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 2022-2024 at Lakehead University. Please contact Erin Knight at the ACCUTE Office at if you have any questions about the organization.