Our Partners in Education
In addition to the direct stakeholders in our schools, such as parents, students and staff, the Public Schools Branch works with a range of partners at government and community levels. The following are just a few of those partners.
Canadian Parents for French - PEI
Canadian Parents for French – Prince Edward Island, is a registered charitable organization. It is one of ten provincial branches of the national organization, Canadian Parents for French. They have local Chapters across the province that carry out activities that support French as a second language (FSL) learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Each CPF PEI Branch and Chapter is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents PSB bus drivers, administrative assistants, educational assistants, custodial staff and other educational support staff.
Child and Youth Advocate
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate supports the rights of children and youth in Prince Edward Island, making sure they have a voice in decisions that affect them. Staff of the office review provincial programs and laws that affect children and youth to ensure their rights are protected their well-being is protected. The Child and Youth Advocate is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly.
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning (DELL) develops and delivers high quality programs and curriculum in English and French to Island children from birth to Grade 12. The PSB works closely with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning (DELL) which provides the Branch with funding for infrastructure, personnel and learning resources, to enable the Branch to fulfill its mandate.
District Advisory Councils
District Advisory Councils (DACs) help shape an education system that is focused on and meets the needs of learners. They advise the Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning on education issues; identify education priorities within their own district; engage school communities in discussions; and foster collaboration among school councils, home and school associations and the community. DACs consider a balance between local issues brought forward by council members and topics on which the DELL and PSB are seeking advice.
Home and School Associations/Parent Councils
Home and school associations and parent councils provide a critical link between schools and parents and play a key role in reaching out to the broader community. They serve in an advisory role to principals regarding various school matters and help to build awareness among parents. All 56 PSB schools have an active home and school association or parent council that follows a set of guiding principles: to obtain the best for each child in the school; to foster cooperation between parents and teachers, so that every child may grow to their full potential; to be informed, constructive partners with educators; and to promote high standards of well-being in each child’s life.
La Commission scolaire de langue française
La Commission scolaire de langue française (CSLF) represents all six of Prince Edward Island's French public schools.
PEI Teachers' Federation
The PEI Teachers' Federation represents over 1700 public school educators in the province of Prince Edward Island. Their objectives are to advance and promote the interests of education and to advance, promote and safeguard the interests of the teaching profession and its membership.