TESL Ontario Affiliate membership is a free member benefit that is included with your annual membership fees, our records show that you are not currently a member of a local TESL Affiliate and we would like to tell you a little bit about what you are missing.
As a Provincial association one of TESL Ontario's main focuses has always been to provide our members with access to regional TESL communities. For this reason, TESL Ontario Affiliates have been a part of the association from the very beginning.
In conjunction with the benefits that you receive on a Provincial level from TESL Ontario, an affiliate membership benefits you in a number of ways including:
- Local professional development (PD) events
- Most TESL Ontario Affiliates offer at least two PD events each year including workshops and conferences.
- The affiliate PD events are in your community, are usually scheduled on weekends or evenings to accommodate work schedules and are often provided to affiliate members for a minimal fee
- Provides you with access to connect with peers in your community
- Peer networks often foster the exchange of ideas, resources and other career related information that may help you develop your professional skills.
- Volunteer opportunities at the local level
- Each TESL Affiliate is run by a volunteer affiliate executive. These positions provide opportunities to get involved and make a difference.
- Choose any one of the 12 TESL Ontario Affiliates across Ontario
- You are not limited to choosing the affiliate in the region where you live. For example: some TESL Ontario members choose the affiliate in the region where they work.
- Change your affiliate choice at any time
- If you move, change jobs or just want to try a different affiliate simply contact TESL Ontario to change your affiliate choice.
We encourage you to activate your affiliate membership today and take advantage of all that the free affiliate membership has to offer.
The following is a list of the available TESL Ontario Affiliates: Durham, Hamilton/Wentworth, Kingston, London, Niagara, North York/York Region, Northern Region, Ottawa, Peel/Halton/Etobicoke, Toronto, Waterloo/Wellington and Windsor.
Member Services Manager