November 30 2022

Montreal, November 30, 2022 - The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) welcomes the initiative by Statistics Canada to add the very important minority education rights holders component to the 2021 census.

QESBA has been lobbying for two decades for Statistics Canada to add this element to the Canadian census as gathering the data in Québec has been challenging.

“The report released this morning is very elaborate and needs more analysis by the QESBA, but we welcome the fact that we now will have a clear portrait moving forward for our nine English language school boards across Québec,” said QESBA President Dan Lamoureux.

“The number of English eligible students in Québec is higher than anticipated and gives us a very important starting point to build a strategy in the years to follow. It will help us examine how we can do better to meet the educational needs of our community,” concluded the President.

QESBA is the voice of English public education in Québec and represents 100,000 students in over 300 elementary, high schools, and adult and vocational centres across Québec.