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 Org LMS SM WCLN Contact DL Program
BCSD5 - Southeast Kootenay D2L SMS Jennifer Roberts Kootenay DS
BCSD6 - Rocky Mountain MO SMS Lisa Tenta Rocky Mountain DL
BCSD8 - Kootenay Lake POLS D2L SMS Rob Simpson Kootenay Lake DS
BCSD10 - Arrow Lakes MO SMS Nicholas Graves Arrow Lakes DS
BCSD19 - Revelstoke
BCSD20 - Kootenay-Columbia Aaron McKenzie KCOC
BCSD22 - Vernon D2L SMS Josh Vance vLearn
BCSD23 - Central Okanagan D2L SMS John Morrone eSchoolBC
BCSD27 - Cariboo-Chilcotin Shannon Augustine GROW
BCSD28 - Quesnel MO SMS Carlie Coben Quesnel DL
BCSD33 - Chilliwack Gordon Bridge FVDES
BCSD34 - Abbotsford POLS D2L SMS Zhi Su Virtual School
BCSD35 - Langley POLS D2L - Paul Trattle lecss.com
BCSD36 - Surrey POLS D2L - Rex Hayes Surrey Connect DL
BCSD37 - Delta POLS D2L SMS Ted Johnson Delta Access
Home Quest
BCSD38 - Richmond MO Gary Chan Continuing Ed.
BCSD39 - South Hill

POLS

D2L

Hollie Williams

BCSD39 - Vancouver

D/M

Jim Rutley, Johnny Lo

Learning Network
BCSD40 - New Westminster POLS D2L - Pam Craven Island Discovery
BCSD41 - Burnaby POLS D2L Cesare Martino Burnaby Online
BCSD42 - Maple Ridge D2L - Trish McCuaig Connected Learning
BCSD43 - Coquitlam POLS D2L - David Truss COL 10-12
Encompass (K-9)
BCSD44 - North Vancouver P/D D2L SMS Lucas King NVOL
BCSD45 - West Vancouver West Van Online
BCSD46 - Sunshine Coast D2L - Carolyn Spence SPIDER
BCSD47 - Powell River POLS D2L SMS Stephanie Hall PIE, Brook S
BCSD48 - Sea to Sky Elise Lambert Sea To Sky Online
BCSD49 - Central Coast Scott Barnas SOSDL
BCSD50 - Haida Gwaii Deavlan Bradley QCSS
BCSD51 - Boundary Shawn Lockhart
BCSD52 - Prince Rupert MO - Andrew Samoil
BCSD52 - Coast Tsimshian Academy
BCSD53 - OK Similkameen MO - Will Eaton YouLearn.ca
BCSD54 - Bulkley Valley MO Ted Owens Education Connection
BCSD57 - Prince George MO SMS Rob Lewis CIDES
BCSD58 - Nicola-Similkameen POLS D2L SMS Dan Duncan SCIDES
BCSD59 - Peace River South MO SMS Judy Eagles SPDLS
BCSD60 - Peace River North POLS D2L - Sean Thomas NBCDES
BCSD61 - Greater Victoria MO SMS Leah Moreau theLink
BCSD61 - Greater Victoria Int. Reid Litster
BCSD62 - Sooke MO - Heather Lait JDFDL
BCSD63 - Saanich POLS D2L SMS Sean Hayes SIDES
BCSD64 - Gulf Islands D2L - Lyall Ruehlen 64GO
BCSD67 - Okanagan Skaha MO SMS Chris Van Bergeyk Connect ED
BCSD68 - Nanaimo-Ladysmith Justin Mark Island ConnectEd k-12
BCSD69 - Qualicum MO Don Bold CEAP
BCSD70 - Alberni David Maher CHOICES
BCSD71 - Comox Valley POLS D2L - Gerald Fussell NIDES
BCSD72 - Campbell River MO SMS Cathy Manson 72Ways2Learn
BCSD73 - Kamloops/Thompson POLS D2L SMS Paul Hembling @KOOL
BCSD74 - Gold Trail Colleen Minnabarriet Gold Trail DL
BCSD75 - Mission MO Emily Keenan Summit Learning Centre
BCSD78 - Fraser-Cascade D2L SMS Jacob Cowan Two Rivers Centre
BCSD79 - Cowichan Valley D/M SMS Ann Kissinger Grove Open Learning
BCSD81 - Fort Nelson
BCSD82 - Coast Mountains MO Geoffery McKay NCDES
BCSD83 - North OK-Shuswap MO SMS Valerie Edgell Education Outreach
BCSD84 - Vancouver Is W MO Deane Johnson Learning Links
BCSD85 - Vancouver Is N
BCSD87 - Stikine MO Tracey MacMillan Distance Ed
BCSD91 - Nechako Lakes POLS D2L SIM Brian Naka Ebus Academy
  BCSD92 - Nisga'a Jill Jensen Gansiwilaaks DL
BCSD93 - CS Francophone POLS D2L Saloua MacDonald Ecole Virtuelle
Yukon Territory MO David McInnes YesNet
iLearn Secondary School D2L Saima Naz iLearn
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 MO Terri Reid Learn Everywhere
ABSD26-Palliser Division MO Jason Kwasny Beyond Borders
ABSD38-Foothills Division MO Doug Stevens The Hub
ABSD41-Rocky View Division MO Dirk Meyer RSV Blended/Online
ABSD73-Chinook's Edge MO Mary Wilson Career High-School
ABSD76 - Peace Wapiti MO Kate Thon PAVE
ABFMCSD - Fort Mac Catholic Deborah Kitching FMCSD
AB Tsuut'ina Board of Ed Greg Roberts Tsuut'ina
AB Ignite Centre for Learning MO Alison Hancox Ignite Centre
Progressive Academy Carrie Watt Proacad
SKSD200 - Northeast SD MO Stacy Lair NESD Online
SKSD203 - Northwest  SD Matthew Grup NWSD Home-Based
SKSD204 - Good Spirit SD MO Jason Trost GSOL
SKSD210 - Prairie South MO Jeff Boulton Prairie South Virtual
SKSD22 - Holy Trinity MO Matthew Grupp Holy Trinity 
MB-Tataskweak Alfred Beardy Tataskweyak Ed.
  MB-Informnet (MB Online) D2L Tom Tarrant InformNet

* 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: Friday, 27 January 2023, 1:58 PM