The Fédération des parents francophones de l’Alberta (FPFA) had its beginnings in 1986, the result of an initiative by several parents who had the francophonie and the welfare of their children at heart. Actually, it was at the Congrès de la francophonie held in Edmonton that FPFA was inaugurated as the primary organization responsible for supporting parents desire for a French first language education for their children. On May 23, 1987, l’Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (ACFA) officially signed an agreement reinforcing FPFA’s role as a recognized non-profit organization. FPFA was able to organize and structure itself thanks to the excellent work of ACFA and its education sector. The strong reputation and support of its founder enabled FPFA to properly undertake its startup phase.
Admittedly, much has been achieved since the founding of the organization, one that remains very confident in its future. In recent years, FPFA has managed to grow, especially by improving its services and developing partnerships. Moreover, since 2012, FPFA is recognized as the official voice of parents and francophone school councils by Alberta’s Ministry of Education. Indeed, this status has had a significant impact on the Federation’s financial well-being as well as its rightful place in francophone education.
Today, the organization provides quality services that are relevant to its mission. FPFA uses a grassroots approach and word-of-mouth testimonials from satisfied members to promote its services. Both approaches have ensured the organization’s success.
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