Ontario's e-Learning Strategy – Regional e-learning Contacts
Regional e-learning Contacts
Ontario's provincially funded school boards and the Government of Ontario have formed another winning partnership by appointing Regional e-learning Contacts (ReLCs) to support the implementation and the growth of the provincial e-learning strategy, and to build board capacity for long-term sustainability. In their new role, ReLCs will:
ReLCs work with Ontario's provincially funded boards, school authorities, and demonstration schools in their respective regions.
Phone: 705-794-7915 or
Jacquie Latham has a background in Guidance, Special Education and Cooperative Education. She is a long-time board member of the Ontario School Counsellors' Association. Jacquie has been a strong advocate of online education, having written and taught online courses at both the secondary and university level. She has also worked at the central board office as a vice-principal of Student Success and was part of the initial Simcoe County District School Board e-learning team. Jacquie was on the regional e-learning committee and participated as a symposium planner and presenter. Jacquie is looking forward to this new role and working with the Barrie Region Team.
Phone: 416-222-8282 ext. 2736 or
Mark Brighton comes from the Toronto Catholic District School Board, where he was a Resource Teacher for Academic Information Communication Technology and was responsible for the e-learning initiative in the Continuing Education program. He was the District e-Learning Contact (DeLC) for the same board and also oversaw the transition to the provincial Learning Management System (LMS). Mark has also written and taught one of the original online courses for the board.
In addition to his e-learning responsibilities, Mark was involved in four major board web-based application deployments (Web Elementary Report Card, Webmarks, TPA, and Visual CASEL). His background also includes his participation on the board's Assessment and Evaluation Committee and Student Success Team Committee. Mark's classroom experience covered the 1983-2002 period, as a Mathematics and Computer Science teacher.
Mark looks forward to working with the GTA region boards as a resource, promoting e-learning and assisting in any future training needs.
David has a background in chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer studies. He has taught online and developed on-line course content and technologies for the District School Board of Niagara, e-Learning Ontario and Brock University. Before becoming a ReLC for the London region, David was the ICT and e-Learning Consultant for the District School Board of Niagara.
Growing up in rural Eastern Ontario on a dairy farm, Matthew obtained his Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) degree from the University of Waterloo and his Masters in Science and Teaching (MST) degree from the State University of New York in Postdam. Matthew taught computer science and mathematics for many years in the Upper Canada District School Board including multiple years teaching mathematics online for the district. He also acted as a District eLearning Contact (DeLC) and Program Resource Teacher in this district helping to support intermediate/senior numeracy and growth of the online learning program. Matthew has written, edited, and reviewed courses for e-LearningOntario and continues to support the nine English speaking school boards in Eastern Ontario.
Tony Calarco has been a science and technology teacher with the Near North District School Board for the past 15 years. Since 2006, he has taught computer programming online and written courses for the provincial e-learning strategy. He is a frequent presenter at e-learning symposia and has been a strong proponent of e-learning within his board, including acting as the lead teacher for the board�s Information and Communications Technology Specialist High Skills Major.
Phone: 416-816-3729 or
Thunder Bay Region
Daniel has worked in a variety of contexts within Lakehead Public schools; however, the core of his experience is based in adult and continuing education. Mr. Denomme helped foster a collaborative partnership to deliver adult credit programming in the region and is actively involved in the coordination and implementation of digital technologies, as well as in-service professional development and research. He has played a pivotal role on the board�s Information Technology Committee for several years, helping to craft a shared vision for technology integration through consultative sessions with students, teachers and administration.
Phone: 416-816-3729 or