The purpose of PAC

The Official Languages in Education Programs Provincial Advisory Committee (OLEP PAC) is a committee comprised of proportional representation of members from diverse geographical regions including:

  • Francophone regional authorities and second-language school authorities
  • rural and urban school authorities
  • public and separate school authorities, and
  • representatives from Alberta Education

The committee discusses and strategizes direction and leadership related to official languages in education programs to ensure the vitality of francophone education and French second-language programming in Alberta through:

  • targeted funding;
  • enriched program delivery; and
  • collaborative action.

It is not a decision-making body.

2023/24 OLEP PAC members

Francophone representatives:

  • Anne-Marie Boucher, Executive Director, Fédération des conseils scolaires francophone de l’Alberta (FCSFA)
  • Dolorèse Nolette, Superintendent of Schools, Conseil scolaire Centre-Est

French second-language representatives:

  • David Keohane, Executive Director, College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS)
  • Diana Boisvert, Director French Language Resource Centre, Peace Wapiti School Division
  • Martin Poirier, Education Director, Area 6 and Languages, Calgary School Division
  • Dr. Sarah Fedoration, Manager of English as an Additional Language and Language Programs, Edmonton Catholic School Division
  • Marie-Astrid Detharet, French Immersion Coordinator of Learning Services, Chinook's Edge School Division
  • Dr. Buffy Michael, Superintendent/CEO, Tempo School

Representatives from Alberta Education:

  • Jeff Willan (Chair) – Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Services and Governance
  • Regena Wiseman (Secretariat) – Director, Intergovernmental Relations
  • Zoe Cooper – Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations
  • Rachelle Bruneau – Director, French Language Services

PAC Terms of Reference

OLEP – Provincial Advisory Committee: Terms of Reference


Connect with the Alberta Official Languages in Education Programs (OLEP) office:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-2940
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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