Teacher education in Ontario, Canada has had to respond to a myriad of challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis, particularly after government authorities decided to close schools until students and faculty could return safely . In this paper, we examine some of the major challenges that are being faced by teacher educators as they prepare for September 2020, struggling to re-imagine teaching and learning remotely . We also examine the issues facing teacher education using the lens of ‘ complex adaptive systems ’, systems that are unpredictable, have many interacting parts, and are characterised by constant uncertainty both from within and particularly from outside . Some issues affecting teacher education and teacher educators causing this uncertainty in Ontario include 1) access to effective online connection and support , 2) educator professional development for online learning , 3) conversion of face-to-face courses to successful online courses, and 4) the recognition of student teachers ’ practica experiences . Although this article provides a snapshot of the Ontario context and the challenges it currently faces in teacher education, it also presents some solutions, and by thinking of the context as an example of a complex adaptive system, it also holds out hope for the future.