The mandate of the Advisory Board on English Education (ABEE) is to advise the Minister of Education on all matters affecting the educational services offered in English elementary and secondary schools and adult and vocational education centres. The Minister may also ask the Board for advice on a specific topic.

Composition of the Advisory Board

The Minister of Education names the members to the Advisory Board. The term of office is normally three years. Candidates are nominated by the various English education associations and organizations that represent, among others, teachers, parents, school and board administrators and commissioners, as well as individuals involved in post-secondary education. Nominations can be received at any time.

In August 2021, Minister Jean-François Roberge named Tino Bordonaro as Chair of the Advisory Board on English Education for a mandate of four years. Mr. Bordonaro succeeds Dr. Cathrine Le Maistre who had chaired the Board since 2007.

Mr. Bordonaro presently teaches at McGill University’s Faculty of Education and was formerly a pedagogical consultant and a school administrator.

Members 2021-2022


  • Tino Bordonaro

Ex-officio Member

  • Marie-Josée Blais
    Assistant Deputy Minister

Secretary to the Board

  • Lynn Travers


  • Lynn Butler-Kisber
    McGill University
  • Noel Burke
    Lester-B-Pearson School Board
  • Jodie Callaghan
    First Nations Regional Adult Education Centre
  • Odette Côté
    Champlain College Lennoxville
  • Michael Di Raddo
    Québec Provincial Association of Teachers
  • Steven Erdelyi
    Solomon Schecter Academy
  • Heather Halman
    Sir Wilfrid-Laurier School Board
  • Sabrina Jafralie
    English Montréal School Board
  • Philip Joycey
    Littoral School Board
  • Katherine Korakakis
    English Parents’ Committee Association
  • Kandy Mackey
    Eastern Townships School Board
  • Marisa Mineiro
    English Montréal School Board
  • Corinne Payne                
    Féderation des comités de parents du Québec
  • Sylvain Racette
    Riverside School Board

Contact information

Advisory Board on English Education
600, rue Fullum, 11e étage
Montréal (Québec) H2K 4L1