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Registration will close on October 31, 2023





ERGO Members are:

From public school boards in Ontario, Canada, only; Board of Education representatives with central responsibility for supporting ESL/ELD Programs and Services (ie. consultant/ coordinator/ administrator/ instructional lead teacher).


New ERGO members must complete the online membership application, upload a signed Supervisory Approval form, and pay membership fee online.


Returning ERGO members will be emailed an annual Renewal Communication in late August with a link to renew membership. This link is individualized to each specific member and cannot be shared.

ERGO Non-Voting Members are:

Retired ERGO members who maintain involvement in the field of ESL/ELD;

Invited by ERGO Executive to represent Faculties of Education, Post-Secondary Institutions, a Private School Association, an Independent School Association, and/or other professional Subject Associations.



ERGO Registration 

ESL/ELD Ontario School Board Lead - with signed permission from a superintendent


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ERGO & ORNG members - update as needed





ERGO Non-Voting Member Registraion

ORNG Members are:

School board designated educators, Initial Language Assessment teachers and Reception Centre assessors or staff, who are involved in the reception and initial language and math assessment of newcomer students and/or English language learners in publically funded Ontario schools.




ORNG Registration  

ESL/ELD Initial Assessor in an Ontario school - school board representative or reception centre staff

ERGO & ORNG Membership

Some educators are have a central role in their school board for supporting ESL/ELD Programming AND for initial language and math assessments for newcomer students.   If you are new to ERGO and ORNG please use this link to register for both groups.





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 We are always working to advocate for equitable access to learning opportunities for all ELLs and understand that this work can be challenging.  Our work is focussed on advocating for ELLs within Ontario schools in Canada.  We learn with and from some of the most diverse student populations in the world.   ERGO members are always looking to connect with and learn from ESL/ELD educators, researchers and experts from around the world to better support ELLs, their families, and their educators across Ontario schools.




Upcoming Events


ERGO Meetings

(start at 9:30am)

  • October 16, 2020 via Google Meet 
  • December 11, 2020 via Google Meet
  • Feb 12, 2021 via Google Meet
  • April 16, 2021 via Google Meet
  • June 11, 2021 via Google Meet