BCcampus has been the leader in Canada in promoting OER and were instrumental in forging BC leadership on OER at the CMEC. The also played a major role in the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology’s decision to support the [http://bccampus.ca/open-textbook-project/ Open Textbook Project], which they are implementing. BCcampus hosted a [http://open.bccampus.ca/2012/09/23/open-educational-resources-oer-forum-in-vancouver-october-18th/ working forum on OER] for senior post-secondary institution representatives in Vancouver in October, 2012 with the objective of developing a common understanding of what OER could mean for BC and building a shared vision of how to develop and use them. The session also studied ways BC can take advantage of the promise of OER and specifically, open textbooks. This led to the announcement by the MAE that they will collaborate with post-secondary institutions in implementing open textbooks. As mentioned above (see BC government) the Project started with 40 open textbooks at the postsecondary level and now is committed to 60.
=== Canadian Open Access Policies ===