Government Agencies in Canada
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
Education in Canada is administered via provincial or territorial government, and so there are various ministries responsible for education throughout Canada. Some regions have a single ministry, such as Saskatchewan, whose ministry for education is called Education Saskatchewan. Other regions have two ministries, such as Ontario, which has the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. An intergovernmental body – the Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC) – exists to discuss policy, undertake projects of mutual interest and to ensure that provinces and territories fulfil their constitutional responsibility for education. There are many province-based agencies involved in education, such as the Open Learning Agency (OLA), which provides opportunities for lifelong learning and training to citizens of British Columbia.
Public spending on education was 4.9% of GDP in 2008.
The ministers of education from across Canada set out their vision to address the education needs and aspirations of Canadians in Learn Canada 2020, comprising the four pillars of lifelong learning: early childhood learning and development; elementary and secondary schooling; postsecondary education; and adult learning and skills development. The Ministers have affirmed that eliminating the education gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples was an economic and moral necessity, and have acknowledged the importance of post-secondary education in creating the highly skilled workforce needed for a vigorously competitive knowledge-based economy.
|Government Agencies organisations in Canada|
|Council of Ministers of Education||
|Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario||