Education and training

  • In 1990, amendments to the Education Act gave Acadians and Francophones the right to governance of their own schools.
  • A decision by the Supreme Court of Canada in January 2000 was a victory for parents in Summerside/Miscouche parents; they had been asking the province for a French school in Summerside.
  • There are six French-language schools in Prince Edward Island, in Charlottetown, Abram-Village, DeBlois, Rustico, Summerside and Souris. In 2007-08, slightly more than 700 Francophone students were registered in Frenchlanguage schools.
  • There is a French-language nursery school in each of the province's six Acadian regions and child care services in the Acadian regions.
  • Refrancization classes at the preschool level in certain regions.
  • Centre de ressources pédagogiques J.-Albert-Gallant in the Evangeline region.
  • French post-secondary education has been available since 1995 in Prince Edward Island through the Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. from its education centres located in Wellington, DeBlois and Charlottetown. This institution provides adult Francophone Islanders with post-secondary education in French and a training service through a range of part-time and custom courses.
  • In 2008, the Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. was granted official status by the Government of Prince Edward Island as a post-secondary education institution.