Founded in 1957, the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) was incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act in 2015.  ACCUTE’s purpose, as ratified in 2015, is to promote the interests of those teaching and researching in the various fields of English Studies in Canadian colleges and universities by facilitating the dissemination and exchange of research and the exploration of professional issues, by organizing scholarly and professional meetings, by seeking to improve working conditions, by representing and promoting the scholarly and research interests of members before such bodies as provincial and federal granting agencies, and by supporting the interests and aspirations of members entering the profession.

You can see our bylaws by clicking here.

See Marjorie Garson’s “ACUTE: The First Twenty-Five Years, 1957–1982.” English Studies in Canada 34.4 (2008): 21-43.

ACCUTE is hosted from 2020-2022 at Brock University. Please contact the ACCUTE office at, or at the below address, if you have any questions about the organization.

Mailing Address:


Brock University

c/o Department for English Language and Literature

1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way

St. Catharines  ON  L2S 3A1

905-688-5550 x5318