Welcome to Treasure Mountain Canada

School library learning commons research symposium and think tank.
A Canadian School Libraries project.

Collaboratively exploring ideas to build collective knowledge of the learning commons approach as sustainable school improvement. Treasure Mountain Canada symposiums are held every other year, in locations across Canada and in partnership with other organizations / associations.


We invite you to participate in this symposium and think tank.

  • Your TMC registration includes all day Friday at Super Conference.
  • Your registration for the Full Super Conference includes TMC at no extra charge. (Full conference fees are variable: check the Super Conference website.)
  • TMC registration includes Friday evening dinner and Saturday lunch and refreshments at no extra charge. TMC registration is not subject to late fees. (TMC registration: $275.00)

TMC6 Theme: Participatory Learning in the Library Learning Commons

TMC6 Sub-Themes:

  • Collaborative Environments
  • Culturally Relevant and Responsive SLLC
  • Accessibility for All
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • School Culture

TMC6 Keynote Speaker: Eric Walters, best-selling Canadian author

Get Ready for Treasure Mountain Canada 2020: View / download the PDF for more information about the theme and sub-themes, and tips for preparing for research, so that you can contribute to TMC6.

TMC6 CALL FOR PAPERS: View / download the PDF for information about submitting a paper to the symposium.


CSL Research Toolkit

Announcing the Canadian School Libraries Research Toolkit

The CSL Research Toolkit supports school library practitioners as they explore their own practice through research.

Use the Research Toolkit to guide your approach to preparing for TMC!


Learn more about each symposium.

TMC5, 2017 (Winnipeg, MB): Culturally Relevant and Responsive School Library Learning Commons

TMC4, 2016 (Toronto, ON): Growing Impact of Leading Learning

TMC3, 2014 (Victoria, BC): Building Bridges to the Future

TMC2, 2012 (Ottawa, ON): Learning for the Future

TMC1, 2010 (Edmonton, AB): Transforming Canadian School Libraries

CSL Research Archive

All TMC papers are available in the Canadian School Libraries Research Archive. One point of access to scholarly and practitioner research about the school library learning commons.


TMC4 Highlights
TMC5 2017