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Tutor resources launched for French students

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Education Champion

Education Champion

A parents organization for French learners has launched a “crowdsourced” resource centre aimed at daycare services that focus on Francophone education.


Glyn Lewis, executive director of the Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon chapter, said on Thursday that the ongoing teachers’ strike prompted the resource site’s creation.

“Parents right now are scrambling — there’s so much uncertainty about whether or not they’re going to school on Tuesday,” he said. According to Lewis, one third of B.C. students are learning French at any time — either through French immersion or core language learning.

So far, the resource centre has about 50 services that tutoring providers and other partners have posted.

Many fill up as quickly as they appear.

“These things are popping up by the hour, which is good in the sense that there’s going to be demand for it. As soon as they pop up they seem to fill up,” Lewis said.

The resource centre can be found at, with contact information for the services. Lewis added it’s up to parents to figure out rates and space availability.

Meanwhile, the B.C. Teachers’ Union met with mediator Vince Ready and government in Richmond in the ongoing negitations — there was no word on the result as of Thursday afternoon.


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