Canadian Council on Learning. www.ccl-cca.ca
Ontario Ministry of Education
In this section, you will find all the information you need as a parent about the school system and how to play a part in your child’s education.
Parenting and Family Literacy Centres
These centres help prepare children to start school and encourage parents to be a part of their children’s learning. Several schools have a Parenting and Family Literacy Centre.
Parents partenaires en éducation (Parent Partners in Education)
By way of partnerships, Parent partenaires en éducation (PPE) is committed to informing, training and raising awareness for all parents in their role as the first educators of their children. Its mandate is to represent the parents of all students attending French-language schools and support them in playing an active role in their school community as well as in their school board.
La boussole Website
La boussole includes a wide variety of highly useful links to help secondary school students clarify their career path.
QUAD9 Website – Ages 12–15
QUAD9 is a magazine targeting teenagers. It covers current topics and features various activities, as well as places and people that are familiar to its readers. Its website includes all sorts of additional activities for teenagers, as well as reading activity guides.
Transition planning guide
This guide provides parents and teachers with tools and strategies to help students make a smooth and effective transition from school to work. Schools and school boards are not expected to integrate every suggestion outlined in the guide in elaborating students' transition plans: the guide presents a wide range of ideas and suggestions from which teachers and parents can select the most appropriate strategies, according to local realities and context.