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Welcome to ERGO


ERGO is the ESL/ELD Subject association for elementary and secondary teachers in Ontario. We are an organization of ESL/ELD coordinators, instructional leaders, consultants and representatives designated by boards of education, colleges and universities across Ontario. As a collective of educational leaders we are dedicated to improving educational opportunities and teaching practices for multilingual learners.


Read the 2022 ERGO Position Statement on Multilingual Language Learners in Ontario Education, K - 12 or download the PDF version.


Ontario teachers can use the ERGO site to access:

  • Ministry of Ontario documents related to ESL/ELD policies and programs.
  • Resources that support teaching English language learners.
  • Links to professional learning resources.
  • Videos of international ESL/ELD educators and researchers that have presented at ERGO meetings.
  • Articles and blogs from ESL/ELD educators across Ontario.

Are you an ESL/ELD coordinator, instructional leader, consultant or board designate? Apply here for membership.


Upcoming Special Events


The Ottawa Catholic School Board  and Hannah Beach Experience


Feel free to join and learn more about this collaboration!


Check out the Slide Deck for more information on Hannah Beach and her work!


Part 1: Tues. Nov. 21st, 3:30-4:15 pm

The Power of Play: Register Here!


Part 2: Tues. Nov. 28th, 3:30-4:15 pm 

What’s Behind the Behaviour? Register Here!


ERGO Meeting Dates


Meeting will be virtual 



Dates for 2023-2024 School Year

Meeting of the whole membership (Virtual) 

November 8- 9:30AM- 11:00AM
February 14- 9:30AM- 11:00AM
June 12-9:30AM- 11:00AM

ERGO Regional Meetings (Virtual/Hybrid/In person TBD by lead)

December 13- TBD
April 10-TBD


ORNG Meeting Dates


Wednesday November 22, 2023

Wednesday February 21, 2024

Wednesday June 19, 2024


Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) Events


ERGO teachers are also invited to attend CODE events for professional learning experiences relevant to ESL/ELD Lead Educators. Webinar dates are listed below (links to meetings are sent out via email).


October 31 & November 23, 2023


Tan Huynh, Part 1 and 2 Webinars

Long-Term Success for Experienced MLs


Classroom full of Students



Ontario Reception Network Group logo


ORNG is a standing committee of ERGO that represents Initial Language Assessors and Reception Centre Staff in Ontario School Boards. ORNG Members are board designated educators that specialize in receiving and providing initial assessments to newcomer students and/or English language learners (ELLs) in Ontario schools.


ORNG members may participate in additional networking and professional learning events related to the reception and assessment of newcomer students.


For more information on ORNG please click here .




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