The Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) operates as a policy-setting body with overall responsibility for establishing strategic direction, public relations, member services, and financial goals. CASLT endeavours to achieve a diversity of perspectives through board representation from across the second language education community in Canada.

Board members manage the activities and affairs of the Association and are responsible for liaison work with partner associations. They are also expected to:

  • Participate in several teleconferences/online meetings per year
  • Attend four or five face-to-face board meetings per year, including one annual general meeting in the fall
  • Serve on committees
  • Take on a variety of executive roles
  • Represent CASLT as requested

The mandate of CASLT is to promote excellence in language education across Canada. Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and proficiency in English and French are required for the position of CASLT Board Director.

One of CASLT’s strategic goals for 2022–2025 is to increase its profile in promoting excellence in language education. As well as supporting the teaching of French and English, CASLT hopes to strengthen its impact in the areas of Indigenous, international, and signed languages. As such, experience and expertise in the revitalization and teaching of Indigenous languages and/or the teaching of, and proficiency in, international or signed languages, will be considered an asset.

CASLT is seeking individuals who are passionate about second language education, who are recognized as leaders in their field, and who have qualifications and qualities among the following:

  • National-level experience in the field of second language teaching and learning
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • Experience in developing and advocating for policies and funding for second language education
  • Understanding of issues and trends in language education
  • Established connections with Indigenous language revitalization and teaching communities
  • Established connections with international language communities
  • Experience in governance of an association, including setting policy, identifying and managing risk to the association, and establishing strategic directions
  • Aptitude to work well as part of a team, to make evidence-based decisions, to contribute reasoned opinions, and to accept and support decisions reached by the Board
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization in language teaching programs
  • Experience and expertise in working with the broader educational communities, including teacher federations, faculties of education, ministries of education, governmental organisations, funding agencies, and/or school boards
  • Knowledge in the areas of funding diversification, professional learning, membership development, and/or research
  • Energy, capacity, and willingness to commit time and expertise to serve on the Board.
  • Ability to serve for a minimum of one two-year term and a maximum of three two-year terms
  • Familiarity with CASLT’s mission, vision, and goals

If you are interested in serving on CASLT’s Board of Directors, submit an Expression of Interest form:

Expression of Interest Form


April 14, 2024

For more information, please contact CASLT’s executive director:

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