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 SMS WCLN Contact DL Program
BCSD5 - Southeast Kootenay   D2L Michael Kelly Kootenay DS
BCSD6 - Rocky Mountain   MO Lisa Tenta Rocky Mountain DL
BCSD8 - Kootenay Lake POLS D2L Rob Simpson Kootenay Lake DS
BCSD10 - Arrow Lakes   MO Nicholas Graves Arrow Lakes DS
  BCSD19 - Revelstoke          
BCSD20 - Kootenay-Columbia     Aaron McKenzie KCOC
BCSD22 - Vernon   D2L Josh Vance vLearn
BCSD23 - Central Okanagan   D2L John Morrone eSchoolBC
BCSD27 - Cariboo-Chilcotin       Shannon Augustine GROW
BCSD28 - Quesnel   MO Carlie Coben Quesnel DL
BCSD33 - Chilliwack       Gordon Bridge FVDES
BCSD34 - Abbotsford POLS D2L Baljeet Gill Virtual School
BCSD35 - Langley POLS D2L Paul Trattle
BCSD36 - Surrey POLS D2L Rex Hayes SAIL
BCSD37 - Delta POLS D2L Ted Johnson Delta Access
Home Quest
BCSD38 - Richmond   MO   Gary Chan Continuing Ed.
BCSD39 - South Hill POLS D2L Hollie Williams SH Ed Centre
BCSD39 - Vancouver   D/M Zhi Su Van 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 POLS D2L Lucas King NVOL
  BCSD45 - West Vancouver          
BCSD46 - Sunshine Coast   MO   Carolyn Spence SPIDER
BCSD47 - Powell River POLS D2L 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
BCSD54 - Bulkley Valley   MO   Ted Owens Education Connection
BCSD57 - Prince George   MO Rob Lewis CIDES
BCSD58 - Nicola-Similkameen POLS D2L Dan Duncan SCIDES
BCSD59 - Peace River South   MO Judy Eagles SPDLS
BCSD60 - Peace River North POLS D2L Sean Thomas
BCSD61 - Greater Victoria   MO Leah Moreau theLink
BCSD61 - Greater Victoria Int.       Reid Litster  
BCSD62 - Sooke   MO   Heather Lait JDFDL
BCSD63 - Saanich POLS D2L Sean Hayes SIDES
BCSD64 - Gulf Islands   D2L   Lyall Ruehlen 64GO
BCSD67 - Okanagan Skaha   MO Chris Van Bergeyk Connect ED
  BCSD68 - Nanaimo-Ladysmith       Justin Mark Island ConnectEd k-12
BCSD69 - Qualicum   MO Don Bold CEAP
BCSD70 - Pacific Rim     David Maher CHOICES
BCSD71 - Comox Valley POLS D2L   Gerald Fussell NIDES
BCSD72 - Campbell River   MO   Cathy Manson 72Ways2Learn
BCSD73 - Kamloops/Thompson POLS D2L Paul Hembling @KOOL
BCSD74 - Gold Trail       Colleen Minnabarriet Gold Trail DL
BCSD75 - Mission   MO   Amy Mahil Summit Learning Centre
BCSD78 - Fraser-Cascade   D2L Jacob Cowan Two Rivers Centre
BCSD79 - Cowichan Valley   D/M Sian Peterson Grove Open Learning
  BCSD81 - Fort Nelson          
BCSD82 - Coast Mountains   MO   Geoffery McKay NCDES
BCSD83 - North OK-Shuswap   MO   Valerie Edgell Education Outreach
BCSD84 - Vancouver Is W   MO Deane Johnson Learning Links
BCSD85 - Vancouver Is N     Ben Donoghue  
BCSD87 - Stikine   MO Tracey MacMillan Distance Ed
BCSD91 - Nechako Lakes POLS D2L   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 POLS D2L   Saima Naz iLearn
Heritage Online School POLS D2L   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 (SMS is separate):

  • $4235 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 0 - 150 (0-1200 student course accesses)
  • $5445 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 151 - 300 (1201-2400 student courses accesses)
  • $6655 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 301 - 450 (2401-3600 student courses accesses)
  • $7865 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 451 - 600 (3601-4800 student courses accesses)
  • $9075 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 601 - 750 (4801-6000 student courses accesses)
  • $10285 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 751 - 900 (6001-7200 student courses accesses)
  • $11495 for members with an annual expected student FTE of 901 - 1050 (7201-8400 student courses accesses)
  • Greater than 1050 FTE?  Just add $1210/150 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: Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 12:41 PM