BC TEAL Committees

The work of BC TEAL is done by volunteer members of our committees. Each committee has clear terms of reference that lay out the scope of the work to be done. Volunteering for one of the committees is a great way to make sure your voice is heard and your concerns are addressed. Read the committee descriptions and if you see a place where you would like to contribute, please fill out our volunteer application form.

Social Media

The Social Media Committee manages all social media channels of BC TEAL, covering information and messages from the board including reminders, notices and information about BC TEAL upcoming events, as well as information that would be of interest to the membership at large.Find out more


The Membership Committee recruits, supports, and retains members of the BC TEAL community and works closely with other committees to communicate benefits and opportunities for BC TEAL members. The committee also maintains the relationship between BC TEAL and Supporting Institutions.Find out more

Private Sector

The Private Sector Committee serves the BC TEAL Private Sector schools and their members. It aims to raise the profile of the Private Sector and to address the needs and concerns of those working within it.Find out more


The Post-Secondary Committee serves post-secondary EAL educators. This support includes advocacy, organizing events and professional development as well as ensuring that conferences provide training specific to this sector.Find out more

Regional Representatives

The Regional Representatives Committee is composed of seven regional representatives from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Thompson, Northern BC, and the Kootenays. They support local member activities.Find out more


The Publications team oversees the BC TEAL Journal and TEAL News.

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Settlement Language

The Settlement Language Committee members are representatives of organizations or institutions that provide settlement language programs in BC. Members discuss current trends, issues, gaps and needs in service delivery, and identify potential solutions and ways in which BC TEAL can offer support. The TCF Settlement Language Resource Award Committee is a sub-committee of the Settlement Language Committee. The Settlement Language Chair hosts the bimonthly LINC Lounge sessions.Find out more


The Website Committee oversees the creation and updating of the new bcteal.org website. Additionally, the website committee provides technical oversight to various BC TEAL projects and initiatives.

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Professional development

The PD committee was created as a central part of BC TEAL’s mission and strategic plan to provide professional development opportunities to BC TEAL members.Find out more