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Annex D: Stakeholders in the Canadian Education Community

Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU): The AAU is a voluntary association of the universities and colleges in the Atlantic region and in the West Indies that offers programmes leading to a degree or have degree-granting status. Today, the association represents the collective interests of 18 member institutions.

Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC): The ACCC is the national and international voice through which Canada’s colleges and institutes advise and inform various levels of government, government agencies, business, industry and labour. The ACCC brings attention to the role of its member institutions in social, cultural and economic development.

Association québécoise des écoles de français langue étrangère (AQEFLE): The AQEFLE is made up of universities, colleges and high schools accredited by Quebec’s education department to teach French as a second or foreign language. These well-known institutions offer programs based on superior academic standards.

Association of Universities and Colleges, Canada (AUCC): The AUCC is the voice of Canada’s universities, representing 95 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges.

Associations des universités francophones du Canada (AUFC): The AUFC’s mission is to promote university education in francophone minority communities in Canada through consultation and collaboration among member institutions, as well as to represent them in issues of common interest before Canadian governmental institutions, and national and international organizations.

British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE): Established in 1990, the BCCIE is a non-government agency and not-for-profit society, funded through membership fees and fee-for-services activities. The BCCIE has been a leader in the development and promotion of international education in British Columbia.

Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program: The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program is a bi-national program supported by Foreign Affairs and International Trade 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 Association of 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): CAPS-I is an association of 89 Canadian public school districts/boards that provide educational programs to international students from around the world.

Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT): Founded in 1951, CAUT is the national voice for academic staff. Today, representing 55,000 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 CBIE is an umbrella non-governmental organization composed of 200 colleges, universities, schools, school boards, educational organizations and businesses across Canada.

Canadian Education and Rraining Accreditation Commission (CETAC): CETAC was established in 1984 with the goal of creating a set of standards and accreditation framework for the private career colleges.

Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL): FOCAL is an independent, non-governmental organization dedicated to deepening and strengthening Canada’s relations with countries in latin America and the Caribbean through policy discussion and analysis. FOCAL’s mission is to develop a greater understanding of important hemispheric issues and to help build a stronger community of the Americas.

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC): CICIC collects, organizes and distributes information, and acts as a national clearing house and referral service to support the recognition and portability of Canadian and international educational and occupational qualifications.

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

Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD): The CSTD is the largest not-for-profit membership association in Canada dedicated to the profession of training and human resources development (with more than 2,000 current members).

Cégep International: Created in 1992, Cégep International is a non-profit organization that brings together 48 Federation of Colleges members, which adhere to Cégep International and benefit mainly from its information and representative services.

Colleges Ontario: Colleges Ontario is the advocacy organization for the province’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology.

Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ): The CREPUQ is a private-sector organization that brings together, on a voluntary basis, all university institutions in Quebec.

Council of International Schools (CIS): The CIS is a not-for-profit organization composed of more than 650 member schools and 450 colleges/universities. The Canadian Higher Education Committee 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 provincial/territorial 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 30 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 the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec.

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

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

International Association of Centers for Federal Studies (IACFS): Founded in 1977, the IACFS is an association of centres and institutes throughout the world with interests in independent research and publication about political, constitutional, legal, administrative, fiscal, economic, historical and philosophical issues relevant to political systems that have federal features.

International Association of Quebec Studies (AIEQ): The AIEQ is dedicated to promoting and developing Quebec studies in Canada and abroad.

International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS): The ICCS is a federation of 22 national and multinational Canadian studies associations and four associate members in 39 countries. Its mandate is to promote and support research, education and publication in all fields of Canadian studies and in all countries. The ICCS network links over 7,000 academics and researchers.

International Public School Education Association (IPSEA): IPSEA 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.

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

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): The MCIE is an organization that is constituted and supported by the 21 institutions (elementary and 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 nine 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 [network of francophone Cegeps and colleges in Canada]): 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 communications technologies.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI): The SICI 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.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC): For more than three decades, WUSC has supported development in over 50 countries throughout the world. WUSC links governments, non-governmental organizations and institutions, and community-based organizations with Canadian expertise, services and resources to strengthen capacity and develop local potential. 

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