Following are a variety of examples of student voice in Canadian education agencies.
Student voice is happening in a growing number of agencies in Canada.
Every province in the nation has a Ministry of Education, as well as local education districts for both public schools and religious schools. These all deal with early childhood education, K-12 schools and higher education. Other government education agencies address specific populations, including Native communities and others.
Local Districts / Divisions
Every province is divided into districts or divisions. Board members or trustees are elected to lead the district. School boards follow their province’s common curriculum.
- Student Trustees in Alberta
- Student Trustees in British Columbia
- Student Trustees in New Brunswick
- Student Trustees in Ontario
Ministries of Education
- Alberta Education
- British Columbia Ministry of Education
- Manitoba Education and Literacy
- New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education
- Nova Scotia Department of Education and Culture
- Nunavut Department of Education
- Northwest Territories Department of Education and Employment
- Ontario Ministry of Education
- Prince Edward Island Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- Québec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports
- Saskatchewan Education
- Yukon Education
- Province-By-Province Laws Affecting Student Involvement in Decision-Making
- Students as Advisors
- The Guide to Student Voice
- DECODE (2010) Student Council Participation and Broader Civic Engagement: A Preliminary Study. Library of Parliment.
- Critchley, S. (2003) “The Nature and Extent of Student Involvement in Educational Policy-Making in Canadian School Systems,” Educational Management Administration & Leadership. 31: 97.