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Ron Canuel Appointed as CEA’s New Chief Executive Officer

Toronto – September 13, 2010 – The Canadian Education Association (CEA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Canuel as its new CEO. An accomplished leader in public education, Mr. Canuel will strengthen CEA’s position as an authority on innovation in teaching and learning in Canada.

“I have always considered myself to be a catalyst for change and appreciate how change in education can and should happen,” said Mr. Canuel. “The opportunities provided to me while speaking at conferences around the world have further enhanced my appreciation of the challenges, strengths, and future orientations of public education.”

Mr. Canuel has over 34 years of experience in the public education sector, most recently as Director General of the Eastern Townships School Board in Quebec, where he was the principal architect of one of the first Canadian district-wide wireless laptop computer program for students and teachers. He has received numerous awards in recognition of this ongoing initiative, and has been a frequent presenter and lecturer at national and international conferences on change management, innovation in education, leadership, and technology in the classroom.

“Ron is known for his commitment to the education of all students and his innovative approach to furthering the development of publicly funded schools, and we are ecstatic to have him join our organization to contribute his expertise towards CEA’s ambitious transformation agenda,” said CEA President Carole Olsen.

Mr. Canuel will begin his appointment on October 1, 2010. He succeeds Penny Milton, who is retiring after 14 years of exemplary leadership that has elevated the Association to new levels of growth and influence.

CEA is a cross-Canada network of leaders in the education, research and policy, not for profit and business sectors. CEA conducts research, generates constructive ideas, and shares them through collaboration with educators, students, and other stakeholders. CEA is committed to advancing ideas that lead to greater student and teacher engagement; teaching that inspires all students to learn; and schools that ensure both equity and excellence to meet the developmental needs of all learners in our global and changing society.

For more information:
Max Cooke
CEA Director of Communications (bilingual)
416-591-6300 ext. 225