The purpose of PAC

The 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.

2021/22 to 2022/23 OLEP PAC members

Francophone representatives:

  • Anne-Marie Boucher, Executive Director, Fédération des conseils scolaires francophone de l’Alberta (FCSFA)
  • Brigitte Kropielnicki, Superintendent of Schools, Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest

French second-language representatives:

  • David Keohane, Executive Director, College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS)
  • Darren Young, Deputy Superintendent, Peace Wapiti School Division
  • Helmut Kaiser, Director, Instructional Services, Calgary Catholic School Division
  • Marnie Beaudoin, Director, Curriculum and Learning Supports, Edmonton School Division
  • Ryan Marshall, Director, Elk Island School Division
  • Dr. Buffy Michael, Superintendent/CEO, Tempo School

Representatives from Alberta Education:

  • Ministry of Education (Chair) – Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Services and Governance or Designate
  • Ministry of Education (Secretariat) – Director, Intergovernmental Relations or Designate

PAC Terms of Reference

The terms of reference document is being finalized and will be available in the near future.


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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