Canadian Education Association
The Canadian Education Association (CEA), established in 1891, is Canada's oldest national education association. It is a bilingual, federally incorporated non-profit organization with charitable tax status that fosters dialogue on education policy. Their objective is to link researchers, teachers, government and education leaders and students.
The association was originally established in 1891 as the Dominion Education Association, led by the Ontario Minister of Education, G. W. Ross. In 1918 the DEA became representative of every province. It wasn't until several years later that each province agreed to provide financial support to the association. In 1938 the CEA was renamed to the Canada and Newfoundland Education Association (CNEA) but was renamed the Canadian Education Association in 1946 upon receiving the approval of Newfoundland.
The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) was established in 1967, which encouraged the provinces to continue financial support. The CEA became federally incorporated in 1981 after the Yukon and Northwest Territories joined in 1980.
The CEA's publications includes a magazine, Education Canada, published five times a year; a bilingual directory of education contacts called Ki-Es-Ki; and a school calendar of opening and closing dates for each province.
From 2003 to 2006, the CEA published four annual newspaper inserts (jointly published in 2005 with AUCC and in 2006 with ACCC) entitled New Knowledge for a New Economy.
The CEA is governed by two bodies, a management board and a council. The CEO is Ron Canuel and the current president is Lynn Zucker.
- The Canadian Education Association: The First 100 Years 1891-1991, by G. E. Malcolm and Robert E. Blair. Toronto: Canadian Education Association, 1992.