Welcome to the Exchange!

The Exchange is a virtual network designed for educators working in public colleges in Ontario, Canada. The Exchange enables them to connect with colleagues, share credible and relevant information and develop solutions to common challenges.

Made up of communities of practice, members can access both a private forum (password protected workroom) for the exchange of ideas and sharing of documents as well as a public repository of credible curriculum and teaching/learning information, tools, templates and other resources.

For Information Contact

If you want more information or are part of a community that would like join The Exchange please contact either Karen Hodgins or Dianne Bloor.

Upcoming Events

Learning Outcomes: Evolution of Assessment

Toronto, ON
Oct 17 -18, 2016
Website to follow.

The Teaching Professor Technology Conference

Atlanta, Georgia
Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2016
Visit the conference site.

The Exchange Advisory Committee

The Exchange is developed and maintained in a consultative manner, An advisory group supports the promotion, quality and sustainability of the network.

Regional Representatives:

  • Joan Perron, Northern Region Representative, Canadore College
  • Cheryl Kennedy, Western Region, Conestoga College
  • Jake Sandison, Eastern Region, Loyalist College
  • Alena Sarkans, Central Region, Centennial College

Community Moderators:

  • Steve Murphy, Aligning and Building Curriculum Program (ABC), Algonquin College
  • Terri Geerinck (interim moderator), Curriculum Developer’s Affinity Group (CDAG), Fleming College (retired)
  • Catherine Ranson, Dental Hygiene Collaboration (DHC), George Brown
  • Jancess Pinnock, Early Childhood Education Coordinators, Algonquin
  • Tanya Vibert, Focus on Learning (FOL), Algonquin College
  • Danna Lennox, Justice & Public Safety Coordinators, Algonquin College
  • Dan Pihlainen, Ontario Broadcast Educators, Algonquin College

Exchange Affiliates:

  • Genevieve Paquette, Ontario Colleges Quality Assurance Services (OQAS), OCQAS


The Exchange appreciates the support of the Curriculum Developers' Affinity Group and funding provided by Colleges Ontario and the Coordinating Committee of Vice-Presidents Academic.

A Bit of History...

In 2009-10, with the support of HEQCO funding, colleges in Eastern Ontario were able to engage teachers participating in the regional Aligning and Building Curriculum (ABC) program in using a knowledge exchange network (ABC-KEN). ABC-KEN allowed them to develop and share curriculum knowledge and contribute to the expansion of a curriculum repository.

Curriculum information, tools, and links to curriculum cases and the ABC-KEN site can be found on the ABC Curriculum Resources website which is now part of The Exchange network.

The project undertaken in 2009-10 provided some insights into the use of a knowledge exchange network to mobilize, shape, extend and share knowledge and tools for aligning and building curriculum.

In 2010-11 HEQCO provided additional funding to develop a plan for a provincial curriculum knowledge exchange network. This plan was completed in spring 2011. The Exchange emerged from these early beginnings. The Exchange consists of several communities with common interests. Communities may be further divided into interest groups. ABC and CDAG were the founding communities for The Exchange. We look forward to welcoming additional communities as The Exchange grows.

Copyright © 2016. The Exchange. Designed by Chris Klimek

S5 Box

Login Form

S5 Register


Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.