HLM Award recipients must have contributed significantly to the advancement of language teaching and learning in Canada in any of the following areas:

  • Advocacy and promotion
  • Policy
  • Administration and leadership (school, ministry, or association context)
  • Professional development/resource development
  • Pre-service teacher education
  • Research and publication
  • Contributions in other areas


Honorary Lifetime Member Award winners receive:

  • A lifetime membership to CASLT
  • A commemorative plaque
  • An invitation to CASLT’s Networking Day to receive the award
  • Recognition on CASLT’s website and in Réflexions magazine

Selection Procedure

CASLT’s Board of Directors selects an Honorary Lifetime Member Award recipient each year.

2021 Recipient

Léo-James Lévesque

Watch Léo-James Lévesque’s acceptance speech for the 2021 Honorary Lifetime Member Award at CASLT’s 2021 Annual General Meeting.

Past Honorary Lifetime Member Award Recipients

2021 Léo-James Lévesque

2020 – Dr. Mary Grantham O’Brien

2019 – Dr. Brian North

2018 – Valerie Pike

2017 – Michael Salvatori

2016 – Fred Genesee

2015 – Richard Clément

2014 – Patsy Lightbown

2013 – David Little

2012 – Rose-Marie Lozier-Cool

2011 – Jim Cummins

2010 – Graham Fraser

2009 – Stuart Wachowicz

2008 – Claudette Tardif

2007 – Boyd Pelley

2006 – Dyane Adam

2005 – Vincent Bueti

2004 – Hilaire Lemoine

2003 – Keith McLeod

Borishlaw Bilash (CASLT Founder)

Marcel Bonneau (CASLT Founder)

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