The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASTL) was established in 1970 and has evolved from a small organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting second language teachers into a multi-level organization. But still today, CASLT depends on its members who are interesting in giving something back to our profession and in particular to the second language education community.
CASLT volunteers add value to the activities we can provide for our members, they encourage their colleagues to participate and take on challenges of leadership positions. Volunteers also have the opportunity to develop some new skills, to expand their professional networks and to be part of an important cause.
CASLT works hard to engage as many interested members as possible in formal ways such as serving on our Board of Directors, on our National Council, or on a committee. We also contact members to participate in focus groups sessions and telephone interviews, to help staff CASLT exhibitor tables during conferences, and to complete resource reviews or send in articles for our publications.
The strength of CASLT is in its people, our dedicated volunteers willing to share their expertise, their time and their commitment to their chosen profession.
Our Board of Directors
The CASLT Board of Directors operates as a policy-setting body with overall responsibility for establishing the organization’s strategic directions, public relations, member services and meeting our financial goals.
Our National Council
The National Council consists of volunteer representatives from each province and territory supporting CASLT activities and initiatives in their region.
CASLT has established standing committees to discuss issues related to the strategic plan, to make recommendations to the Board related to policy and to provide feedback to the Executive Director on annual operational action plans.
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