Education associations

Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) - The Association is a voluntary association of the universities and colleges in the Atlantic region and in the West Indies which offer programmes leading to a degree or have degree-granting status.

Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC) (French only) - The ACUFC’s mission is to promote university education in Francophone minority communities in Canada through consultation and collaboration among member institutions, as well as represent them in issues of common interest before Canadian governmental institutions, and national and international organizations.

Association internationale des études québécoises (AIEQ) - AIEQ's mission is to promote and develop Quebec studies in Canada and abroad.

British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) The BCCIE is a provincial Crown corporation that supports the internationalization efforts of British Columbia’s public and independent K-12 schools, public and private colleges and universities and language schools. It promotes international education in and for BC, to enhance BC’s international reputation for quality education, and to support the international education activities of the provincial government.

Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire (BCI) A private-sector organization that brings together, on a voluntary basis, all university institutions in Quebec.

CALDO - First founded in 2011 by four of Canada’s top-tier Universities, CALDO’s main focus is on sponsored graduate students, bilateral student mobility and research collaboration. CALDO is considered a leading academic gateway to Canada for Latin American students.

Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program - The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program is a bi-national program supported by Global Affairs Canada, the U.S. Department of State, and a large number of public and private sector partners. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian and American students and scholars to lecture, research and pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada. Award recipients include prominent and promising scholars, experienced and junior professionals and exceptional students.

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) - CAIS is an association for independent schools that operate within Canada or offer a curriculum leading to a Canadian diploma in a location outside of the country.

Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I) - Represents Canadian public school districts/boards across all 10 provinces that recruit international students at the elementary and secondary levels.

Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) - Founded in 1951, CAUT is the national voice for academic staff. Representing teachers, librarians, researchers and other academic professionals and general staff, CAUT is an outspoken defender of academic freedom and works actively in the public interest to improve the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada.

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) - The Canadian Bureau for International Education is an umbrella non-governmental organization with connections to over colleges, universities, schools, school boards, educational organizations and businesses across Canada.

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) - Established in 1990, CICIC provides information and referral services to individuals and organizations on the assessment and recognition of academic and occupational credentials for working and studying in Canada and abroad.

Canadian Language Industry Association (CLIA) - CLIA brings together the different stakeholders in the language business. Their mission is to promote and increase the competitiveness of the Canadian language industry nationally and internationally through advocacy, accreditation and information sharing.

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) - CNIE is a national association of professionals committed to excellence in the provision of distance education in Canada.

Canadian Society for Training & Development (CSTD) - CSTD is the largest not-for-profit membership association in Canada dedicated to the profession of training and human resources development.

Fédération des cégeps - Created in 1969 to promote the development of college and CEGEPs, the Fédération des cégeps is the voluntary grouping of Québec public colleges. Official spokesperson and place of consultation of the CEGEPs, the Federation has the mission to promote their development, to ensure their influence, to promote their interests and to defend them.

Colleges and Institutes Canada – A national, voluntary membership organization established in 1972 to represent colleges, institutes and polytechnics in Canada and internationally.

Colleges Ontario - Colleges Ontario is the advocacy organization for the province’s colleges of applied arts and technology.

Council of International Schools (CIS) - The Council of International Schools is a not-for-profit organisation. The Canadian Higher Education Committee (CHEC) serves the Canadian universities within CIS and facilitates the exchange of information about Canadian higher education.

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) - CMEC is the national voice for education in Canada. It is the mechanism through which ministers consult and act on matters of mutual interest, and the instrument through which they consult and cooperate with national education organizations and the federal government.

Council of Ontario Universities (COU) - For more than thirty years, COU has been working to improve the quality and accessibility of higher education in Ontario. COU is involved in a host of activities from issues management to information management; from leadership on collective issues to general operational support for our member institutions, committees and affiliates.

Éducation Internationale - Éducation Internationale is a cooperative for educational development and exchange services created in 2001 by in the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec.

EduNova - EduNova is a co-operative industry association of education and training providers in Nova Scotia, Canada. They are the only provincial education and training co-operative in Canada.

Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) - Created in 1979 in Quebec City, the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education is an international university association that promotes cooperation between member institutions and fosters the development of higher education in the Americas.

International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) - The International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS), founded in 1981, is a not-for-profit organization. Its mandate is to promote and support research, education and publications in all fields of Canadian Studies and in all countries.

International Public School Education Association (IPSEA) - The International Public School Education Association is an association of public schools in British Columbia that welcome international students and offer a guarantee of quality education to students who wish to study in Canada.

Languages Canada - Languages Canada is Canada’s trade association for language training representing both of Canada's official languages: English and French. Members must adhere to the association’s quality assurance standards in the areas of: curriculum, teacher qualifications, student services, student admissions, marketing, promotion, facilities and administration.

Manitoba Council for International Education (MCIE) - MCIE is an organization that is constituted and supported by the elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities in Manitoba that belong to the organization through membership and volunteer participation.

National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) - NACC is an association of private career training institutions from across Canada and companies offering products and services to those institutions.

Polytechnics Canada (PC) - Polytechnics Canada is an alliance of large, internationally recognized post-secondary institutions committed to producing career-ready graduates who combine critical thinking with theoretical understanding and practical competence.

Réseau des Cégeps et Collèges francophones du Canada (RCCFC) (French only) - Created in 1995, the RCCFC’s mission is to establish a partnership between Francophone Canadian colleges. It constitutes a network for mutual help, promotion, and exchanges tied to the development of French college education in Canada, while promoting the use of information and communication technologies.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) - The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is an educational enterprise that promotes mutual awareness and understanding between India and Canada mainly through facilitating academic activities. The Institute funds research, links institutions in the two countries, and organizes seminars and conferences.

Universities Canada - Universities Canada is the voice of Canada's universities, representing Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) - World University Service of Canada is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. We work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.