TORONTO, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Provincial and territorial ministers of education will be in Iqaluit, Nunavut, July 4-5, 2013, for the 101st meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). CMEC 101 will take place at the Frobisher Inn.
Led by Nova Scotia, the current Chair of CMEC, the meeting will focus on measures to improve education outcomes across the four pillars of lifelong learning: early childhood learning and development, elementary and secondary education, postsecondary education, and adult learning and skills development.
CMEC 101 marks the first time that provincial and territorial ministers of education have met collectively in Nunavut, Canada's newest territory.
There will be interview opportunities with ministers and with the Director General of CMEC on Friday afternoon, after the conclusion of the meeting.
|Preliminary media program|
|1:30 - 2:00 p.m. EDT|| CMEC press conference
Frobisher Inn, Astro Hill Terrace
Gallery/Baffin Room, lobby level
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Interviews will take place in the Gallery/Baffin Room.
Media work room
A media work room will be located in Suite 205 of the Frobisher Inn. It will be available on Friday, July 5, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Members of the media are asked to contact Colin Bailey (contact information below) for further information or to arrange an interview with the Chair of CMEC.
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:
Tel.: 416-962-8100, ext. 259
E-mail: [email protected]