TORONTO, June 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Provincial and territorial ministers of education will be in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for the 103rd meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, July 8‒9, and to attend the "Skills for the Future" symposium, July 9‒10.
CMEC 103 will give ministers the opportunity to review progress on CMEC activities and discuss a wide variety of current issues in education. Of particular note:
- Ministers will be meeting with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRCC) to discuss the ongoing impact of Indian Residential Schools;
- Ministers will formally announce that Canada is hosting the 5th International Summit on the Teaching Profession in 2015.
The "Skills for the Future" symposium, which is being co-hosted by provincial and territorial education and labour ministers, will bring together government, business, labour, academic leaders, and student groups to examine innovative promising practices in Canada and other countries to address the skills and training challenges of the 21st century. A separate media advisory will provide more detailed information about this event.
Preliminary media program for CMEC 103
Wednesday, July 9
2:30–3:00 p.m. ADT
CMEC press conference
Delta Prince Edward Hotel
18 Queen Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
3:00–4:00 p.m. ADT
Interview opportunities with the Chair of CMEC, the Honourable Jeff Johnson, other provincial and territorial education ministers, and the Director General of CMEC
Media work room
A media work room will be located in the Tilley Room of the Delta Prince Edward. It will be available on Wednesday, July 9, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. ADT
Members of the media are asked to contact Colin Bailey (contact information below) for further information or to arrange an interview.
Founded in 1967, CMEC is the collective voice of Canada's ministers of education. It 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. For more information, visit us at www.cmec.ca.
SOURCE: Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
For further information: Colin Bailey, Director, Communications, Cell: 416-938-1911, Tel.: 416-962-8100, ext. 259, E-mail: [email protected], Twitter: @CCMEC