The purpose of PAC

The OLEP PAC is a committee comprised of proportional representation of members from diverse geographical regions including:

  • French minority-language and second-language school authorities
  • rural and urban school authorities
  • public and separate school authorities, and
  • officials from Alberta Education

The committee discusses and strategizes direction and leadership 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.

Membership is renewed every two years, and a recruitment process for new members is being developed.

2019-20 to 2020-21 OLEP PAC members

French minority-language school authority representatives:

  • Anne-Marie Boucher, Executive Director, Fédération des conseils scolaires francophone de l’Alberta (FCSFA)
  • Robert Lessard, Superintendent, Greater North Central Francophone Education Region

French second-language school authority representatives:

  • Barry Litun, Executive Director, College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) – ending July 31, 2020
  • David Keohane, Executive Director, College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS)– effective August 1st, 2020
  • Helmut Kaiser, Director, Instructional Services, Calgary Catholic School Division
  • Sandy MacDonald, Superintendent, Grande Prairie School Division
  • Ryan Marshall, Director, Elk Island School Division
  • Carra Aschenmeier, Director of Curriculum, Grande Yellowhead School Division

Ministry of Education representatives:

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


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]