Committed to the Evolution of Teaching and Learning

eCampusOntario, a not-for-profit corporation, is funded by the Government of Ontario to be a centre of excellence in online and technology-enabled learning for all publicly-funded colleges and universities in Ontario.

Our mandate:

Support the development and delivery of quality online learning experiences across all of Ontario.

Lead in research, development and sharing of exemplary practices in online and other forms of technology-enabled learning.

Support member institutions in fostering innovation, collaboration, and excellence on behalf of Ontario students and faculty.

Contribute to the evolution of teaching and learning by responding to emerging tech and the development of state-of-the art online courses and programs.

A message from our CEO

eCampusOntario has embarked on a bold mission to widen access to post-secondary education and training in Ontario. The organization is succeeding in turning this vision into reality with the help of technology-enabled learning strategy that makes programs and courses from our 45 member institutions easy to find and consider before learners apply and register for classes.

Our open textbook library provides access to free learning resources in a wide range of subject areas. These open textbooks can be assigned by instructors for their classes and they can be downloaded by learners to mobile devices, or printed on demand at a nominal cost. These free and open educational resources are customizable to meet a wide range of learning needs, and we invite instructors to review and adopt the resources for use in their courses.

We also support post-secondary educators throughout Ontario with workshops, conferences and resources. Everything we do at eCampusOntario is grounded in the belief that the impact on learning should be the primary motivator for creating technology-enabled and online learning experiences. Through our funding and professional programs, we aim to empower educators to explore a range of emerging technologies and pedagogical practices for effective online and technology-enabled teaching and learning.

David Porter, Ed.D.

David Porter

The Team

Introducing the eCampusOntario staff. Contact us at

Emily Carlisle-Johnston, Digital Program Lead
Brandon Carson, Program Manager
Chris Fernlund
Chris Fernlund, Lead, Student Supports
Emma Gooch
Emma Gooch, Program Coordinator
Lana Hall
Lana Hall, Copywriter
Lillian Hogendoorn
Lillian Hogendoorn, Digital Access and
OER Lead
Luc Lacasse, Senior Systems and
Database Administrator
Kim Nguyen
Kim Nguyen, Multimedia and Web
Lena Patterson
Lena Patterson, Senior Director, Programs and Stakeholder Relations
Elan Paulson
Elan Paulson, PhD, Director, Communications
and Engagement
David Porter
David Porter, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer
David Porter
Muhammad Riaz, Front-End Developer
Michel Singh
Michel Singh, Chief Technology Officer
Lindsay Woodside, Program Manager

Our Board

Board of Directors

The eCampusOntario Board is diverse. Composed of students, faculty, administrators and members of the public, the Board collaborates to establish eCampusOntario as a leader in online and technology-enabled learning.

Board Chairs

Judith Morris

President and CEO, Lambton College


President of a University

Board Directors

Nick Baker

Director, Office of Open Learning, University of Windsor

Danny Chang

Student Representative, Western University

Jordanne Christie

Faculty Member, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Durham College

Alison Flynn

Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Ottawa

Peter Hickey

Member of the Public with financial, audit or risk management experience


Member of the Public with technology-enabled learning experience

André Léger

Associate Dean, School of Contemporary Teaching and Learning, St. Lawrence College

Audrey J. Penner

Vice-President, Academic and Student Success, Northern College

Lisa Philipps

Vice-President Academic and Provost, York University

Laurie Rancourt

Senior Vice-President, Academic, Humber College

Jill Scott

Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University


College Student Representative

Non-Voting Members

Eva Busza

Vice-President, Policy and Sector Collaboration, Council of Ontario Universities

David Fulford

Vice-President, Research and Policy, Colleges Ontario

Yvette Munro

Executive Director, Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT)

David Porter

CEO, eCampusOntario

eCampusOntario Members

Ontario Colleges
  • Algonquin College
  • Collège Boréal
  • Cambrian College
  • Canadore College
  • Centennial College
  • Conestoga College
  • Confederation College
  • Durham College
  • Fanshawe College
  • Fleming College
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College
  • Humber College
  • La Cité Collégiale
  • Lambton College
  • Loyalist College
  • Mohawk College
  • Niagara College
  • Northern College
  • St. Clair College
  • St. Lawrence College
  • Sault College
  • Seneca College
  • Sheridan College
Ontario Universities
  • Algoma University
  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Guelph
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • OCAD University
  • Ontario Tech University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Toronto
  • Trent University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Windsor
  • York University

Core Values


Support and encourage exemplary practices in the courses, programs, and services available through eCampusOntario


Enable and promote innovation by pushing the envelope for online and technology-enabled learning


Facilitate, encourage, and promote collaboration in all of our services and activities


Support ongoing research that promotes quality and innovation in both online and technology-enabled teaching and learning


Be accountable and assume accountability in the work that we do


Demonstrate relevance and add value in a way that differentiates us from other nonprofits and justifies ongoing support and investment


Work with member institutions to promote accessibility, collaboration, and innovation in online and technology-enabled learning that will enhance learner experience, support faculty development, and extend Ontario’s global reach.


Be a centre of excellence and a global leader in the evolution of teaching and learning through technology.



WCET ( is a leader in the practice, policy, and advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. It is a national member-driven nonprofit that brings together colleges, universities, higher education organizations, and companies to collectively improve the quality and reach of eLearning programs.


The OERu ( makes higher education accessible to everyone. Coordinated by the OER Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization, the OERu network of institutions offers free online courses to students worldwide. OERu partners also provide affordable ways for learners to gain academic credit towards qualifications from recognized institutions.


EDUCAUSE ( helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. The organization actively engages with colleges, universities, corporations, foundations, government organizations, and nonprofits to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology.


The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) ( is a national organization of professionals committed to excellence in the provision of innovation in education in Canada. Its inclusive culture welcomes all of those interested in examining innovation in education—whether they be from K-12 systems, post secondary organizations, or private training and professional development courses. The organization’s primary goal is to provide a space for dialogue, collaboration, and innovation.


The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education ( has four major goals:

  • Develop and provide programs that promote excellent teaching and the advancement of scholarship at the post secondary level
  • Provide instructional seminars and conferences on topics related to educational development
  • Support the creation, application, integration, and dissemination of knowledge on issues related to the advancement of teaching and scholarship at the post secondary level
  • Educate the public and increase its understanding of the importance of achieving excellence in teaching and learning