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Welcome To CANeLearn

The Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society with a vision to be the leading voice in Canada for learner success in K-12 online and blended learning.  CANeLearn provides members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities.

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Who Is CANeLearn



  • promotes effective practice in online and blended learning;
  • fosters community and facilitates interaction among online and blended learning educators; and
  • connects educators to online and blended learning organizations.


Current Canadian eLearning Network board of directors listed here

Our Networking Areas

Learning Innovation 95%
Resource Sharing 85%
Professional Learning 90%
Research Blended & Online 75%

Commitment Statements

  • We are committed to networking through:
    • Building relationships
    • Enhancing communications between and among members
    • Sharing resources and best practices
    • Encouraging innovation
  • We are committed to collaboration through:
    • Supporting partnerships
    • Sharing professional learning opportunities
    • Finding efficiencies through technologies and shared services
  • We are committed to research by:
    • Staying current and participating in studies
    • Promoting research opportunities
    • Disseminating research results
  • We are committed to championing by:
    • Working with post-secondary institutions to connect pre-service and in-service teachers to online and blended learning
    • Informing policy and professional standards regionally, provincially and nationally
    • Educating stakeholders and promoting online and blended learning to all

Leadership Executive

Michael Canuel
Michael CanuelFounder & Board member
Chief Executive Officer of LEARN since its inception and founding director of CANeLearn, Michael spent the first 12 years of his professional career as a high school English teacher and basketball coach. He subsequently went on to the private sector where he acquired a vast and varied experience in business and management as both an owner and senior executive. With degrees in education, economics, management, and English literature he recently completed a doctorate in e-learning and professional development. Besides being one of the founders of CANeLearn, Michael as was the creator and co-developer of a flourishing educational program in Southeast Asia. He is a passionate and eclectic reader, a wine devotee who also enjoys fine dining, and partner to a Black Russian Terrier who “rules his life”.
Randy LaBonte
Randy LaBonteChief Executive Officer
Randy is responsible for leading the development and execution of CANeLearn’s long-term strategy along with its day-to-day management decisions and implementation of short term plans and goals.

Dr. LaBonte has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. His doctoral research on leadership in online learning led to his work supporting changes in BC policy, agreements, and e-learning standards. His consulting work has also included distance education support for Alberta rural and remote learners and providers at the secondary and post-secondary level. Randy’s publications include papers on quality, standards and leadership for e-learning. He is an adjunct professor at Vancouver Island University where he teaches online courses for K-12 educators shifting practices to online learning environments.