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This section provides resources to organizations and performers. These resources will help you better understand the difference, in terms of language proficiency, between the three groups of learners (Francophone, French Immersion, FSL). Information about the school curriculum will assist you in developing meaningful connections for your educational programs or activities.

To better understand Francophone Education

In this video, Chantal Viens talks about Francophone education in Alberta and gives her suggestions to the service providers interested to provide services to the students enrolled in Francophone education. Chantal shares her knowledge based on a rich teaching experience in Francophone schools and in the training she offers teachers as well as her doctoral studies in this area. 



To better understand French as a Second Language courses

In this video, Michelle De Abreu talks about the French as a Second Language courses (FSL) in Alberta and gives her suggestions to service providers interested to offer programs or courses to students in those courses. Michelle shares her knowledge based on a rich experience as a FSL teacher as well as a FSL program consultant in Alberta.



To better understand French Immersion

In this video, Alyre Morin, assistant principal in a French Immersion school, talks avout the French Immersion program in Alberta and gives his suggestions to service providers interested to offer services to the students in this program. Alyre shares his knowledge based on a rich experience with French Immersion as a teacher, a school administrator and a university professor.



1. What is the goal of Francophone Education in Alberta?

This program has been designed to help students identify with and be part of the Francophone culture and community.


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2. What is the description of Francophone Education?

As an extension of family and community life, the school environment, programming, and extra-curricular activities provide the student with a solid and dynamic basis for sustaining use of the French language and participation in Francophone culture.

French first language schools begin in Kindergarten or Grade 1; however, eligible students may enter at any grade level.

If the student entering the Francophone school speaks little or no French, the Francisation program will be used to help him/her learn French and participate in activities taking place in French.


education.alberta.ca/french-language-education-in-alberta/french-first-language/

3. Who are the students that are enrolled in Francophone Education?

The Francophone education Is intended for a child:
- whose parent learned French as their first language and still understands it;
- whose parent received primary-school instruction in French in Canada;
- whose brother or sister has received or is receiving primary- or secondary-school instruction in French in Canada (as described in section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms);
- whose parent with Francophone roots wants to introduce their child to the French language and Francophone identity and culture;
- whose parent wants their child to retain their French-language skills and Francophone identity and culture (e.g., a Francophone immigrant who is a permanent resident of Canada).


education.alberta.ca/french-language-education-in-alberta/french-first-language/

4. What amount of French is taught in the French Immersion Program?

French is used as the language of instruction for a significant part of each school day; several or all subjects are taught in French except the English Language Arts course.


education.alberta.ca/french-language-education-in-alberta/french-immersion/

5. What was the number of students enrolled in Francophone Education in 2015-2016?

7 430 students


www.culturetourism.alberta.ca/francophone-secretariat/english/facts-and-statistics/

6. What is Francisation?

Francisation programming provides instruction and support for elifible children and students registered in a Francophone education program to acquire language proficiency in French that enables them to fully integrate socially, academically and culturally at the community level, as a Francophone and in Canadian society in general.


education.alberta.ca/francisation-francophone-education/

1. What is the goal of the French as a Second Language courses in Alberta?

Students will develop a good foundation in French and an appreciation of the French language and francophone culture.


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2. What is the description of the FSL courses?

Taking French as a Second Language courses (often referred to as FSL) is optional in Alberta. Students may begin learning French in either Grade 4 or Grade 10. Two options are possible: the 9-year program from Grade 4 to Grade 12, and the 3-year program from Grade 10 to Grade 12.

The learning of French is optional and school authorities decide which courses are offered. In some school districts, a local policy is in place which requires all students in the district to learn a second language, with one of those language offerings being French.

French is taught as a school subject.

French is used as the language of classroom communication.

The students’ French abilities are developed through the use of themes and projects geared to students' interests and life experience.


education.alberta.ca/french-language-education-in-alberta/french-as-a-second-language/everyone/what-do-i-want-my-child-to-achieve/

3. Who are the students that take the FSL courses?

French as a second language (FSL) courses are intended for students whose first language is not French.


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4. What amount of French is taught in the FSL courses?

In this program, French is taught as a subject. Alberta Education recommends from 30 to 40 minutes a day in elementary and junior high school and 125 hours for each course in senior high school.


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5. What was the number of students enrolled in FSL courses in 2014-2015?

148,711 students


www.culturetourism.alberta.ca/francophone-secretariat/english/facts-and-statistics/

6. What types of schools offer the French immersion program?

There are a variety of school contexts in which immersion programs are offered, including immersion centers and dual or multiple-track schools. For more information, please refer to the document below.


PDF Types of Schools

1. What is the goal of the French Immersion program in Alberta?

French Immersion programs are intended for students whose first language is not French. Students will be functionally fluent in French and develop an appreciation of the French language and francophone culture. This program prepares students to pursue postsecondary education in French.


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2. What is the description of the French Immersion program?

French Immersion programming begins with an intensive period of French language development.Students build a foundation in French so that they can learn to read and begin their studies in other subjects, such as math, science, social studies, the fine arts, etc. School and extracurricular activities in French may be used to support the development of language skills and cultural appreciation.

Students are usually introduced to early immersion in Kindergarten or Grade 1. Late immersion is typically introduced at the Grade 7 level.


education.alberta.ca/french-language-education-in-alberta/french-immersion/

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3. Who are the students that are enrolled in the French Immersion program?

The students enrolled in this program are students whose first language is not French. For some students, French will become their third acquired language.


education.alberta.ca/french-language-education-in-alberta/french-immersion/

4. What amount of French is taught in the French Immersion program?

French is used as the language of instruction for a significant part of each school day; several or all subjects are taught in French except the English Language Arts course.


education.alberta.ca/french-language-education-in-alberta/french-immersion/

5. What types of French immersion programs are available?

In Alberta, there are two types of French Immersion programs: early and late. The document below will help you understand what sets them apart.


PDF Types of French Immersion Programs

7. What was the number of students enrolled in the French Immersion Program in 2014-2015?

42,285 students


www.culturetourism.alberta.ca/francophone-secretariat/english/facts-and-statistics/

1. French language skills levels in Alberta

What are the levels of French that can be expected in each of the three streams of French education (French as a Second Language, French Immersion, Francophone)


PDF French language skills levels diagram

2. French oral communication strategies

How can you conduct your activities only in French, regardless of the language level of the students? What communication strategies can you use with students with a beginner, intermediate and advanced level of French?


PDF Oral communication strategies

1. Alberta's Francophonie

The website of the Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta (ACFA) offers information about today's Francophone community in Alberta, its issues, a list of Francophone links, and a glossary of its symbols.

*Available in French only


acfa.ab.ca/index-main/la-francophonie-albertaine/

2. The Directory of Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Francophone Organizations in Alberta

The directory is printed every year and distributed throughout the province. It has been a part of the daily life of francophones in Alberta for over 30 years now.

Find the latest version below.


lefranco.pressreader.com/annuaire-2017/20170223

3. Bilingual Information Centre on French-Language Services available in Alberta

The Bilingual Information Centre on French-Language Services available in Alberta, an initiative of the ACFA, offers a phone line, as well as a directroy to easily find the services that are available in French in Alberta. 

If you have any questions or can not find a service you need in French, please contact 1-888-580-ALLO or info@servicesenfrancais.ca


servicesenfrancais.ca/accueil

4. Francophone Secretariat

The Government of Alberta established the Francophone Secretariat in 1999 to recognize and demonstrate its commitment to the Francophone citizens. In its role as a liaison between the government and Alberta's Francophone community, the Francophone Secretariat represents the needs of the Francophone community in Alberta and supports initiatives promoting French language and culture.

On this website, you will find sections on its mandate, facts and statistics (history, francophone communities in Alberta and Canada), French Policy, resources and services, events, etc.


www.culturetourism.alberta.ca/francophone-secretariat/english/default.aspx

1. Alberta's Programs of Study Overview

This section of Learn Alberta's website provides an overview of the Programs of Study and the general outcomes related to each. It is possible to search the programs by subject or grade.


www.learnalberta.ca/content/mychildslearning/

1.01 Fine arts - Drama (7-9)

Discover the Drama Program of Study for grades 7-9. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Drama 7-9 (in French)

1.02 Fine Arts - Drama (10-12)

Discover the Drama Program of Study for grades 10-12. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Drama 10-12 (in French)

1.03 Fine Arts - Arts (1-6)

Discover the Arts Program of Study for grades 1-6. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Arts 1-6 (in French)

1.04 Fine Arts - Visual Arts (7-9)

Discover the Visual Arts Program of Study for grades 7-9. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Visual Arts 7-9 (in French)

1.05 Fine Arts - Visual Arts (10-12)

Discover the Visual Arts Program of Study for grades 10-12. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Visual Arts 10-12 (in French)

1.06 Fine Arts - Music (1-3)

Discover the Music Program of Study for grades 1-3. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Music 1-3 (in French)

1.07 Fine Arts - Music (4-6)

Discover the Music Program of Study for grades 4-6. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Music 4-6 (in French)

1.08 Fine Arts - Music (7-9)

Discover the Music Program of Study for grades 7-9. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Music 7-9 (in French)

1.09 Fine Arts - Music (10-12)

Discover the Music Program of Study for grades 10-12. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

 

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.

 


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Music 10-12 (in French)

1.1 Career and Life Management

Discover the Career and Life Management Program of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Career and Life Management (in French)

1.10 Biology 20-30

Discover the Biology 20 and 30 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Biology 20-30 (in French)

1.12 Chemistry 20-30

Discover the Chemistry 20 and 30 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Chemistry 20-30 (in French)

1.13 Knowledge and Employability - Social Studies (8-9)

Discover the Knowledge and Employability, Social Studies 8-9 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Programs of study - Knowledge and Employability - Social Studies 7-9 (in French)

1.14 Knowledge and Employability - Social Studies (10-20)

Discover the Knowledge and Employability, Social Studies 10-4 and 20-4 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Programs of study - Knowledge and Employability - Social Studies 10-20 (in French)

1.15 Knowledge and Employability - Mathematics (8-9)

Discover the Knowledge and Employability, Mathematics Program of Study for grades 8-9. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.

 


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Programs of study - Knowledge and Employability - Mathematics 8-9 (in French)

1.16 Knowledge and Employability - Mathematics (10-20)

Discover the Knowledge and Employability, Mathematics 10-4 and 20-4 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Programs of study - Knowledge and Employability - Mathematics 10-20 (in French)

1.17 Knowledge and Employability - Science (8-9)

Discover the Knowledge and Employability, Science Programs of Study for grades 8 and 9. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Programs of study - Knowledge and Employability - Science 8-9 (in French)

1.18 Knowledge and Employability - Science (10-20)

Discover the Knowledge and Employability, Science 10-4 and 20-4 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Programs of study - Knowledge and Employability - Science 10-20 (in French)

1.19 Physical Education (K-12)

Discover the Physical Education Programs of Study for kindergarten to grade 12. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Physical Education K-12 (in French)

1.20 Social Studies (K-6)

Discover the Social Studies Program of Study for kindergarten to grade 6. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Social Studies K-6 (in French)

1.21 Social Studies (7-9)

Discover the Social Studies Program of Study for grades 7-9. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Social Studies 7-9 (in French)

1.22 Social Studies (10-20-30)

Discover the Social Studies 10, 20 and 30 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Social Studies 10-20-30 (in French)

1.23 French First Language

Discover the French First Language Program of Study for kindergarten to Grade 12. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French .


PDF Program of study - French K-12 (in French)

1.24 French as a Second Language

Discover the French as a Second Language Programs of Study for grades 4 to 12. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.


PDF Program of study - French as a Second Language (4-12)

1.25 French Language Arts (K-12)

Discover the French Language Arts Programs of Study for kindergarten to grade 12. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - French Language Arts (K-12)

1.26 Kindergarten French First Language

Discover the Kindergarten French First Language Education Program. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Education Program - Kindergarten

1.27 Kindergarten French as a Second Language

Discover the Kindergarten Education Program for French Immersion programs. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

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1.28 Mathematics (K-9)

Discover the Mathematics Programs of Study for Kindergarten to Grade 9. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Mathematics K-9 (in French)

1.29 Mathematics 10-20-30

Discover the Mathematics 10, 20 and 30 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Programs of study - Mathematics 10-20-30

1.30 Mathematics 31

Discover the Mathematics 31 Program of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Mathematics 31 (in French)

1.31 Physics 20-30

Discover the Physics 20 and 30 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Physics 20-30 (in French)

1.32 Health and Life Skills (K-9)

Discover the Health and Life Skills Program of Study for kindergarten to grade 9. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Health and Life Skills K-9 (in French)

1.33 Science (1-6)

Discover the Science Program of Study for grades 1-6. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Science (1-6)

1.34 Science (7-9)

Discover the Science Program of Study for grades 7-9. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Science 7-9 (in French)

1.35 Science 10

Discover the Science 10 Program of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Science 10 (in French)

1.35 Science 14-24

Discover the Science 14 and 24 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.


PDF Programs of study - Science 14-24

1.37 Science 20-30

Discover the Science 20 and 30 Programs of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


PDF Programs of study - Science 20-30

1.38 Information and Communication Technology (K-12)

Discover the Information and Communication Technology Program of Study. Here you will find the learning outcomes that will allow you to better link your service to the Alberta curriculum.

*Available only in French. Please visit Alberta Education's website for the English version.


education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/

PDF Program of study - Information and Communication Technology K-12 (in French)

2. Summary of the programs taught in French

For each of the French education streams (FSL, French Immersion and French First Language), what subjects are taught in French and which ones are taught in English?


PDF Summary Table

3. Learning Outcomes

General Learning Outcomes
General Learning Outcomes are statements that highlight what students should know, should be able to do and should value when they complete each grade.

Specific Learning Outcomes
Specific Learning Outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a General Learning Outcome.


1. Table of information

The information in the following table is to guide service providers in their offerings to schools and is taken from the messages provided by educators in the ACCENT videos.


PDF Table

2. Artist's Guide in Schools

This guide supports professional artists who collaborate with schools. Although it was designed for New Brunswick, this guide encloses "La boîte à outils de l'artiste" (a toolbox for performers), a valuable resource for any artist working with schools.

*Available in French only


PDF Artist's guide

3. Study guide for school shows

Réseau Ontario provides artists and presenters with many resources and tools. Although developed for Ontario, the tool "La rédaction d’un dossier d’accompagnement" (Writing a study guide) may provide good ideas to performers.

*Available in French only


PDF Study guide

4. Coaching students around a show

This tool was developed by Réseau Ontario. It addresses the question of how to make the artit's passage at a school a memorable and meaningful experience that young people will love and that meets the curriculum expectations? Just a few accompanying activities need to be chosen, during which the student does not have to be confined to a passive role. 

*Available in French only


PDF Artist's guide

5. Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta (RAFA)

RAFA is the organization representing of the Francophone artistic and cultural community in Alberta. RAFA offers artists several resources and programs including professional development activities.


www.rafa-alberta.ca

1. The History of French in Alberta Schools

What were the beginnings of the teaching and use of French in schools in Alberta?


PDF French Language Instruction in Alberta

2. History of the Francophone Schools in Alberta

What were the steps and struggles encountered by the Francophone community in order to open their francophone schools in Alberta?


www.ameriquefrancaise.org/en/article-603/French-language_Education_in_Alberta.html

3. The Franco-Albertans and the management of their schools

This article written by Richard Julien and published in Cahiers Franco-Canadiens de l'Ouest (Vol. 7. No.1, 1995, p. 119-1154) focuses on Francophone education in Alberta.

*Available only in French


PDF Article - Cahiers Franco-Canadiens de l'Ouest

4. The Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest No.1 Example

A video testimonial of the history of francophone education in the Peace River region in order to understand the work of the Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest No. 1 to open their francophone schools. 

*Available only in French


www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6pPsAeLVTc

5. Overview of the three streams of French education

French-language education is offered in three different streams: French First Language, French Immersion and French as a Second Language. 


education.alberta.ca/french-language-education-in-alberta/

PDF General Information

6. Alberta's School System - General Infromation

How are the grade levels, the school year, the terms used, and others, organized?


PDF General Information

7. Summary of the school system

How is the school system organized: school boards, religious or public education, schools with single, dual or multiple tracks, teaching of French, etc.


PDF Summary

8. Alberta's Student Population

How many students attend Alberta schools? How many students are there per school year and school authority?


education.alberta.ca/alberta-education/student-population/everyone/student-population-overview/

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