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. CASLT also establishes ad hoc advisory and working committees with a set term as required by projects and initiatives underway.
There are currently several active committees. Each of the committees of the Board is normally comprised of volunteer CASLT members including representatives of the Board of Directors, National Council members, past Board members, and CASLT members with relevant expertise.
Lead the search for, recruit and screen qualified candidates for the National Council and Board of Directors.
Members 2008-2009: Valerie Pike (chair), Cynthia Lewis, and Diane Lacasse.
Promote and select the association's awards recipients: Prix Robert Roy Award, H.H. Stern Award and the Lifetime Membership Award.
Members 2008-2009: Miles Turnbull (chair), John Erskine and Nicole Thibault
Conduct the annual performance appraisal of the Executive Director.
Members 2008-2009: John Erskine (chair), Valerie Pike and Michael Salvatori.
Special Initiatives Fund
Set parameters and make recommendations to the Board for approval of fund allocations to special projects.
Members 2008-2009: Hilaire Lemoine (treasurer/chair), Cynthia Lewis and Sharon Lapkin.
Formulate new policy, refine approved policies, and make changes based on legal counsel to bring forward for Board final approval.
Members 2008-2009: John Erskine (chair), Valerie Pike and Nicole Thibault
Priority Based Advisory Committees:
These committees discuss issues related to the strategic plan, and make recommendations to the Board related to policy and provide feedback to the Executive Director on the development of the annual operational action plans in each of the identified priority areas:
- Membership Services - Michael Salvatori (chair)
- Professional Development and Delivery - Valerie Pike (chair)
- Research Opportunities - Sharon Lapkin (chair)
- Resource Review and Development (includes Editorial Committee) - John Erskine (chair)
- Communications and Connections (including Government and Public Relations Advocacy Activities) - Hilaire Lemoine (chair)
- Organizational Capacity Building (including National Council) - Cynthia Lewis (chair)
- Communications - Hilaire Lemoine (chair)
Ad Hoc Advisory and Working Committees:
Teacher Competence Profile
This working committee was established following a recommendation in the Teachers Perspective Report released in October 2006. The members have discussed teacher competence requirements and pathways for professional growth. The committee presented a discussion paper for the annual networking event in November 2007. Members include:
Alina MacFarlane, CASLT Researcher
Michael Salvatori, Membership Coordinator, Ontario College of Teachers, ON
Cynthia Lewis, Retired School Superintendent, BC
Jose Dumas-Hurt, President, Modern Languages Council, ON
Marie Fagnou, FSL Teacher, SK
Elaine Melanson, FSL Consultant, Nova Scotia Department of Education, NS
Joseph Dicks, Director, Second Language Research Institute of Canada, University of New Brunswick, NB
This advisory committee provided feedback on the CASLT Web site re-development initiative over the spring and summer 2007. Members included:
John Erskine, MB
Bev Anderson, SK
Léo-James Lévesque, NB
Glenn Cake, NL
Maureen Smith, ON
Rebecca Montemurro, ON
Anglais Langue Seconde
This advisory committee is currently developing an action plan for CASLT activities to support teachers of ALS working with francophone students. Members include:
Jim Howden, QC
Cathy MacDonald, representative from Dept of Education, QC
Micheline Schinck, President, SPEAQ
Caroline Turnbull, Dept of education, NB
Paula Kristmanson, Second Language Research Institute of Canada, University of New Brunswick, NB
Sonya LeGresley, Consultant, District 9, NB
Common Framework and Portfolio for Languages Advisory Committee
John Erskine, CASLT President
Alina MacFarlane, Researcher
Larry Vandergrift (ILOB, CCERBAL)
Joseph Dicks (L2RIC)
Caroline Turnbull (CAMET)
Danièle Moore, Simon Fraser University
Marnie Beaudoin, Education Officer (Edmonton Public Schools)
Maureen Smith (UWO, Ontario Project)
Colin Bailey (CMEC Staff Person)