About Ron Canuel

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Newly appointed as President & CEO of The Learning Partnership, effective Sept. 6, 2017, Ron Canuel has previously served as President and CEO of the Canadian Education Association, and has over 37 years of experience in the public education sector. He has been a teacher, coordinator, vice-principal, principal, Assistant Director and Director of Human Resources. He was the Director General of the Eastern Townships School Board in Quebec from 1999 until his retirement in 2010. 

Fully bilingual, Ron has participated on many provincial, national and international level committees focusing on education, technology, leadership, and change. He was a long-standing member of the Quebec Superior Council of Education, Secondary Commission, and past President of the Association of Directors General of English School Boards of Quebec.

Among his many successes, Ron was the principal architect of Canada’s first and only district-wide one-to-one computing environment for students and teachers; he developed a partnership agreement with the government of Uruguay and deployed over 400,000 OLPC laptop computers to their schools; and he helped to establish a unique entente with the world famous Cirque du Soleil, in which teachers from the ETSB provide direct synchronous instruction to students in Tokyo, Brazil and parts of North America.

Ron's experiences during his ascent through all of the educational ranks have taught him well. Especially in having given him a thorough perspective into the challenges and successes of the Canadian public school system. He is in demand as a keynote speaker sharing his insights into the most effective methods of introducing change innovation in the classroom and on how to reform the educational system.