Affiliate Chapter Events



Affiliate Chapter & Date

Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Classes

TESL Windsor - January 27

Resource Share: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

TESL Niagara, TESL Ottawa, TESL Waterloo-Wellington - February 2

T4T 2023 - Technology for Teachers

TESL Toronto - February 4

TESL NY/YR Annual General Meeting & Mini-Conference

TESL North York/York Region - February 11

TESL Windsor                                                                                                           

Winter PD Event: Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Classes

When: Friday, January 27   6:00 - 7:00 pm

Where: Online/Zoom

Language classes can be very effective places to introduce and share information about the topic of gender-based violence because they provide many newcomers with their first chance to interact with Canadian culture and norms. They are much more socially acceptable in many communities to attend than programs or events specifically focused on violence. Dr. Berivan Kutlay Sarikaya will focus on using and providing resources on GBV in your syllabus that can create a welcoming and supportive environment for students who have experienced gender-based violence and sexual abuse.

Dr. Berivan Kutlay Sarikaya is a Project Coordinator for the Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence at the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI). She earned her doctoral degree from the Adult Education and Community Development Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. She has diverse professional and scholarly work in the human rights field related to survivors of state violence and refugee women who are gender-based violence survivors in Turkey, Europe and Canada.

This event is FREE and is open to all TESL Ontario members.


TESL Niagara, TESL Ottawa and TESL Waterloo-Wellington  

Resource Share: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

When: Thursday, February 2   7:00 - 8:15 pm

Where: Online/Zoom

Have some great ideas to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom? Do you enjoy sharing your ideas with other ESL professionals?  Join us for this stimulating resource share!

During this workshop, participants will discuss their tips and tricks for including more content on DEI in their classes. Participants are asked to prepare two (2) ideas/activities to contribute during this resource share.

This workshop will include multiple breakout room, so please ensure that you connect with a working webcam and microphone.

For more information, please contact


TESL Toronto  

T4T 2023 - Technology for Teachers

When: Saturday, February 4   9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where:  Online/Zoom

T4T (Technology for Teachers), our annual mini conference will take place on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 online from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

Registration is now open on Eventbrite & the official Programme Guide will be shared shortly.


TESL North York/York Region    

TESL NY/YR Annual General Meeting & Mini-Conference 

When: Saturday, February 11  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Online/Zoom

Join us for a half-day that will include affiliate updates, a keynote speaker, networking, a virtual chocolate tasting by Tasty Tours & prizes, including a free TESL Ontario Membership & more!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Geoff Lawrence (York University) will be giving a presentation on tech-mediated language teaching/learning related to teacher beliefs/practices, taking a retrospective look at where we've been and where we're going.

Plus earn up to 3 hours of PD towards the annual TESL certification requirement with proof of receipt.