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TESL Canada Conference 2017

We are excited to announce our upcoming TESL Canada conference at the home of the famous Niagara Falls. 

Meet us from June 8-10, 2017 at the Falls Avenue Resorts which include the Sheraton on the Falls and the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview.  

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Announcing a New Executive Director

It is my great pleasure to welcome Claude Lloyd in his role as the new Executive Director of TESL Canada, as of September 6, 2016.

Claude lives and works in the Ottawa area. The decision to choose an Executive Director based in Ottawa was made in response to our recent 2015 Strategic Plan. As a national organization that has worked diligently in the past two years to cultivate stronger relationships with our federal government partners and other stakeholders, we recognized that an Executive Director with a presence in Ottawa would best support the organization in attaining its goals. 

The Calgary office and its staff will remain intact for the next while. We will keep you informed if and when the time comes to move the office to Ottawa.

Claude comes to us with an impressive portfolio. He has a strong legacy of collaborative work in the public, private, academia, and NGO sectors. He has clearly articulated what he considers the key performance indicators in an organization and how he plans to measure and manage those for TESL Canada. His resume and references also attest to his tremendous talents in financial management, marketing and public relations, and interpersonal relationships.

Together we can look forward to a bright future with TESL Canada under the capable direction to Claude Lloyd.

Kind Regards, 

Judy Sillito, 


Incoming Editor for the TESL Canada Journal - July 2016

We are pleased to announce that the incoming TESL Canada Journal Editor is Farahnaz Faez, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western Ontario University. She will serve as Associate Editor for one year under the mentorship of our current Editor, Marian Rossiter, and begin her three-year term as Editor-in-chief July 1, 2017.

Farahnaz has over 25 years of experience in the field of TESL and has presented and published extensively during her career. She brings new energy, ideas, and expertise to the position, and we are confident that she will continue to advance the vision and high standards that have built the professional reputation of TESL Canada Journal.

I invite you all to welcome Farahnaz as she joins the TESL Canada Journal editorial board. We look forward to working closely with her over the coming years.

Judy Sillito, President


Staff Change Notice at TESL Canada

Last November, TESL Canada unveiled a strategic plan that identified a goal to establish a strong presence in Ottawa. After careful deliberation and consultation with external advisors, the Board of Directors has taken the decision to move the Executive Director position to Ottawa. 

The Calgary office will remain intact for the foreseeable future and all the administrative duties relating to teacher certification, accreditation of teacher training programs, and membership will continue to be managed from the Calgary office, most likely until the end of 2016 and perhaps longer.


TESL Canada Direct Membership

TESL Canada direct membership is now available for individuals in British Columbia, Ontario, Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Quebec and PEI

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Individuals of other provinces please contact your provincial TESL association.

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