OTESSA is an association that supports and shares new knowledge from both academic and professional research and innovation in practice as it pertains to the application of technology and openness across K12, post-secondary, and other relevant sectors where learning and knowledge sharing are required.
OTESSA supports networking between and among researchers, practitioners, graduate and undergraduate students, librarians, designers, educators from K12 or post-secondary, administrators, policy-makers, and other stakeholders both nationally and internationally, to build relationships, support professional partnerships, enhance communications, share resources, and encourage innovation. OTESSA supports the development of new research and practice, promotes research opportunities, and disseminates and applies research results. We strive to inform policy and practice regionally, provincially, nationally, and internationally.
OTESSA is proud to be a member of the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year.
Statement on Equity
OTESSA values diversity and strives to champion policies and practices that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable association. Many existing systems of power grant privilege and access unequally, and equity is crucial to a strong and just society. A more diverse community of researchers and professionals makes our work more diverse and stronger. We encourage people not currently represented in our board or committees to contact us with expressions of interest to join our team. Our goal is to see a broad representation across geographic regions and inclusion of genders, LGBTQ2IA, Indigenous, visible minority, persons with disabilities, and Francophone members.