About WCLN

The Western Canadian Learning Network (WCLN) is a consortium school districts within BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon, and NWT who work together to:

  • Support distance learning, alternate, and blended learning programs.
  • Support classroom teachers who are interested in sharing ideas and personalizing their classrooms. 
  • Encourage 21st Century Learning and best practices in education.
  • Support teacher collaboration and professional development.

WCLN is a non-profit society that puts ALL contributions directly back into resource development.

Working together allows us to develop better online resources, create teacher communities, and establish cost-saving partnerships with industry. It all adds up to better learning experiences and opportunities for our students.

Current District/Division Members

School District WCLN Contact DL Program LMS/SMS for 2022-23
BCSD5 - Southeast Kootenay Andrea Graham Kootney DS Moodle & D2L / WCLN SMS
BCSD6 - Rocky Mountain Lisa Tenta Rocky Mountain DL D2L / WCLN SMS?
BCSD8 - Kootenay Lake Rob Simpson Kootenay Lake DS sd8.knowplace.ca
BCSD10 - Arrow Lakes Nicholas Graves Arrow Lakes DS online.sd10.bc.ca  / WCLN SMS
BCSD19 - Revelstoke  
BCSD20 - Kootenay-Columbia Aaron McKenzie KCOC moodle.sd20.bc.ca
BCSD22 - Vernon Rana Grace vLearn Moodle / WCLN SMS
BCSD23 - Central Okanagan John Morrone eSchoolBC Moodle / WCLN SMS
BCSD27 - Cariboo-Chilcotin Shannon Augustine GROW moodle.sd27.bc.ca
BCSD28 - Quesnel Suzanne Bolin Quesnel DL Moodle  / WCLN SMS
BCSD33 - Chilliwack Gordon Bridge FVDES my.fvdes.com
BCSD34 - Abbotsford Zhi Su Virtual School D2L & Moodle
BCSD35 - Langley Paul Trattle lecss.com Moodle & D2L / none
BCSD36 - Surrey Rex Hayes Surrey Connect DL  D2L / none
BCSD37 - Delta Ted Johnson Delta Access
Home Quest
Moodle & D2L / WCLN SMS
BCSD38 - Richmond Gary Chan Continuing Ed. Moodle / none
BCSD39 - South Hill

Hollie Williams

BCSD39 - Vancouver

Jim Rutley, Johnny Lo

Learning Network

Moodle & D2L / local
Adult Ed = Moodle

BCSD40 - New Westminster Jim Kemp Island Discovery  
BCSD41 - Burnaby Cesare Martino Burnaby Online

D2L / ?

BCSD42 - Maple Ridge Trish McCuaig Connected Learning D2L / Laserfiche
BCSD43 - Coquitlam David Truss COL 10-12
Encompass (K-9)
Moodle / Lumens
BCSD44 - North Vancouver Lucas King NVOL Moodle & D2L / WCLN SMS
BCSD45 - West Vancouver West Van Online  
BCSD46 - Sunshine Coast Carolyn Spence SPIDER D2L / none
BCSD47 - Powell River Stephanie Hall PIE, Brook S D2L / WCLN SMS possibly?
BCSD48 - Sea to Sky Elise Lambert Sea To Sky Online Moodle / none
BCSD49 - Central Coast Scott Barnas SOSDL  
BCSD50 - Haida Gwaii Deavlan Bradley QCSS moodle.sd50.bc.ca
BCSD51 - Boundary Shawn Lockhart sd51.knowplace.ca  / WCLN SMS
BCSD52 - Prince Rupert Andrew Samoil Moodle / none
BCSD52 - Coast Tsimshian Academy
BCSD53 - OK Similkameen Will Eaton YouLearn.ca Moodle / none
BCSD54 - Bulkley Valley Ted Owens Education Connection Moodle
BCSD57 - Prince George Rob Lewis CIDES Moodle / WCLN SMS
BCSD58 - Nicola-Similkameen Karen Goetz SCIDES Moodle / WCLN SMS
BCSD59 - Peace River South Judy Eagles SPDLS Canvas (D2L next) / none
BCSD60 - Peace River North Sean Thomas NBCDES Moodle & D2L / WCLN SMS
BCSD61 - Greater Victoria Leah Moreau theLink Moodle / none
BCSD61 - Greater Victoria Int. Reid Litster
BCSD62 - Sooke Heather Lait JDFDL Moodle / none
BCSD63 - Saanich Sean Hayes SIDES D2L / local SIS
BCSD64 - Gulf Islands Lyall Ruehlen 64GO  D2L / none
BCSD67 - Okanagan Skaha Chris Van Bergeyk Connect ED Moodle  / WCLN SMS
BCSD68 - Nanaimo-Ladysmith Justin Mark Island ConnectEd k-12  
BCSD69 - Qualicum Don Bold CEAP Moodle
BCSD70 - Alberni David Maher CHOICES online.sd70.knowplace.ca
BCSD71 - Comox Valley Jeff Taylor NIDES

D2L / ?

BCSD72 - Campbell River Cathy Manson 72Ways2Learn Moodle / WCLN SMS
BCSD73 - Kamloops/Thompson Paul Hembling @KOOL courses.kool.sd73.bc.ca
BCSD74 - Gold Trail Colleen Minnabarriet Gold Trail DL moodle.sd74.bc.ca
BCSD75 - Mission Emily Keenan Summit Learning Centre Moodle / ?
BCSD78 - Fraser-Cascade Margaret Smiley Two Rivers Centre Moodle
BCSD79 - Cowichan Valley Ann Kissinger Grove Open Learning D2L & Moodle / WCLN SMS
BCSD81 - Fort Nelson  
BCSD82 - Coast Mountains Geoffery McKay NCDES moodle.ncdes.ca
BCSD83 - North OK-Shuswap Valerie Edgell Education Outreach  Moodle / WCLN SMS
BCSD84 - Vancouver Is W Deane Johnson Learning Links  app.viw.sd84.bc.ca/moodle/
BCSD85 - Vancouver Is N
BCSD87 - Stikine Tracey MacMillan Distance Ed sd87.bc.ca/moodle/
BCSD91 - Nechako Lakes Brian Naka Ebus Academy Moodle & D2L / local
BCSD92 - Nisga'a Jill Jensen Gansiwilaaks DL   / WCLN SMS
BCSD93 - CS Francophone Saloua MacDonald Ecole Virtuelle  
Yukon Territory David McInnes YesNet Moodle / none
iLearn Secondary School Saima Naz iLearn D2L / ?
Heritage Online School Chelsea Bitgood OnlineSchool
Stz’uminus Education Society  Collen Mullin Stzuminus
Coast Tsimshian Academy Sky Mitchell Tsimshian
Squiala First Nation  Steffi Munshaw Squiala
ABSD18-Black Gold Regional Terri Reid Learn Everywhere Moodle
ABSD26-Palliser Division Jason Kwasny Beyond Borders Moodle
ABSD38-Foothills Division Doug Stevens The Hub Moodle
ABSD41-Rocky View Division Dirk Meyer RSV Blended/Online Moodle
ABSD73-Chinook's Edge Mary Wilson Career High-School Moodle
ABSD76 - Peace Wapiti Kate Thon PAVE Moodle
ABFMCSD - Fort Mac Catholic Deborah Kitching FMCSD
AB Tsuut'ina Board of Ed Greg Roberts Tsuut'ina
AB Ignite Centre for Learning Alison Hancox Ignite Centre Moodle / Edsembli
Progressive Academy Carrie Watt Proacad
SKSD200 - Northeast SD Stacy Lair NESD Online Moodle
SKSD203 - Northwest  SD Matthew Grup NWSD Home-Based
SKSD204 - Good Spirit SD Jason Trost GSOL Moodle
SKSD210 - Prairie South Jeff Boulton Prairie South Virtual Moodle
SKSD22 - Holy Trinity Matthew Grupp Holy Trinity  Moodle
MB-Tataskweak Alfred Beardy Tataskweyak Ed.
  MB-Informnet (MB Online) Tom Tarrant InformNet D2L

* offering free testing services for other BC DL programs.

District Member Contributions

As a group, we divide development costs and skills among all WCLN members. For example, your $5000/yr in resource investment is now worth $350,000/yr and serious evolution of resources is accomplished. Also, teachers now collaborate, expanding their opportunities and potential. Another network benefit is the ability to represent 40+ districts to vendors, allowing WCLN members some great cost-cutting partnership deals.

Basic Membership:

  • $3850 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 0 - 150 (0-1200 student course accesses)
  • $4950 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 151 - 300 (1201-2400 student courses accesses)
  • $6050 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 301 - 450 (2401-3600 student courses accesses)
  • $7150 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 451 - 600 (3601-4800 student courses accesses)
  • $8250 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 601 - 750 (4801-6000 student courses accesses)
  • $9350 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 751 - 900 (6001-7200 student courses accesses)
  • $10450 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 901 - 1050 (7201-8400 student courses accesses)
  • Greater than 1050 FTE?  Just add $1100/150 additional FTE
  • Provincial program memberships available upon request.

Basic membership entitles a program to:

  • Access to all WCLN Development for your local Distance Learning and Blended Learning programs
  • Access to OSBC materials and courses based on OSBC material for your local Distance Learning and Blended Learning programs
  • Inclusion into Discussion area for Teacher Feedback and Interaction
  • Access to the Partnership Deals for cutting costs.

Expectations of WCLN member programs:

  • Involvement in the shared development strategies.
  • Involvement in the building of the virtual teaching community.
  • WCLN graphic on site and redirection for students that you can't serve locally.
  • Updates to member information on site.
Last modified: Monday, 22 August 2022, 5:30 PM