The Teaching Commons has institutional memberships and affiliations with several provincial and national organizations and groups whose services are available to the entire university community. 

Membership benefits an include communities of practice, conferences and other professional development events and opportunities, awards programs, access to online journals, publications, and resources, and much more.  Full details about membership benefits and privileges are found on each website. 

If your unit has an institutional membership that you’d like posted here or would like to recommend a membership for consideration, please email us at


Canadian Network for Innovation in Education

The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) is a national organization of professionals committed to excellence in the provision of innovation in education in Canada.”

Contact North/Contact Nord

“As a community-based organization, Contact North | Contact Nord helps underserved Ontarians in 600 small, rural, remote, Indigenous and Francophone communities get jobs by making it possible for them to access education and training without leaving their communities.”


eCampusOntario, a not-for-profit corporation, is funded by the Government of Ontario to be a centre of excellence in online and technology-enabled learning for all publicly-funded colleges and universities in Ontario.”


Educause "supports those who lead, manage, deploy, and use information technology to advance higher education.” [institutional membership is through the Technology Services Centre]

Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning

The Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning (OCULL) is a professional association of educators who develop and deliver degree and non-degree continuing education programs. Our members include administrators and practitioners such as faculty, instructional designers and educational technologists.”

Ontario Universities' Council on e-Learning

The Ontario Universities’ Council on e-Learning (OUCEL) is a working group that provides leadership regarding e-learning. Representatives on OUCEL are committed to e-learning that enhances student learning and engagement. OUCEL further encourages a scholarly approach towards e-learning in relation to teaching, research, and service – core values of Ontario Universities.”


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