Welcome to the Learning Specialists Association of Canada (LSAC)

The principal purpose of the Learning Specialists Association of Canada is to:

  • Provide national and regional leadership on issues relevant to our members;
  • Promote the professional status of our members;
  • Develop, encourage, and support sound professional and ethical standards among our members;
  • Facilitate the networking of our members to share information and hold conferences and other gatherings;
  • Support the professional development and practice of our members;
  • Present, publish, and disseminate research and discussion material appropriate to our members; and,
  • Serve as a link with other similar organizations internationally.

LSAC was created in 2011 through a merger of the Learning and Study Skills Association and the Learning Specialist Association of British Columbia.

In 2015, LSAC was one of the founding members of the International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers along with AALL, ALDinHE, and ATLAANZ in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand respectively.

Become a Member

Our members are professionals whose work in higher education institutions supports and furthers students, faculty, staff, and administrative goals. They have specialized education and training that often includes educational theory and practice, developmental psychology, curriculum design, and/or accessibility/disability issues. They are skilled in counseling, teaching, facilitation, problem solving, and communication. They use their skills to provide comprehensive learning development support through a variety of assessments, methods, strategies, and programs that are developed using scholarship, empirical data, practical experience, and sound pedagogy.

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