Francis Potié

Executive Director

Francis Potié
Fatima Ezzahra El Barhoumi El Idrissi

Administrative and Membership Assistant

Fatima Ezzahra El Barhoumi El Idrissi
Solomiya Ostapyk

Communications Coordinator

Solomiya Ostapyk

Projects and Professional Learning Coordinator

Kim Giese
Elise Catudal

Production Coordinator

Elise Catudal

Finance Manager

Rachel Galipeau

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 financial goals. We endeavour to achieve a diversity of perspectives through board representation from across the second language education community, as well as broad geographical distribution. The Board also welcomes support from individuals who have an interest in promoting CASLT's goals for the good of Canadian society.

National Council

CASLT’s National Council consists of volunteer representatives from each province and territory who support and promote CASLT’s activities and initiatives in their respective regions. National Council representatives attend provincial language association meetings in a liaison role, represent CASLT at language teacher events, promote participation in CASLT’s programs, contribute to CASLT’s committees, and encourage membership recruitment and retention. Their terms are two years, and they can serve up to three consecutive terms.
Jeff McConomy

Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Jeff McConomy

Instructional Coordinator (French Programs), Yellowknife Education District #1

Nicole Doré

Yukon Territory

Nicole Doré

Intensive French Teacher, Yukon Education

Lana Mill

Prince Edward Island

Lana Mill

Core French Curriculum Leader, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

Erin Dawe

Newfoundland and Labrador

Erin Dawe

Grade 6 EFI/Assistant Principal, Vanier Elementary School, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

Stephanie Burke

Nova Scotia

Stephanie Burke

Regional French Second Language Consultant, Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education

Karla Culligan

New Brunswick

Karla Culligan

Assistant Professor, Second Language Research Institute of Canada (L2RIC), Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick

Philippa Parks


Philippa Parks

Assistant Professor, Université de Sherbrooke

Faten Hanna


Faten Hanna

Department Head of Modern Languages and ESL, St. Francis Xavier Secondary School

Meredith McGuinnes


Meredith McGuinnes

Program Support Teacher, Winnipeg 1 School Division

Tara Dryburgh


Tara Dryburgh

Teacher, Regina Public Schools

Diana Boisvert


Diana Boisvert

Director, French Language Resource Centre (FLRC)

Kindra Harte

British Columbia

Kindra Harte

Instructor in Teacher Education; Languages Coordinator, University of Victoria; Saanich School District

Past Presidents of the Board of Directors

2019–2021 Gillian Blackmore

2017–2019 Janice Aubry

2015–2017 Jim Murphy

2013–2015 Caroline Turnbull

2011–2013 Michael Salvatori

2009–2011 Valerie Pike

2007–2009 John Erskine

2005–2007 Miles Turnbull

2003–2005 Carolyn King

2001–2003 Susan Forward

1999–2001 Helen Coltrinari

1998–1999 Jim Howden

1997–1998 Eleanor Morris

1996–1997 Bev Anderson

1995–1996 Nancy Pynch-Worthylake

1993–1995 Debbie Pineau

1992–1993 Jean-Pierre Flament

1991–1992 Denise Bourassa

1990–1991 Lilly Borges Oldham

1989–1990 Joyce Fewer

1988–1989 Florence Wilton

1987–1988 Ihor Kruk

1986–1987 Stan Frey

1984–1986 Don Mazerolle

1984 Françoise Drouin

1983–1984 Carmella Howhy

1982–1983 Claudine Courtel-Wroblenska

1981–1982 Caterina Sotiriadis

1980–1981 Jacqueline Guyette

1979–1980 Joyce Booth

1978–1979 Barry Lydon

1977–1978 Heike Sasaki

1976–1977 G. Robert McConnell

1975–1976 Sister Eileen Sesk

1974–1975 James Jones

1973–1974 Sydney Ferguson

1972–1973 Louis Julé

1970–1972 Robert R. Roy

Become a Member

CASLT supports its members by creating opportunities for professional development, initiating and disseminating research, and facilitating the exchange of information and ideas among language educators. Memberships start at only $45 per year!

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