THEIR PARENTS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE RIGHT HOLDERS
The children of Canadians of Francophone origin and of those who meet the criteria set out in section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are automatically entitled to enrol in CSF schools.
Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees Canadian citizens living in B.C. the right to have their children educated in a Francophone education program so long as:
- their first language learned and still understood is French
- they received their primary school instruction in Canada in French (not including French immersion)
- their children have received or are receiving primary or secondary school instruction in Canada in French (not including French immersion)
Article 2.1 of the CSF’s admissions policy allows schools to admit children with a parent who meets one of the following criteria:
- one of the parents is an immigrant who, if they were a Canadian citizen, would be a right holder under section 23 of the Charter