TESL Canada's Mission Statement

To promote excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a second or additional language in partnership with its constituent provincial and territorial associations, and like-minded national and international organizations.

TESL Canada's Values

  1. Excellence in language, settlement, and refugee programs;
  2. National standards for professional certification and teacher training program recognition;
  3. Working together with provincial and territorial associations on common goals;
  4. Promoting ongoing professional development;
  5. Research and scholarship in the field of teaching and learning ESL;
  6. Linguistic rights for individuals and communities;
  7. Equality of employment opportunity for qualified non-native English-speaking and native English-speaking teachers;
  8. Assisting with English language development while still protecting Ancestral languages for speakers of Indigenous first languages