The Ministry deals with early learning and child care for Kindergarten through Grade 12 education, literacy, and library sectors. The Ministry supports the sectors through funding, governance and accountability. Formerly, both K-12 and post-secondary education were under the same department, called Learning. Today, post-secondary institutions are under the Ministry of Advanced Education.
Spending on consultants in 2013-2014 was slightly less than under the previous government, although it should be noted the former Dept. of Learning had a larger mandate, as stated above. In 2005-2006, Dept. of Learning consultant contracts amounted to $1.5 million. In 2013-2014, the Ministry of Education’s spending was just under $1 million.
Top earning firms of the last two available years, 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 included:
- Esti Consulting (IT solutions, $426,910)
- KPMG LLP (Financial management, $426,775)
- Integra Consulting (Corporate communications, $320,787)
- AON Hewitt (Risk management/pension consulting, $227,809)
- James Evans & Associates (Pension plan consulting, $214,733)
- R.A. Malatest & Associates (Program evaluation, employee engagement, etc., $142,835)
Additionally, the ministry contracted the communications/brand building company ARCAS Group at $245,081.
Graphics by Kendall Latimer
Education downloadable spreadsheet (Excel file)