OES is a full member of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), a national non-profit Canadian international educational membership organization representing over 200 Canadian university, college, and polytechnic institutions.
In Canada, CBIE engages in policy development, research, advocacy and public information. CBIE is both a leader in shaping Canada's international education agenda and a highly recognized provider of professional development programs for Canada's international educators.
Internationally, CBIE engages in cooperative projects in capacity building, institutional strengthening and human resource development. CBIE’s focus is on education at all levels, specialized training programs, civil society and public administration.
CBIE works in partnership with educational institutions, community-based organizations and governments in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, the Former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe.
An elected Board of Directors from across Canada governs CBIE. The President-CEO and a multilingual team of professionals administer CBIE activities from its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada's capital city. CBIE was founded in 1966, CBIE’s antecedents date to the 1940s.
CBIE's Patron is Her Excellency the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada.