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February 3, 2015

From the Executive Director

I am happy to report that our projects, described in this issue of Inside Language, are going well.

Since our last newsletter in September, we have been busy not only with projects, but with attending and presenting at a number of conferences – in particular TESL Ontario – and with assisting with our Board’s agenda.

The Audit and Risk Management Committee met to review and endorse our new Risk Management Plan and assess our financial health. The Nominating and Board Evaluation Committee met to review the upcoming vacancies on the Board and to discuss a succession strategy. We are now preparing for the upcoming Board meeting, December 9.

In our September newsletter we announced that we had selected the Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA) to manage the CELBAN nursing language test. We’re happy to report that new testing sessions are now up and running with hundreds of test-takers expected to take CELBAN over the next few months. Starting in January 2015 CEHPEA will become Touchstone Institute, a name and identity they feel will reflect their view to a progressive future. It is a change in name only as no existing agreements will be impacted in any way, including CELBAN.

On the staffing side, there have been no recent changes.

We are looking forward to a busy winter and spring.

May I take this occasion to wish you a Merry Holiday Season!

 

-François Bélisle

 

Public Holidays

Please note that our offices will be closed starting December 24th 2014 at noon until January 1st 2015 inclusively, as well as February 16th 2015 for Ontario Family Day.

 

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