Dr. Jordan Lachler
Dr. Jordan Lachler - Director

Jordan Lachler is Director of the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI). He brings in considerable experience from many years of close collaborative work with a range of Indigenous language communities including Haida and Nakota, and is actively developing partnerships with Cree and other communities. Dr. Lachler leads overall project planning and management of CILLDI, and fosters an inclusive research and teaching environment where community involvement and feedback are ensured.

Darren Flavelle
Darren Flavelle - Community Projects Manager

Darren Flavelle is the Community Projects Manager of the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute and works alongside the team to ensure that the various endeavours of CILLDI stay on track. He obtained his Bachelors of Arts at the University of Alberta and his Masters of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and has worked with the Oroha People of the Solomon Islands for years, and continues to. Darren has now returned to the University of Alberta to help CILLDI grow and expand and is excited to be working with the indigenous peoples of Canada.

Héloïse Torck
Héloïse Torck - Project Administrator

Héloïse is the Project Administrator for CILLDI and the 21st Century Tools for Indigenous Languages Partnership. After graduating with a BA in Spanish and Translation in France, she came to the University of Alberta where she completed an MA in Applied Linguistics and a BA in Native Studies. Through her work with CILLDI, she uses her administrative and academic skills to support the institute's students, partners, and projects.