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What is ELAN Ontario? 

The English Language Arts Network is the provincial Subject Association for English and Language Arts educators from grades 7-12.

ELAN provides a sustained learning community for educators via diverse networks including virtual resources, webinars, and conferences.

Our Vision

To assist members in providing leadership in curriculum by some of the following means:

Cultivate Strategies

To cultivate strategies and skills for developing 21st century literacies, including cross-curricular applications

Professional Development

To offer in-service programs and professional development


To share curriculum resources

Informed Response

To study, clarify, and offer informed response to any developments affecting the teaching or assessment of English, Language Arts, and Media Education

Institutional Liaison

Cooperative and coordinated response to developments within institutions such as Provincial Ministries, Departments of Education, Canadian Council of Teachers of English, National Association of Teachers of English, the International Reading Association, the Ontario Teachers Federation Curriculum Forum, and Faculties of Education


To report on the development in language, learning, and the teaching of Language Arts

Our Values

ELAN Ontario promotes information exchange related to language learning, and the teaching of English Language Arts and Media education, including digital literacy, critical literacy, and multimodal literacies. We are rooted in anti-oppressive and culturally responsive pedagogies.

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