Publications

CMEC Early Learning and Development Framework

The framework presents a pan-Canadian vision for early learning that can be adapted to the unique needs and circumstances of each province and territory. It is designed to serve as a resource to support the development of policies and initiatives by ministries and departments of education and their partners that enhance the quality and continuity of the learning experience in the early years and beyond.

Categories: Early childhood education, Equity, Inclusive Education, Lifelong learning

Key Policy Issues in Aboriginal Education: An Evidence-Based Approach

This report considers how better data and evidence can be developed to support jurisdictions' efforts to improve the academic achievement and attainment of Aboriginal students in provincial and territorial elementary and secondary schools.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Assessment and evaluation, At-risk students, Diversity, Early childhood education, Education data and research, Educational funding, Elementary and secondary education, Equity

CMEC Statement on Play-Based Learning

In July 2012, ministers of education issued this statement on the importance of play-based learning. It recognizes that purposeful play in the formative years sets the stage for future learning, health, and well-being.

Categories: Early childhood education, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation

Pan-Canadian Report on Official Languages in Education, 2005–06 to 2008–09

This is the second of two reports called for under the Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction, 2005-2006 to 2008-2009. It provides a summative description of the achievement of outcomes supported by protocol funding — the projects, initiatives, and ongoing efforts in minority-language education and second-language instruction carried out by the provinces and territories.

Categories: Access to Learning, Accountability, Adult Education, Diversity, Early childhood education, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Inclusive Education, Learner transitions, Lifelong learning, Official languages, Postsecondary education, School improvement, Teaching tools and Resources, Teachers and Teaching

Hemispheric Commitment to Early Childhood Education

At the plenary session of the Fifth Meeting of the Ministers of Education of the member countries of the Organization of American States, this commitment to early childhood education was adopted. This document includes a statement of objectives on which the signatories agreed to work together.

Categories: Early childhood education, International Organizations and Meetings

Fifth Meeting of Ministers of Education, Organization of American States, November 14-16, 2007, Cartagena, Columbia

This delegation report outlines the sessions held at the meeting of the ministers of education in the Organization of American States on early childhood education. The report includes the Hemispheric Commitment to Early Childhood Education, adopted at the meeting, and the text of the speech given by Peter Bjornson, Minister of Education, Citizenship and Youth, Manitoba, on the policy frameworks, funding, and sustainability of early childhood education in the jurisdictions.

Categories: Early childhood education, International Organizations and Meetings

The Development of Education - Reports for Canada

This document contains two reports. The first highlights the structure and management of the education systems in Canada, as well as access to learning, early childhood education, learning outcomes, and teacher training. The second focuses on inclusive education and its legislative frameworks and policies, as well as the programs and services provided to vulnerable populations in the elementary and secondary school systems.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Diversity, Early childhood education, Education systems structure and operation, Equity, Inclusive Education, Learning Outcomes, Teacher education and professional development

Progress Report on Literacy 2009

This report highlights the commitment of ministers of education to literacy, as well as CMEC's activities and the initiatives of provinces and territories to improve the literacy levels of Canadians.

Categories: Adult Education, Early childhood education, Literacy

World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE), September 27–29, 2010, Moscow, Russian Federation

The first-ever World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, organized by UNESCO in Moscow, had the theme of “Building the Wealth of Nations.” The Canadian delegation was led by the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Education for Saskatchewan. The report of the conference outlines the importance and benefits of early-childhood care and education (ECCE), both as a human right and as an integral part of development. Conference participants adopted the Moscow Framework for Action and Cooperation: Harnessing the Wealth of Nations, which outlines a number of challenges that must be tackled to achieve ECCE goals.

Categories: Early childhood education, International Organizations and Meetings, Teachers and Teaching

Strengthening Aboriginal Success - Summary Report

This report is intended to be a summary of the proceedings of the CMEC Summit on Aboriginal Education, and is largely summative and reflective in nature. It has been created around several broad themes according to "What we heard" at the summit.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Access to Learning, Adult Education, At-risk students, Early childhood education, Equity, Inclusive Education, Learner transitions, Postsecondary education, Special needs students, Teaching tools and Resources, Teachers and Teaching