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FOR RELEASE
July 11, 2016

Yukon’s Minister of Education attends pan-Canadian meeting of Education Ministers

TORONTO—Minister of Education Doug Graham joined provincial and territorial ministers for the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) annual meeting in Toronto last week.

“I would like to thank my ministerial colleagues for a productive discussion and for sharing what their jurisdictions are working on,” Graham said. “I was proud to share some of the great work being done in Yukon schools and for learners of all ages, such as our unique partnerships in education with Yukon First Nations, our innovative experiential learning initiatives and our work to prepare students for their lives after high school.”

The ministers discussed a range of topics at the CMEC meeting, including Indigenous education, the development of global competencies, the sustainability of provincial and territorial post-secondary education and the milestone transitions for students, such as high school to post-secondary.

Discussions about Indigenous education across Canada focused on how to improve outcomes and address the educational achievement gap for First Nations, Inuit and Métis learners. Definitions of global competencies – the skills that students of all ages need to succeed in today’s economy and society, including literacy and numeracy – were also discussed.

“It was a pleasure to join my ministerial colleagues to exchange ideas and collaborate together on education across Canada,” Graham added. “Education is a field that is always evolving and this meeting is an important forum to discuss emerging priorities and issues affecting learners in Yukon and other provinces and territories.”

Learn more:
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

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Contact:

Michael Edwards
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7910
michael.edwards@gov.yk.ca

Michele Royle
Communications, Education
867-393-7105
michele.royle@gov.yk.ca


News release #16-256