Canada Education Association
Education Canada Bulletin
Ideas to support education leaders

Education Research Highlights

Digital Talent Road to 2020 and Beyond

This report from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) contextualizes Canada’s digital landscape and labour market needs by 2020. Developed through extensive research, and consultations with industry, education and policy makers across Canada, the strategy targets all sectors that include ICT in their practices and depend on a strong tech-savvy workforce.
Recommendations for nurturing a strong youth talent pipeline so that education programs better align with industry needs and improve student employment outcomes include making computer science mandatory in the K-12 curriculum, integrating computational thinking (with or without devices) for students in early grades, coding for students in intermediate grades, application development, networking, and cyber security for students in advanced grades, and providing experiential learning opportunities such as co-ops or apprenticeships.
Digital Talent Road to 2020 and Beyond


The Spiral Playbook
Leading with an inquiring mindset in school systems and schools

Produced by C21 Canada – Canadians for 21st Century Learning and Innovation – The Spiral Playbook offers a framework for collaborative inquiry that puts evidence about learners at the centre of decision making. Developed by researchers Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser, the spiral of inquiry is a way to spark professional curiosity and inspire informed action and is grounded in 20 years of research and rigorous field testing with inquiry-minded educators in Canada and around the world. This report offers key insights that have emerged so far.
The Spiral Playbook


Kids’ Run Club

The Kids’ Run Club, brought to you by Ontario Doctors, is a free downloadable program that supports children and youth (Grades 1-12) to get active, have fun – and run!
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and Ophea, a not-for-profit organization championing healthy, active living in schools, have joined together to combat child obesity rates and promote healthy lifestyles with the creation of the Kids’ Run Club in Ontario – a new program that promotes running for students ages 6 to 18. Kids’ Run Club is a province-wide program that encourages the creation of run clubs and provides guidance to teachers on how to train and mentor young runners. A free downloadable program is flexible and designed to meet the needs of every participant, regardless of physical challenges or disabilities.
Kids’ Run Club

Doctors Nova Scotia (a professional association representing physicians in Nova Scotia) run a similar program. For more information, visit:

CEA News

2016 Whitworth Award for Career Education Research Co-Winners


Dr. George Sefa Dei recognized for his profound impact on the development of equitable and inclusive schooling in Canada

The CEA is proud to honour Dr. George Sefa Dei – Professor in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto – in recognition of his pioneering works on anti-racism education and inclusive schooling
Dr. Maurice Tardif recognized for redefining research on teaching in Canada


The CEA is proud to honour Dr. Maurice Tardif – Sociologist of Education in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at l’Université de Montréal in recognition for changing the way we research the teaching profession and develop teacher training policies in Canada and around the world.

For more information about these award-winning researchers, please visit:


2016 CEA Pat Clifford Award Winner: Harnessing the True Learning Potential of Multilingual Classrooms

Dr. Gail Prasad’s research highlighting the benefits of culturally and linguistically inclusive classrooms has the potential to reshape the way teachers support language learners across Canada.
CEA is proud to recognize Dr. Gail Prasad – Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the department of Curriculum and Instruction, and PhD graduate of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto – as the recipient of the 2016 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education. This prestigious award is in recognition of her work in redefining the ways in which teachers can maximize learning for all students in our increasingly multilingual classrooms.

To access a Q & A article with Dr. Prasad, and for a bibliography of her work, please visit:


To see the featured Corwin books we have selected which may be of interest to you, go to the ‘Bookstore’ section of the CEA website!

Contact for more details.

Featured Book:

In-depth research, action steps, and a three-part School Voice Model highlight a step-by-step process for incorporating teacher voice for meaningful school reform. With this breakthrough guide you’ll inspire teachers to effectively express themselves, define a sense of purpose, work collaboratively, and use technology for powerful school change. Includes teacher interviews.


Teacher Voice
Amplifying Success

CEA organizational members, don't forget to use your preferred member promo code!



CEA is proud to partner with Edvantage

Attention CEA Members! We are proud to announce that CEA has partnered with Edvantage to provide our members and their staff with access to savings, special offers, contests and exclusive events from over 50 partners. Visit to view a full list of Edvantage partners. To sign up, go to and register using the online form. For more information contact
Organizational members of CEA (incl. school districts, faculties of education and associations), please pass on this great benefit to your staff members!



School Calendar 2016-2017

CEA's School Calendar , published annually in September, provides all opening and closing dates, PA/PD Days, statutory holidays, and spring breaks for mid to large school boards across Canada. This free downloadable resource is an essential tool for conference, event, and vacation planners, and has been one of the most downloaded documents from the CEA’s website for the past three years.

School Calendar 2016-2017 


Education Canada March 2017 Issue

Education Canada, CEA’s flagship publication, offers readers insight into Canadian education with both English and French content. The magazine examines issues, trends, leadership, policy, practice and research in education.  Please contact us for exciting advertising opportunities (print and online) and connect with CEA members and education professionals in a $75 billion sector!
Space closing for the March 2017 issue is February 3, 2017.



The CEA has Moved!

Our new address is:

60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 703
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 1N5

Our website, email, phone, fax, and toll-free phone numbers will remain the same.

Please note that our office will be closed from Friday, December 23rd and will reopen on Tuesday January 3.


Latest Education Research



Lindamood-Bell offers solutions for many learning difficulties. Join us for our highly interactive Workshops in Toronto, Edmonton, and Halifax. Learn to develop reading, spelling, comprehension, and math with our unique programs that focus on the processes necessary for reading and comprehension. For more information and to register, visit


Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

The UBC Faculty of Education has announced three professional learning courses in Indigenous Education that will take place in 2017:

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education | Online MOOC (poster)
Aboriginal Education in Canada | UBC Vancouver (poster)
Ecology, Technology, and Indigeneity in the High Amazon Summer Institute | Lamas, Peru (poster)
The MOOC – Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – is open registration for anyone; it is a free course delivered entirely online.
Visit the website for more detailed information, and program contacts:


2016 Annual Learning Forward Conference

Dec. 3-7, 2016
Vancouver Convention Centre
When it comes to learning about educator professional learning, this is THE conference. Join thousands of other practitioners, presenters, and thought leaders that attend each year as they share:
  • How to solve professional development challenges at all levels;
  • New research;
  • Introductory- and advanced-level learning; and
  • The latest topics and data on professional learning best practices and technology.
Don't miss this chance to collaborate with education leaders from around the world and gain valuable connections, tools, learning opportunities, and strategies.
For more information and to register, please visit:

Employment Opportunities

Are you passionate about education and the role that social media can play in influencing innovation and change in our classrooms? The Canadian Education Association has a challenging employment opportunity for you.

Our soon-to-be-launched EdCan Network brand requires a Digital Marketing Advisor – a fluently bilingual online “jack-of-all-trades” to manage content for our new website and social media channels. The ideal candidate is adaptable, strategic, independent and knows how to leverage social media to build visibility for our content. Knowledge of videography and post-production would be considered distinct assets, or to have the capacity to master these skills quickly and effectively. This could be a telecommuting position for the right candidate.
Join our team of passionate educators advancing ideas for greater student and teacher engagement in public education.
For more information:

Please submit your application – including links to your digital footprint and/or video clips – by December 12, 2016 to:

Place your employment opportunity here and reach CEA’s pan-Canadian network of education professionals by contacting