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What is CMEC?
The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) is an intergovernmental body founded in 1967 by ministers of education to serve as:
CMEC provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the exercise of the exclusive jurisdiction of provinces and territories over education.
CMEC is governed by an Agreed Memorandum approved by all members. A Chair is elected every two years based on rotation among the provinces. The current Chair is the Honourable Doug W. Currie, Minister of Education, Early Learning, and Culture for Prince Edward Island. All 13 provinces and territories are members.
What does CMEC do?
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 Indigenous education, literacy, and postsecondary capacity.
In April 2008, CMEC released Learn Canada 2020, a joint ministerial statement that underscores provincial and territorial responsibility for the four pillars of lifelong learning — early childhood learning and development, elementary and secondary schooling, postsecondary education, and adult learning and skills development — and proposes working collaboratively with key partners and stakeholders to ensure that all Canadians benefit from the strength and diversity of provincial and territorial education systems.
What is the CMEC Secretariat?
The CMEC Secretariat was created the same year as the Council itself to support the work of the intergovernmental body. Located in Toronto, the Secretariat is headed by an Executive Director, who is appointed by members of CMEC. Chantal C. Beaulieu is the current Executive Director.
Services provided to ministers by the Secretariat include
Office of the Executive Director Chantal C. Beaulieu, Executive Director C.BEAULIEUBrennen Jenkins, Policy Advisor to the Executive Director B.JENKINSMarie Larsson*, Administrative Officer M.LARSSON CommunicationsColin Bailey, Director C.BAILEYDaniel Bonning, IT Officer D.BONNINGStephanie Robb*, Administrative Assistant S.ROBB Mira Mayer, Copy Editor, French M.MAYER Lynn-Marie Holland, Copy Editor, English LM.HOLLANDPeggy Plume, Translator P.PLUME Yves Leclair, Translator Y.LECLAIR Amélie Perreault, Translator A.PERREAULTFabrice Cadieux, Consultant Interpreter F.CADIEUXJelena Zikic, Graphic Designer J.ZIKIC
Financial Services Nicole Cloutier, Coordinator N.CLOUTIER Wafaa Boukhrissi, Senior Bookkeeper W.BOUKHRISSIBeverley Han Mui, Senior Bookkeeper B.HANMUIEulalia Abadie, Accounts Payable Clerk E.ABADIE
Operations and CMEC Affairs Ruby Chow, Coordinator R.CHOWStephanie Brennan, Administrative Assistant OPERATIONSPhyllis Cohen*, Administrative Assistant P.COHEN
Indigenous Education Christy Bressette, Coordinator C.BRESSETTEPhyllis Cohen*, Administrative Assistant P.COHEN
Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials Natasha Sawh, Coordinator N.SAWHMichael Ringuette, Information Officer M.RINGUETTE Noelline Ip Yam, Administrative Officer N.IPYAM
Education and Literacy Katerina Sukovski, Coordinator K.SUKOVSKIRobin Liu Hopson, Analyst RL.HOPSONSimone God*, Administrative Assistant S.GOD
Education Data and Research Amanda Hodgkinson, Coordinator A.HODGKINSONChiara Cautillo*, Analyst C.CAUTILLOJeffrey Cherubin*, Analyst J.CHERUBINJolie Lemmon, Analyst J.LEMMONMarie Larsson*, Administrative Officer M.LARSSON
International Antonella Manca-Mangoff, Coordinator A.MANCA-MANGOFF Marcel Courchesne, Analyst M.COURCHESNESylvie Duong, Analyst S.DUONG Aamir Taiyeb, Analyst A.TAIYEBMila Osypenko, Administrative Assistant M.OSYPENKO
Learning Assessment Programs Kathryn O'Grady, Coordinator K.OGRADYSandhya Bodapati, Manager, PCAP S.BODAPATIVanja Elez, Manager, PISA Administration V.ELEZTanya Scerbina, Manager, International Assessments T.SCERBINA Suzanne Salamat, Financial Project Officer S.SALAMATKaren Fung, Psychometrician K.FUNGGulam Khan, Analyst, PIAAC G.KHANMarie Macauley, Analyst, PIAAC M.MACAULEYCarla Taban, Analyst, PIAAC C.TABAN Yitian Tao, Analyst, PIAAC Y.TAOPeter Aterman, PIAAC Communications Manager P.ATERMANMarjorie Manève, Data Officer M.MANEVESimone God*, Administrative Assistant S.GOD Marie-Claire Pintaric, Graphic Designer MC.PINTARIC
Official LanguagesChelsea Smith, Coordinator C.SMITH Jeremy Putt, Interim Manager J.PUTTKelly Larkin Conway, Analyst K.LARKINCONWAY Emilie Gauthier, Administrative Officer E.GAUTHIERJoyce Li Tse Vee, Administrative Assistant J.LITSEVEE Stephanie Robb*, Administrative Assistant S.ROBB
Pan-Canadian Education ProjectsAmanda Hodgkinson, Coordinator A.HODGKINSONMonica Kronfli, Manager, Copyright Consortium M.KRONFLINatalia Davila, Administrative Officer N.DAVILA
Postsecondary Education Noel Baldwin, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Coordinator, Postsecondary Education N.BALDWINChiara Cautillo*, Analyst C.CAUTILLOJeffrey Cherubin*, Analyst J.CHERUBINPhyllis Cohen*, Administrative Assistant P.COHEN
*Responsibilities in multiple units
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