The ARPDC are dedicated to promoting student learning and achievement; school improvement; and parental engagement in the educational process through the provision of effective professional development services, at the local, regional and provincial levels.
Formed in 1929 as an affiliate of the Canadian Home and School Federation, the Alberta School Councils' Association (ASCA) has changed over the years as parental involvement and engagement in education became increasingly valued and supported. In 1995, revisions to the Alberta School Act included mandated school councils - a forum for parents to advise the principal and school board on education matters.
ASCA's role evolved to promote and support strong school communities with effective school councils as a means to facilitate collaborations among education partners, including parents, to enhance student learning.
Alberta Education is the provincial government department responsible for the delivery of education programs and services for people of all ages. It works with parents, educators, business and industry to create opportunities for Albertans to learn throughout their lives.
The former ministry of Learning has been divided into Alberta Education (for K-12 education) and Alberta Advanced Education (for post-secondary education) effective November 25, 2004. The new location for the Alberta Advanced Education website is: http://www.education.alberta.ca
The Association is the professional organization of teachers in Alberta. Its objectives are set out in the Teaching Profession Act.
The Association of School Business Officials of Alberta is a professional association dedicated to promoting the highest standards of school business management in all aspects, and the status, competency, leadership qualities, and ethical standards of school business officials at all levels.
The members of the College of Alberta School Superintendents have created a collegial organization of certified professionals to meet broad common interests and goals.