In Canada, education is the responsibility of each province and territory. Because ministers of education needed a forum in which to discuss issues of mutual concern, they established the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), in 1967. CMEC is the national voice for education in Canada. It is the mechanism through which ministers discuss and act on matters of mutual interest and the instrument through which they consult and cooperate with national education organizations and the federal government. CMEC also represents the education interests of the provinces and territories internationally.
Ministers of education work through CMEC on a wide variety of activities, projects, and initiatives. For example, CMEC:
Among other work, CMEC is also currently involved in priority activities related to Aboriginal education, literacy, and postsecondary capacity.
For more information, please visit our Web site at www.cmec.ca.
COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF EDUCATION, CANADA
95 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 1106
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1N6
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I’m nervous, but acquiring French will be invaluable to my grad work, my experiences as a Canadian, and my personal education. Who knows? Post-Explore, maybe I can celebrate my next vacation in France through the ability to finally order a sandwich.
Rebecca Schneidereit is learning French through the Explore program., NS