AMI Training Centres in Canada

There are two Teacher Training Centres in Canada that are affiliated with the Association Montessori Internationale in Holland:
The Foundation for Montessori Education in Toronto and the Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia in Vancouver.


 

The Foundation for Montessori Education in Toronto (FME)

The Foundation for Montessori Education, founded by Renilde Montessori in 1989, was the eventual culmination of several Montessori training programs in Toronto, the earliest being a program inaugurated by Mario Montessori at Victoria College, University of Toronto, in 1971. Renilde served as Director of Training at FME from 1989 to 1995 when she took on the position of General Secretary of the AMI. In 1996, FME became the first Montessori Teacher Training Centre to offer an Assistants’ Course.

The FME offers the AMI Diploma for the Primary level (3-6 years) in an on-site, full-time course beginning in September each year. The Elementary course (6-12 years) started in the summer of 2013 and will run over three consecutive summers with 3-day seminars held each following February. In addition to the Primary and Elementary courses, the FME also offers the Assistants' Course as well as regularly conducting refresher courses, typically held over three days in the month of February.

The teaching and directing staff of the Foundation for Montessori Eduation are:

 


Further information about the Foundation for Montessori Education may be found at their website www.montessori-ami.ca
 


 

The Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia in Vancouver (MTCBC)

The Montessori Training Centre of BC has been operating continuously since it was first established in 1982. The Centre offers the AMI diploma for the Primary level (3-6 years) in an on-site, full-time course beginning in September each year. In addition, the MTCBC also offers the Assistants to Infancy Course (0-3 years) in a summer course format over two summers, with the most recent program commencing summer 2013. Each summer it also offers the AMI Assistants’ Course, as well as holding an annual refresher course, typically over three days in January/February.

The MTCBC also adminsters a Primary Montessori school, the Montessori Childrens' Community, which is an AMI Recognized School.

The staff of MTCBC consists of Mr. Eduardo Cuevas, Director of Training, Ms. Gilda Bonnet, Auxiliary Trainer, Mrs. Caroline Loughran, Chief Administrator who is also a founding member of the MTCBC Society, and Kyla Williams, Administrative Assistant.


Further information about the Montessori Training Centre of BC may be found at their website www.mtcbc-ami.org/