Education and training

  • The Acadian and francophone community governs its own schools through the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP), with a common curriculum in place;
  • A provincial teaching resource centre;
  • Université Sainte-Anne has a university campus in Pointe-de-l'Église in the Southwest, as well as four satellite training centres: Tusket (Argyle region in the Southwest) Dartmouth (metropolitan region); Petit-de-Grat (Richmond region in the South of Cape Breton Island) and Saint-Joseph-du-Moine (Cheticamp region in the North of Cape Breton Island).
  • 19 French-language Acadian schools;
  • 14 Acadian preschool centres and a provincial preschool resource centre;
  • A French section within the Nova Scotia Department of Education;
  • School Act in compliance with the Charter since January 1996;
  • Annual French pride week in Nova Scotia's Acadian schools;
  • Équipe de l'alphabétisation de la Nouvelle-Écosse, a literacy working group offering French reading and writing programs for Acadian adults;
  • Acadian Education Partners Committee;
  • Réseau des Sites P@C - the goal of a P@C website is to provide citizens with affordable access to the Internet, as well as tech services and training. The Réseau acadien des sites P@C de la Nouvelle-Écosse is governed by the Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse (FANE) and works to support P@C websites that are designated French or bilingual across the province, and ensures their viability.