Candidates for the 2018 Elections
To : Members of the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique
Conseil scolaire francophone (CSF) will hold its school trustees elections on October 20th, 2018 in accordance with the Francophone Education Authorities Regulation 212.99 of British Columbia. Section 7(6) of the Regulation stipulates that the Secretary-Treasurer must provide to each member of the francophone education authority, by electronic means or by mail, a list of all members planning to stand for election as regional trustee, which you will find below.
- South Coast
- Greater Vancouver
- Southern Vancouver Island
- Northern Vancouver Island
- Northern BC
- South Eastern BC
- Fraser Valley
Mon nom est Robert Joncas, originaire de Newport en Gaspésie. Je suis détenteur d’un baccalauréat en éducation physique et d’une maîtrise en activité physique. Ma conjointe Claude et moi avons deux enfants, Frédérique et David, deux anciens élèves du CSF. Pendant leurs études secondaires, il n’existait aucun programme francophone à proximité pour eux. Ce choix difficile de devoir sacrifier l’éducation francophone de nos enfants faute d’options disponibles me motive à continuer d’œuvrer auprès du CA du CSF de la Colombie-Britannique.
C’est pour cette raison que je sollicite auprès de vous un troisième mandat. Je veux continuer de supporter les communautés francophones de la Côte-Sud de la province dans leurs revendications pour obtenir les espaces auxquels elles ont droit afin d’assurer un encadrement de qualité pour leurs enfants.
Ma compréhension des modèles de gouvernance et leur fonctionnement seront des atouts essentiels et primordiaux qui assureront le suivi requis. J’ai acquis l’expérience nécessaire grâce au poste de directeur exécutif que j’occupe actuellement chez SportMedBC et comme membre d’un CA d’une organisation nationale. Comme complément au développement des compétences de gestion nécessaires s’ajoutent dix années passées comme directeur de l’équipe nationale de snowboard qui m’ont mené à une participation aux Jeux olympiques de Vancouver et de Sochi.
Je vous offre donc mon expérience, mon intégrité et ma disponibilité. Je suis motivé à relever les défis qui se présenteront lors de ce mandat.
Robert Joncas BEP M.Sc.
Originally from Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes, Manitoba, I have lived in BC since 1983. I encourage the development of the francophone minority in the West because I believe it plays a key role in the unity of Canada.
After 30 years of experience as a parent, teacher, principal, and educational advisor at CSF, I have gained experience in all schools in the South Coast region and would now like to dedicate myself as a member of the CSF school board. As an trustee, I will work to improve consultation and communication at all levels to ensure cohesion and success for everyone.
I am proud to be the father of three children who have all completed their schooling in francophone schools in our region. Thanks to this quality education, my children have also succeeded in higher education.
I was part of the committee of founding parents of the Sechelt francophone program in 1989 with 14 children in a five-level class. I taught in the program for several years and I was also the school principal. The program has grown to include four primary classes and several high school courses that have enriched hundreds of young Francophones over the years. I want to support the efforts of children, staff and parents to encourage success in all CSF schools.
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To access my UBC Masters’ thesis : “Francophone Minority Student Achievement On Grade 12 Exams In A Rural British Columbian High School”, please contact me.
Born and educated in a francophone minority linguistic environment in Belgium, I arrived in Vancouver in the year 2000. John et I chose the Rose-des-vents school for our 3 children.While balancing a successful career in pharmaceuticals, I also got involved as a volunteer:
Place students at the centre of all our procedures
Expand on the CSF community mandate
Make wise juridical decisions
Let me be « your voice » at the CSF
Vote for Dominique Robeyns, your CSF Trustee – Vancouver
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Originally from Ottawa, I arrived in Vancouver in 2005 and quickly got involved in the francophone community over the past 13 years by doing some volunteer work for the Festival du Bois in Maillardville, la Chambre de Commerce Francophone de Vancouver, and giving training sessions and acting as a mentor for the BC Talents group. I also taught a business course for almost 2 years at the French Collège Éducacentre in Vancouver.
Lately, my 3 kids consume the majority of my time – a 7-year old girl, a 5-year old boy, and another 3-year old boy. I got involved my kids’ school PAC and have been the President for the past year and a half. It’s been a very rewarding experience as we have a wonderful community and I’m looking to expand that to ensure a wonderful experience for our kids.
This brings me to my candidacy for the role of Conseiller for Greater Vancouver with the CSF. As a current parent in the system, I bring a perspective that is currently lacking on the team and has been for a while. I truly believe that by adding myself to the team, someone who plans to be in the system for about another 10 years, I can reflect the desires, wishes and concerns of the community.
Trish Kolber is running for re-election as School Trustee for the Greater Vancouver area with the Conseil Scolaire Francophone. Trish has demonstrated her commitment to Francophone Public Education by continuously playing a leadership role in Parent Advisory committees at the Secondary, Elementary, and Preschool levels for 15 years.
School Trustee since 2016, Teacher since 1991 and Parent in the Francophone system since 2003, Trish is running for re-election because she is aware that the balance between renewal and continuity ensures the optimal functioning of the School Board. Vigilance is required to ensure responsible, pro-active financial, educational, and socio-emotional management for all stakeholders in the CSF.
Our schools are experiencing tremendous growth and a consequently a lack of space. Appropriate facilities, teaching resources and qualified staff are an ongoing concern for families. You need a pro-active representative who as an experienced educator and trustee, can prioritize, network, and persevere to achieve our common goals.
Vote for a trustee who lives and works in Vancouver, has children in the Francophone School Board and is up-to-date on important issues for the Greater Vancouver area. Vote for Trish Kolber.
The voting period for trustees will end at 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018
Southern Vancouver Island
My name is MARC-ANDRE OUELLETTE. Once again I am seeking the position of Director for the Southern Vancouver Island Region as your representative on the Board of Education of the British Columbia Francophone School Board ( SD 93/CSF).Public education and the development of the Francophone minority community are my passion.As soon as I arrived in British Columbia, I contributed on various levels to improve the quality of life and the vitality of our community. I am a member of the Francophone Society of Victoria. I have been an active and a committed member of our community for over forty years.
I am a founding member of the CSF, I proudly represent you and the region since 1995. I believe that the student must be at the heart of our decisions and I respect the role of each of the stakeholders in the school environment. I believe that the school community must bring together all the collaborators: parents, students, teachers, support staff and administrators.
Together, we contribute to the collective and individual success of all students by creating a healthy, harmonious environment that is conducive to their fulfillment. My wife Danièle and I have 3 children, Ariane, Xavier and Isa. They attended Saute-Mouton Daycare and l’école Victor-Brodeur from kindergarten to grade 12 and completed their studies at UVIC and BCIT. By voting for me, you can count on my knowledge, experience and commitment.
I sincerely thank you for your continued support and trust.
Email : email@example.com
Tel : (250) 598-0037
A native of Montreal, I have been living out West for the past 26 years, including 12 years in British Columbia. I am married and have two sons, William and Carter, aged 16 and 18 years respectively. Ever since they entered preschool, I have been volunteering with Francophone parent associations. Here are the positions I have held:
The accomplishments I am most proud of through my involvement with the parents’ movement are:
I am also very passionate about the youth movement, which was my motivation for bringing the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne (Canadian Francophonie Games) to Victoria in 2020.
I am a freelance translator, which means that my schedule is quite flexible and I have a good availability.
It’s time to elect someone new. From its founding, the CSF has grown every year while always surmounting obstacles in order to offer all-French education of good quality. After more than 20 years, the struggle is no longer simply about providing French education, but about fully preparing our students for the future, as well as engaging them during and after their studies in the francophone community.
After I graduated from Victor-Brodeur, I launched myself into the university community, where I’m no longer just an engaged member, but I was elected three times by students to represent them. Right now, I’m the Director of Outreach and University Relations (Chairperson) for the University of Victoria Student Society, as well as the undergraduate representative on the Board of Governors (equivalent to councillor).
I am the only candidate this election that can credibly represent the interests of our students, not just because of my career working for the rights of students, but also simply because I’m the only candidate this entire election who has actually been a student of the school district I aim to work for.
I’m young, energetic, and proven, as I’ve gained more than enough of the experience necessary for the role of councillor.
To know more about my candidacy, do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will soon update this text to include a link to my website with a detailed description of my experience, as well as a full platform.
Northern Vancouver Island
Francophone education in British Columbia has been important to me since the beginning of my teaching career in 1985, in the Surrey Programme Cadre, and then with the Francophone School Board/French Education Authority (CSF/FEA). Until 2002, I taught at all levels from Kindergarten to Grade 12, as well as a specialized teacher and librarian.
Then, as a principal of CSF schools for the past 16 years, I have had the privilege of working with the communities of Surrey, Vancouver, Nanaimo and Port Alberni, to ensure the WELL-BEING and SUCCESS of all our students.
My experiences in our schools and on various committees, at the CSF central office or at the Ministry of Education, provided me with a global vision of the strengths and needs of our students.
My master’s exam paper, Speaking French in a Minority Environment – Towards Intrinsic Motivation, and my doctoral thesis, Crossing Perspectives on Educational Success (full text online: etd9452), allowed me to identify key factors favoring the well-being and success of all our students.
My two children, born in British Columbia, had the opportunity to receive a Francophone education with the CSF, from kindergarten to grade 12, and proudly live their Francophonie every day.
I believe in Francophone education in British Columbia and success for all!
Recently retired, I offer to continue together the implementation of the Strategic Plan – csf 2021, as school trustee for the beautiful region of Vancouver Island North.
Since my arrival in British Columbia in 1986, specifically in Campbell River in 1989, the French language and culture have been of utmost importance to me and my family. We have always spoken in French at home, belonged to the local Francophone Association and all three boys graduated from the CSF.
I have always been passionate about defending the rights of Francophones in a minority environment. A strong education in French is key. As your trustee, I want to continue to participate in the development of policies and develop educational programs (Strategic Plan) that will make positive changes in our schools.
I love my region and I want to continue to represent it effectively within the CSF. I pride myself on my ability to work as a team with all communities and listen to their specific needs. I was president of the Campbell River Parent Association for 13 years. Involved in various committees, I promoted French in schools and within the Francophone community. I have been a trustee for the North Island for a total of seven years. My greatest accomplishment for my region was to build a new school in Campbell River.
I have always believed that French language education is very advantageous. From my children’s own personal experience in university or in the job market, I see how French is an asset for them. I would like to share this knowledge with you and students and continue to help the Francophone program flourish.
South Eastern BC