• Members, TESL Canada is happy to announce that the $250 TCEF Professional Learning Participation Grant and $500 TCEF TESL Scholarship are currently available!  Applications will be accepted until the extended deadline of April 28, 2023. See details, including application forms, below! 

TESL Canada Educational Foundation

The TESL Canada Educational Foundation was registered as a charity in 1992.

Purposes of the Foundation

  1. To fund, facilitate, promote activities, research and teaching which will promote and facilitate the learning of English as an additional language
  2. To hold, invest, administer and distribute funds and property for the purposes of the society as presently set out and for such other organizations as are "qualified donors" under the provisions of the Income Tax Act and for such other purposes. and activities which are authorized for registered charities under the provisions of the Income Tax Act. The directors in their sole and absolute discretion may refuse to accept any bequests, trusts, funds or property; and
  3. To do all such things as are incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the purposes and the exercise of the powers of the Society.

Did you know?

You can direct your United Way Donation to the TESL Canada Educational Foundation by indicating our charitable tax number on your donation form.

On the donation form, please indicate:

TESL Canadian Educational Foundation
Registered Charitable Number 89107 0245 RR0001

Business Number  0916148-12

For further information on the TESL Canada Educational Foundation, contact the TESL Canada office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The TESL Canada Educational Foundation is now funding two Professional Learning Participation Grants and one TCEF TESL Scholarship for eligible members

The TCEF is pleased to offer the $250 TCEF Professional Learning Participation Grant to support two TESL Canada members to participate in an in-person or online professional learning opportunity and the $500 TCEF TESL Scholarship to support a TESL Canada member who is currently enrolled, or has interest in enrolling, in a TESL initial training program (Standard 1) or who plans to enrol in an advanced training program (Standard 2 or 3) in order to enhance their professional qualifications and expertise. Download the TCEF Professional Learning Participation Grant application here and the TCEF TESL Scholarship application here. The extended deadline to apply is April 28, 2023.



TESL Canada Educational Foundation Board of Directors

Chair:          Andrea Leitch-Blake
Members:   Current board members of TESL Canada
Ex-Officio:  Joy Lin Salzberg