Welcome to the Ministry Of Education
The Ministry provides leadership and direction to the early learning and child care, Kindergarten through Grade 12 education, literacy, and library sectors. The Ministry supports the sectors through funding, governance, and accountability, with a focus on improving student achievement.
The Ministry is committed to improving the learning success and well-being of all Saskatchewan children and youth, and the enhancement of literacy for all Saskatchewan people.
Our Minister Russ Marchuk
CANADA S4S 0B3
Telephone: (306) 787-7360
Fax: (306) 798-0263
Our Deputy Minister Cheryl Senecal
Deputy Minister's Office
5th Floor, 2220 College Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 4V9
Telephone: (306) 787-2471
Fax: (306) 787-1300
The Plan for 2013-14 presents the Ministry’s planned activities for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. The most recent Annual Report reports on public commitments and other key accomplishments of the Ministry in 2011-12. The Annual Report is tabled in the legislature on or before July 29 each year and communicates both financial and non-financial results achieved over the past year.
Contact information for the Deputy Minister's Office
The Communications Branch is responsible for the Ministry's strategic communications planning and implementation. It provides professional advice to Ministry employees regarding the effective communications of programs and initiatives to key partners, other sector stakeholders and the public. The branch provides the Minister's office with support for strategic opportunities such as speeches, news conferences and other media events working closely with Executive Council to ensure government-wide planning and co-ordination and to reflect government-wide priorities. The branch oversees the public inquiry line and manages the Ministry website, media relations, advertising, design, printing and public opinion research for the Ministry.
The branch leads corporate financial management activities for the Ministry. This work includes strategic and operational budget development; oversight of in-year financial management processes; and accounting for Ministry expenditures. Ministry expenditures are processed by Advanced Education, Employment and Labour which is managed through a shared service arrangement between the Ministries. The branch is the Ministry's primary liaison with Treasury Board branch; the Provincial Comptroller's office; and the Provincial Auditor's office. The branch is also responsible for the Ministry Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit functions.
The Early Years Branch is leading the implementation of an integrated approach to early learning and care and a significant expansion and quality enhancement initiatives in licensed child care and the province's Prekindergarten programs. The branch also provides ongoing supports to the KidsFirst program management teams.
The Education Funding Branch provides responsible, accountable and equitable management of the PreK-12 financing system. The Branch also provides information to the public and education stakeholders on school division finance, management and administration.
The Human Resource Service Team (HRST) is the Ministry's Human Resource service provider. Operating in a shared services arrangement, the services, as outlined in the Client Service Agreement (CSA) between the Ministry and the Public Service Commission, include HR consulting and advisory services and supports that assist the Ministry in achieving its strategic goals, and support for recruiting, developing and retaining a representative workforce that has the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively carry out the mandate of the Ministry.
The HRST also provides support for position classification, advice on organizational development and improvement, assistance with the development of the human resource plan and advice regarding human resource policies and matters relating to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The branch brings together the Business and Technology Solutions Unit, the Sector Technologies and Network Services Unit, the Student and Teacher Services Unit, and a new Data Value and Interpretation Unit, with a resposibility to ensure the information and date collected by the Ministry supports the Ministry and sectors' strategic objectives and to manage the related information and technical infrastructure.
The branch manages the capital budget of the ministry, develops and maintains infrastructure project guidelines and policies, and works with school divisions in the preparation of capital asset plans.
The Provincial Library develops the legislative and policy framework for the operations of the Saskatchewan public library system and the Multitype Library Board. It administers grants, provides province-wide library policies, maintains an electronic library information network, including the Single Integrated Library System and coordinates resource sharing activities such as interlibrary loans, virtual reference, databases and multilingual services.
- Literacy Office
The Literacy Office raises public awareness of the importance of literacy and works with communities to coordinate a provincial approach to basic literacy and essential skills development for learners of all ages. Initiatives include the Saskatchewan Community Literacy Fund that provides support for community-based literacy projects and the development of Family Literacy hubs province-wide. The Literacy Office also works across government to link literacy strategies in all ministries.
The Policy, Evaluation and Legislative Services Branch provides corporate policy development and strategic planning to strengthen the learning sector. This includes policy development with other ministries and other levels of government. The branch also provides policy and program evaluation; legislative and regulatory services; and, has responsibility for access and privacy issues.
This branch is responsible for overseeing the strategic implementation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment throughout early childhood education, and the Kindergarten to grade 12 provincial education system.
This branch is made up of three units:
The Teachers' Superannuation Commission administers the government's contribution for teachers' pensions and benefits and administers the Teacher's Superannuation Plan and the Teachers' Disability Benefit Plan (for teacher hires prior to July 1980) in addition to the Teachers' Dental Plan and the Teachers' Group Life Insurance Plan.
News, updates and current information.