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

Spotlight on PLAR

Loyalist College's 28th Annual PLAR Conference
Monday May 1 -Tuesday May 2, 2017-02-02
Travelodge Hotel, Belleville ON

Aligning and Building Curriculum (ABC) Institute

May 15-18, 2017
Elmhirst's Resort, Keene, ON
Visit the ABC site.

Advanced Learning Conference 2017

May 16,17,18 2017
Mohawk College, Hamilton ON
Visit the conference site.

2017 CDAG Conference

In collaboration with CDOG and HOM
June 7-9, 2017
Mohawk College, Hamilton ON

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:

  • Representative TBA, Northern Region Representative, Canadore College
  • Cheryl Kennedy, Western Region, Conestoga College
  • Jake Sandison, Eastern Region, Loyalist College
  • Camilla Wheeler, Central Region, George Brown 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. Although ABC and CDAG were the founding communities, as The Exchange grows it welcomes a range of communities with interests based on curriculum, teaching and learning, and specific areas of discipline. Additional communities are always welcome at The Exchange.

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