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Reclaiming Voice:

Exploring Authenticity in Teaching and Learning


The student “voice” notes two broad threats to its authenticity, one historical and ongoing, the other, quite new. The first, colonized or institutionalized delivery of language and literacy instruction, resists diversity of voice, while the second, artificial intelligence, offers ways for students to give away their voices to mediation. 


Join us at Fanshawe's stunning new Innovation Village this Spring for three days of presentations, workshops, and panel discussions as we explore what we as educators can do to help students “reclaim their authentic voices” and see language and literacy studies as opportunities for growth and development.


Registration for the in-person conference at Fanshawe ended on May 13th, but you can still register for the virtual conference!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (VIRTUAL ONLY)!


Click Here for the 2024 Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions!


The conference will take place from Wednesday May 29th to Friday May 31st, 2024!

The 2024 CALL Conference will be offered in multiple modalities, with events taking place on-site at Fanshawe College's London Campus and streamed online. 


The College Association of Language and Literacy (CALL) is a faculty-led association with 50 years of demonstrated leadership in post-secondary education. We are committed to creating opportunities for faculty (full-time and other-than-fulltime) to engage in conversations and professional development focused on pedagogy, technology, equity, SoTL research and so much more. We are also committed to hosting dynamic annual conference(s) focused on innovations in teaching and learning in the Ontario college sector. All of our events are planned with equity and access at the forefront.

This year's conference will feature over 30 presentations from faculty members across the Ontario college system!  A detailed programme will be made available in the coming weeks!


Click Here for the 2024 Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions!


We will once again be joined by two exciting keynote speakers this year!

Keynote #1 (Wednesday May 29th): Dave Cormier: "Learning in a Time of Abundance: How search, the Internet, and Gen AI change what and how we can teach"


Dave Cormier is the author of the newly-published Learning in a Time of Abundance: The Community Is the Curriculum (2024). With 25 years of experience as teacher, researcher and author, Dave is interested in how technologies change what it means to learn and to have learned. He is currently a learning specialist for digital strategy and special projects at the Office of Open Learning at the University of Windsor in Ontario Canada.

Learn more about Dave at

Keynote #2 (Friday May 31st): Dr. Candace Brunette-Debassige: "Finding and Sharing Our Gifts: A Journey in Indigenous Curriculum Innovation"




Dr. Candace Brunette-Debassige is a Mushkego Cree iskwew of Petabeck First Nation in Treaty 9 with Cree and French lineage. Born and raised in small town northern Ontario, Candace works as a Professor of education at Western University. In 2021, Candace was awarded a 3-year teaching fellowship in Indigenous education at Western to focus on bridging diverse peoples and ways of knowing, and to advance reconciliatory change. Beyond her passion for teaching, Candace has extensive leadership experience at the K-12 and postsecondary levels. She has served as Acting Vice Provost /Associate Vice President (Indigenous Initiative), Special Advisor to the Provost (Indigenous), and Director of Indigenous Services at Western where, after the release in 2015 of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, she co-led the development of Western’s first Indigenous Strategic Plan.

Candace is the author of Tricky Grounds, a 2023 book focusing on Indigenous women’s powerful leadership roles in advancing reconciliation and Indigenization movements in postsecondary settings. Tricky Grounds is based on her doctoral dissertation, which was awarded the 2021 George L. Geis dissertation of the year award by the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education. Candace is also the proud recipient of a 2019 Peace Award for Truth and Reconciliation from Atlôhsa Family Services, and an emerging scholar award with the International Leadership Association. 



The 2024 CALL Conference will be offered in multiple modalities, with events taking place on-site at Fanshawe College's London Campus and streamed online. 


The in-person part of this year's conference will be held at Fanshawe College's beautiful new Innovation Village building at their main campus in London, Ontario.













In our ongoing efforts towards making our events as accessible as possible, the 2024 conference will be hybrid / bimodal, so you will also be able to enjoy conference proceedings (including the exact same keynote speakers and concurrent session presentations as in-person guests) from the comfort of your home!  Please see our registration form for more information. 


Links to access virtual conference sessions will be sent to virtual conference registrants approximately one week before the conference begins.



Registration for the in-person conference at Fanshawe ended on May 13th, but you can still register for the virtual conference! 





CALL is committed to hosting inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully in the content, materials and activities.


To that end, there are multiple ways to register for the conference, based on your needs. Options include the full three-day conference (including keynote presentations and all meals), one-day registration for our full day of faculty-led sessions (Thursday), and registration for virtual access to the sessions. 


CALL takes great pride in keeping the rates for our conferences affordable and reasonable.  Conference registration rates help us cover the costs of meals, refreshments, technical support, high-level keynote presentations, and other conference-related expenses. 



Regular rates for the 2024 conference are as follows:

  • Full-Time Faculty Attendee (CAD 325.00)

  • Other-Than-Full-Time Faculty Attendee (CAD 250.00)

  • Non-Faculty Attendee (CAD 325.00)

  • One-Day Attendee (Thursday Only - CAD 225.00)

  • Virtual Attendee (streams of both keynotes and all sessions - CAD 75.00)


  • Registration for the in-person conference will end on Monday May 13th.  After that, registration will only be available for the virtual experience.​



We are also committed to reducing financial barriers within our CALL community by sponsoring funding alternatives and bursaries for our full-time and Other-Than-Fulltime (OTFT) members, including an OTFT Conference Fees Lottery, an OTFT Conference Bursary, and Caregiver and Travel Bursaries.  Please see the registration form for more detail and please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions to 


Registration for the in-person conference at Fanshawe ended on May 13th, but you can still register for the virtual conference! 






The deadline for reduced-rate accommodations at the Fanshawe Residence have been secured.  The reduced rates are available until Monday April 29th.


Two-bedroom suites ($120 + tax / evening) and Four-bedroom suites ($240 + tax / evening) are available and can be booked using the promo code FAN331 when booking at this link.  Suites include kitchenettes with microwaves and full-sized fridges, private three-piece bathrooms, and access to complimentary wifi, parking, and on-site laundry facilities.


More information about available options and residence amenities can be found here.  Note that the residence will be offering complimentary parking for the duration of the conference.

















For more information about the suites and to book your room, please visit: Fanshawe Residence & Conference Centre - London (



** Interested in being matched up with another conference registrant to share the cost of a multi-room suite?  Please send us an email at and we will do our best to find you a partner! **


You are, of course, always welcome to explore hotel and Airbnb options in London. 



Did you know that participation at the annual CALL conference contributes towards TESL Ontario membership professional development hours?


Each hour of participation at a CALL conference equals one TESL PD hour and each hour presentation equals five TESL PD hours.


In order to have your participation at the CALL Conference officially recognized by TESL, please reach out to the CALL Board at  A PDF letter from CALL confirming your participation / presentation will be provided.

Innovation Village at Fanshawe
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Photograph of Dr. Canada Brunette-Debassige, our second keynote speaker.
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2024 CALL Conference

Conference Information, Session Descriptions, and Registration

Fanshawe College (London) and Online

Wednesday May 29th to Friday May 31st, 2024

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