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Ontario Government Agency History (AA79)

Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training


History and Function

Name
Ministry of Education and Training
Dates of Existence
1993-1999
Function
The Ministry of Education and Training is responsible for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education in Ontario, and for skills development and training. Activities of the ministry include the development of educational guidelines and policies; monitoring schools and school boards; the certification of teachers; providing operating and capital grants to school boards, colleges and universities; administering financial assistance programs for eligible students; and the management of the Provincial Schools for the Blind and Deaf. In the area of training, the ministry is responsible for supporting apprenticeship and employer-based training programs; conducting labour market research; and developing, administering and supporting various employment initiatives and services.
Administrative History

The Ministries of Education, Colleges and Universities, and Skills Development, were merged into a new Ministry of Education and Training on February 3, 1993. The only immediate administrative changes at this time were the renaming of the three former ministries as 'departments', and the creation of the Department of jobsOntario Training (jobsOntario Training was a three year skills development initiative by the government). The new ministry also continued the Ontario Training Adjustment Board Project (the OTAB Project) which was responsible for supervising the creation of the Ontario Training Adjustment Board (OTAB).

By 1995, the ministry was reorganized into five divisions: the Anti-Racism, Access and Equity Division; the Elementary, Secondary, Post-Secondary Operations and French-Language Education Division; the Open Learning and Training Division (renamed the Training Division in 1996); the Organization Development and Services Division; and the Policy, Priorities and Curriculum Development Division.

Agencies which report to the ministry include the Aboriginal Education Council, the Advisory Council on Special Education, the Franco- Ontarian Education and Training Council, the College Relations Commission, Education Relations Commission, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), the Languages of Instruction Commission of Ontario, the Ontario Council of Regents for Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, the Ontario Council on University Affairs, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, the Teacher Education Council, and the Provincial Schools Authority, among others.

Authorizing Agent

No new legislation was passed with the creation of the Ministry of Education and Training. Instead it operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Education Act and Ministry of Colleges and Universities Act.

Equivalent Name

Ontario. Ministère de l'Éducation et de la Formation

Agency Also Known As

MET

MEF

Source Note

Canadiana Name Authorities, 1996-12-24

KWIC Indexes, 1993-1997

Government of Ontario Telephone Directories, 1993-1998

Inventory 2 - Education (1997)

ONTERM Government Translation Service Database


Agencies that preceded and/or succeeded this agency

Predecessor Agenices

Ontario. Ministry of Education (1972-1993)

Ontario. Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Ontario. Ministry of Skills Development

Successor Agencies

Ontario. Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Ontario. Ministry of Education (1999- )


Subordinate Agencies

These agencies reported to the Ministry of Education and Training.

Click on a title for more information about an agency and for links to descriptions of the archival records that the agency created.

Agency Name Dates of Existence
Ontario Council on University Affairs 1974-1996
Ontario Parent Council 1993-2005
Ontario School for the Blind 1872-
Ontario Training and Adjustment Board Project 1991-1993
Ontario. Aboriginal Education Council 1991-1996
Ontario. Adult Education Project 1996-2000
Ontario. Apprenticeship and Client Services Branch 1986-1996
Ontario. College Relations Commission 1975-
Ontario. Colleges Branch 1996-2008
Ontario. Commission for Planning and Implementing Changes in Governance and Administration of Secondary Education in Ontario 1984-1996
Ontario. Community Education and Outreach Branch 1991-1993
Ontario. Council for Franco-Ontarian Education 1972-1994
Ontario. Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch 1993-
Ontario. Education Finance Branch 1996-2018
Ontario. Education Quality and Accountability Office 1995-
Ontario. Education Relations Commission 1975-1998
Ontario. Franco-Ontarian Education and Training Council 1994-1996
Ontario. French Language Education Policy and Programs Branch 1993-
Ontario. Independent Learning Centre 1926-2002
Ontario. Learning Assessment Branch 1991-1993
Ontario. Literacy Branch 1988-1994
Ontario. Ministry of Education (1972-1993). Human Resources Branch 1987-1993
Ontario. Ministry of Education (1972-1993). Ontario Assessment Instruments Pool Unit 1987-1995
Ontario. Ministry of Education (1972-1993). Policy Analysis and Research Branch 1987-1993
Ontario. Ministry of Education (1999-). Communications Branch 1979-
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Access and Equity Team 1993-1996
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Anti-discrimination and Equal Opportunity Branch 1997-1998
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Anti-racism and Ethnocultural Equity Team 1993-1996
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Anti-racism, Access and Equity Division 1995-1997
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Audit Team 1993-1996
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Audit Unit 1996-1999
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Capital and Operating Grants Administration Branch 1993-1999
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Corporate Policy Leadership Team 1993-1997
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Human Resources Planning and Services Branch 1996-
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Intergovernmental and Global Relations Team 1993-1996
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Labour Market Policy, Planning and Research Branch 1996-
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Local Boards Liaison / Community Relations 1996-1999
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Office of the Deputy Minister 1993-1999
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Office of the Minister 1993-1999
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Policy and Programs Branch 1993-1994
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Policy Branch 1997-
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Program Policy Support Team 1993-1996
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Resource Policy and Planning Team 1993-1996
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Statistical Services Group 1903-1996
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Strategic Alliances Team 1993-1996
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Training Division 1996-
Ontario. Ministry of Education and Training. Workplace Preparation Branch 1996-1999
Ontario. Ministry of Education. Field Services Branch 1997-
Ontario. Ministry of Education. Legal Services Branch 1993-
Ontario. Ministry of Education. Postsecondary Education Division 1996-
Ontario. Ministry of Skills Development. Federal/Provincial Relations Branch 1986-1994
Ontario. Ministry of Skills Development. Skills Development Division 1990-1993
Ontario. Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Universities Branch 1996-2007
Ontario. Open Learning and Training Division 1993-1996
Ontario. Organization Development and Services Division 1993-
Ontario. Partnership and Service Development Branch 1990-1995
Ontario. Private Vocational Schools Unit 1975-
Ontario. School Board Information Technology Branch 1992-1997
Ontario. School Business and Finance Branch 1984-1993
Ontario. Secondary School Project 1998-2003
Ontario. Student Awards Branch 1967-
Ontario. Teacher and Student Information Services Team 1993-1996
Ontario. Workplace Support Services Branch 1995-2008
Ontario. Youth Employment Services Branch 1985-1994
Pine Ridge School (Bowmanville, Ont.) 1925-1979

Archival Record Series Created by this Agency

Click on a reference code for more information about a series of records.

Reference Code Series Title

RG 2-38

Deputy Minister of Education files

RG 2-40

Council of Ministers of Education files

RG 2-48

Ministry of Education school September reports

RG 2-61

Provincial schools correspondence and administration files

RG 72-1

Files of the Minister of Skills Development

RG 2-118

Ministry of Education news releases

RG 2-124

Ministry of Education Architectural Services general administration files

RG 2-138

Ministry of Education Personnel Branch Director's files

RG 2-143

School Board Services Unit operational files

RG 2-150

Ministry of Education executive correspondence files

RG 2-152

Minister of Education correspondence files

RG 2-185

Files of the Assistant Deputy Minister for Franco-Ontario Education

RG 2-190

General administration files of the Education Relations Commission

RG 2-191

School Board correspondence files of the Education Relations Commission

RG 2-200

Council for Franco-Ontarian Education operational files

RG 2-215

Ministry of Education legislation and legal services operational files

RG 2-219

Ministry of Education private school files

RG 2-225

School attendance policy files

RG 2-236

Ministry of Education research operational files

RG 2-238

Ministry of Education Policy Analysis and Research Branch administrative files

RG 2-241

Special Education Branch general correspondence and administration files

RG 2-243

Circular 14 text book files

RG 2-246

Northwestern Ontario dissolved school board files

RG 2-263

Files of the Task Force on the Educational Needs of the Native People of Ontario

RG 2-275

Northeastern Ontario dissolved school boards records

RG 2-276

Ministry of Education French Language Professional Development and Cultural Activities Program funding files

RG 2-277

Midnorthern Ontario dissolved school boards records

RG 2-287

Ministry of Education corporate issues files

RG 2-288

Ministry of Education Architectural Services Section research project files

RG 2-290

Learning Materials Fund (French-language) development files

RG 2-295

Ministry of Education liaison files

RG 2-308

Ministry of Education Internal Audit Branch operational files

RG 2-312

Ministry of Education corporate planning and financial management operational files

RG 2-316

Records of the Commission for Planning and Implementing Changes in Governance and Administration of Secondary Education in Ontario

RG 2-339

School attendance case files

RG 2-341

School Board applications for grant-eligible courses

RG 2-343

Centre for Secondary and Adult Education operational files

RG 2-356

Ontario Assessment Instruments Pool records

RG 2-359

Teachers' Pension Policy Unit operational files

RG 2-376

Records of the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Learning Services Division

RG 2-378

Ministry of Education architectural drawings of schools

RG 2-379

French language education in Ontario operational files

RG 2-381

Ministry of Education's Schools / Colleges Project files

RG 2-383

Education Finance Reform Secretariat Project files

RG 2-384

Educator and student application files from the Ministry of Education's Exchange Experience Programs

RG 2-387

Ministry of Education Anti-racism and Ethnocultural Equity Team operational files

RG 2-395

Northern Education Project files

RG 2-398

Ministry of Education anti-racism, access and equity operational files

RG 2-399

Community Based Demonstration Pilot project files

RG 2-401

JobsOntario training policy files

RG 2-402

Subject files of the Minister of Education

RG 2-403

Ontario Parent Council files

RG 2-405

Aboriginal Education Council files

RG 2-406

Issues Management and Media Relations files of the Ministry of Education and Training

RG 2-407

Subject files of the Education Quality and Accountability Office

RG 2-408

Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch native education files

RG 2-409

Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch policy implementation files

RG 2-414

Working files of the Education Relations Commission

RG 2-420

Orders-in-Council of the Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Education

RG 2-421

Contracts and agreements files of the Ministry of Education

RG 2-445

Ministry of Education artwork and posters files

RG 32-10

Administrative records of the Fellowships for Studying in French Program

RG 32-19

Teacher Education Branch records

RG 32-21

Correspondence of the Ontario Council on University Affairs

RG 32-30

Administrative records of the College Affairs Branch

RG 32-31

Ministry of Colleges and Universities capital projects records

RG 32-37

Records of the Ontario Council on University Affairs

RG 32-39

Administrative records of the Private Vocational Schools Unit

RG 32-61

Audits of college enrolment in Ontario

RG 32-62

College financial support operational files

RG 32-63

Audited financial statements for Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

RG 32-66

College program development and approval files

RG 32-67

Audited financial statements for universities

RG 32-69

Administrative records of the French Language Services Section

RG 32-71

Student awards operational records

RG 32-75

Research files of the Ontario Council on University Affairs

RG 32-84

Ministry of Colleges and Universities Academic Advisory Committee's operational files

RG 32-85

News releases and press statements from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities' Communications Branch

RG 32-86

Intergovernmental and Global Relations Team operational files

RG 32-87

Special purpose grants files of the Colleges Branch

RG 32-88

College Standard and Accreditation Council files

RG 32-90

Funding and fee policy development files for Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

RG 32-91

University Restructuring Steering Committee files

RG 32-92

Program Quality Unit of the College Affairs Branch policy and standards files

RG 32-93

Ministry of Education and Training Communications Branch operational files

RG 32-94

Ontario College of Art Restructuring Team project files

RG 32-98

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities short-term capital projects files

RG 32-99

Records of the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Postsecondary Education Division

RG 72-10

Statistical report files relating to the FUTURES program

RG 72-15

Student Job and Career Preparation files

RG 72-18

Files of Community Industrial Training Committees

RG 72-23

Files of provincial and local advisory committees on apprenticeship matters

RG 72-29

Adult Basic Literacy and Ontario Community Literacy administration files

RG 72-39

Ontario Help Centre Program files

RG 72-45

Adult Basic Literacy and Ontario Community Literacy grant files

RG 72-47

Youth Employment Counselling Centres project files

RG 72-48

Pre-Employment Preparation files

RG 72-50

Ontario Basic Skills Program files

RG 72-51

Ontario Skills administrative files

RG 72-53

Ontario Basic Skills in the Workplace Program files

RG 72-64

Technologists and Technicians Skills Upgrading Program files

RG 72-65

Ontario Training Trust Fund files

RG 72-66

Labour Adjustment Program files of the Literacy Branch of the Ministry of Education and Training

RG 72-67

Literacy Branch administration files

RG 72-69

Ontario Skills selected case files

RG 72-70

Trades Updating Program operational files

RG 72-71

Multicultural Workplace Program files

RG 72-72

Access to Apprenticeship Program files

RG 72-74

Labour Market Policy Coordination Unit files

RG 72-78

Files of the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Open Learning and Training Division

RG 72-80

Fiscal monitoring and reporting files relating to youth employment programs

RG 72-83

Files of the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Training Division

RG 72-84

Social Service Employment Program / Summer Employment Experience Program administration records

RG 72-87

Operational files of the Independent Learning Centre Program and Development Unit

RG 72-88

Labour mobility files of the Labour Market Policy, Planning and Research Branch

RG 72-90

Apprenticeship Reform Project files

RG 72-91

Workplace Support Services Branch Director's files

RG 72-92

Local Apprenticeship Committee correspondence files

RG 72-94

Labour Market Development Agreement subject files

RG 32-102

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Labour Market Policy Planning and Research Branch Director's files

RG 32-103

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Colleges Branch Director's files

RG 32-109

Operating and special purpose grants files of the Universities Branch

RG 32-110

Degree granting files

RG 32-113

Governance and Operational Support Unit subject files

RG 32-114

Access and Equity Team postsecondary operational files

RG 32-115

Records of the Universities Branch

RG 32-116

Advisory Panel on Future Directions of Postsecondary Education (Smith Panel) files

RG 32-117

Learning Opportunities Task Force files

RG 32-119

Colleges Branch governance and accountability files