Teach For Canada staff and advisors are community-focused and motivated by a desire to make education more equal in Canada.

Teach For Canada staff


On our team of full-time staff, we are fortunate to have a committed, experienced, talented, and humble group of leaders. Together, this team is responsible for recruiting, preparing, and supporting teachers, engaging with First Nations and Indigenous organizations, fundraising, communications, operations, finance, and all other organizational functions.

Shannon Payne, senior consultant and Indigenous education expert, advises Teach For Canada during a Circle of Advisors meeting.

Circle of Advisors

Our Circle of Advisors is a critical part of the Teach For Canada team. Together, they bring national experience in rural, remote, and Indigenous education across Canada, and they have served as teachers, principals, superintendents, education directors, professors, and in other leadership positions across the country. Our advisors guide our program design and long-term program strategy.

Student Ambassadors gather in Toronto for a forum where they learn from community leaders and collaborate with peers.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are current students in faculties of education across Canada. They lead our on-campus teacher recruitment initiatives. As current teacher-candidates, they are best placed to ignite a conversation on how future educators can bridge the inequality gap in Canadian education. Teacher-candidates who are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador can learn more and apply here.

Board members Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Kevin Berube, and Mike DeGagne

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is responsible for steering the organization toward a sustainable future by giving direction on governance, finance, fundraising, and long-term strategy.



Join Our Team


Teach for Canada is always looking for passionate, energetic, and humble people to join our team. Explore career opportunities or volunteer as a Student Ambassador or as a Professional Mentor.