Canadian Tutor Standards

Committee Members

Housed within the Learning Specialists Association of Canada (LSAC), the Canadian Tutor Standards Accreditation Committee brings together unique knowledge and skills that are pertinent to the evaluation and accreditation of programs through the  Canadian Tutor Standards Accreditation.

The development of guidelines for the inaugural Canadian Tutor Standards is based on their hard work and feedback from the community. 

Working Groups

Volunteers from post-secondary institutions across the country have been selected for working groups to help guide and develop these processes.



Task 1 To review the Tutor training and program accreditation situation in Canada and consider the possibility of alternative models of Canadian Tutor Standards that could lead to the opportunity of creating ISO standards for Canadian Tutor Standards. Task 2 To examine processes for consensus decision-making and stakeholder engagement within national standards bodies (NSBs) and liaison organizations, which could impact the credibility of resulting ISO standards. Task 3 To develop operations and participate in creating documentation that could lead to ISO Accreditation. Task 4 To recommend to the LSAC Board of Directors and membership that the Standards be adopted, once they are submitted for ISO accreditation, by members and institutions associated with the Learning Specialists Association of Canada.

Working Group Members

LSAC Canadian Tutoring Standards Chair:
Lyn Benn
   eTutoringBC Committee
[email protected]

Working Party

Alice Macpherson

Jovita Vytasek

Emily Tan

Harpreet Sandhu

Christina Page

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

CTS Accreditation Committee

Amanda Saoud

St Mary’s University, AB

Antoanela Denchuk

University of Manitoba

Cleopatra Myers

Toronto Metropolitan University

Richard Nahhas

University of Western Ontario

Elke Pritchard

Okanagan College

Fernanda Batista

Seneca College

Gayle Ramsden

University of Fraser Valley

Heather Gaffney

Wilfrid Laurier University

Heather Mitchell

University of Guelph

Jamie Peters

Fanshaw College

Janet Klippenstein

Concordia University of Edmonton

Janna vanKessel

Yukon University

Jennifer Amy

University of Saskatchewan

Jonathan Vandor

University of Toronto

Judy Frank

Norquest College

Kelly Helmer

Durham College

Kelly Krauss

Conestoga College

Kimberley Brocanier

St Mary’s University, NS

Marnie Seal

Cambrian College

Neil Kennedy

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Robert Desjardin

University of Alberta

Ruth Silverman

Simon Fraser University

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