The central theme for the 2021 National Congress on Rural Education in Canada is Rural Education Beyond Borders: Reframing the Conversation. School .. Read more divisions of all sizes, demographics, and locations are using the virtual environment to explore rural and remote education in Canada, North America, and internationally. National Congress provides a forum for delegates to collaborate with neighbours and meet new global colleagues who are committed to reframing conversations around rural and remote education. Courageous conversations about why rural education matters will be facilitated so that trustees, parents/caregivers, school-based and system leaders, educational partners, and academics can hear promising practices that can be adapted to work in their rural or remote context. Bev Busson never imagined her decision to join the RCMP back in 1974 as one of the first female members, would lead her to becoming one of Canada’s most powerful women. Not only was Bev one of the first women to join the RCMP but she was also the first woman to be appointed to the position of Commanding Officer of a Province, the first women to be appointed as Commissioner of the RCMP and the first police officer to ever be awarded the Order of British Columbia. She is also a Commander of the Order of Merit of Police Forces, and in 2006 was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women.
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