Amy joined CSC in 2006 as the Director of Professional Learning Services. She became the Executive Director of CSC and its charitable affiliate in 2009. Amy began her teaching career at the Toronto District School Board and also taught with the Osaka school board in Japan. Amy came to CSC from the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO), where she oversaw the development of multiple teacher-training programs (both online and face-to-face) while simultaneously completing her Masters of Education in Workplace and Adult Learning. Amy applies her broad education background to her role as Executive Director and ensures that CSC's high standards are upheld in all its service areas.
Industry Expertise (4)
Training and Development
Areas of Expertise (13)
Adler International Learning: Adler Trained Coach (ATC), Professional Coaching
The University of Calgary: Masters of Education, Workplace and Adult Learning
Queen's University: Bachelor of Education, Education
Trent University: Bachelor of Arts, Honours, History & Comparative Development
- My Class Needs Foundation : Chief Executive Officer
Media Appearances (3)
Meet the Entrepreneurs
CEO Amy Coupal discusses the opportunities and challenges of being at the forefront of start-up culture in Toronto in an engaging panel including:
Christine Ho -- Founder & Executive Director, Operations, Well of Change
Well of Change aims to revolutionize how people support non-profit organizations. Its online platform gives people and organizations the choice to donate their time or money to support the charity of their choice.
Oliver Madison -- Founder & CEO, Me to We Style
Me to We Style is a social enterprise that sells ethically manufactured, environmentally-friendly quality apparel for the socially-conscious consumer.
Amy Coupal -- Executive Director, Curriculum Services Canada (CSC)
CSC is the pan-Canadian standards agency for quality assurance in learning products and programs. CSC supports educators and community groups in taking a leadership role in their boards, schools, classrooms, organizations and communities
Moderated by Allyson Hewitt
My Class Needs
Cable 10 Live tv
Amy discusses being the CEO of My Class Needs with Cable 10 News
My Class Needs Interview
Global TV, Edmonton tv
Wed, Oct 23 – As education budgets continue to tighten, it can often be a challenge for teachers to give their lessons that extra boost to really engage the students. But thanks to a new and unique fundraising program, that classroom wish list may soon become reality. Executive director of the “My Class Needs” foundation, Amy Coupal explains the program.
Event Appearances (3)
Moving Access Forward
International Summit on Accessibility Carleton University
How Do We Define Success?
Art, Science and the Brain: New Models of Learning for the 21st Century Toronto, ON.
Meet the Entrepreneurs - Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship 101 MaRS Discovery District
This paper describes the use of action research to develop new strategic directions for a pan-Canadian educational standards agency. As a learning organization, Curriculum Services Canada has a history of partnering with university researchers to review and improve its service to the education community. Our research process included interviewing staff and stakeholders, synthesizing their views, and providing recommendations to enable the organization to revitalize and move forward as a team. We used action research in this study to engage all staff in a reflective and dynamic decision-making process. Our study supports action research as a means to facilitate organizational learning and change in a business setting.