The Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) includes Lasallian ministries in the United States and Canada. It is one of five Regions of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers), which Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of teachers, founded in 17th century France as a unique group of lay religious men dedicated exclusively to education.
The four other Regions of the Institute are:
Asia/Oceania (Pacific-Asia Regional Conference)
Europe/Mediterranean (Région Lasallienne Européenne-Méditerranée)
Africa (Région Lasallienne Africano-Malgache)
Latin America (Region Latinoamericana Lasallista)