The Canada Council for the Arts has been undergoing major changes. Council’s New Funding Model, which will begin rolling out in Spring 2017, is joined by a new online application system as well as significant website updates. Here are a few core changes related to Official Language Minority Communities (English-speaking Quebecers, that’s you).

  • Strategic Funds – Find information about the Official Languages Fund and Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities, along with application guides.
  • Commitments – Read Canada Council’s Strategic Plan commitments, along with information on those related to Official Languages.

While deadlines for the new Canada Council programs don’t start until April, why not take the time to register for the online application portal in the meantime? Registrations must be made at least 30 days before you apply for a grant.

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ELAN is an official minority language organization within a country that only recognizes two languages as official. ELAN is located in Tiohtiak:ke, which is the original name for Montreal in Kanien’keha:ka, the language of the Mohawk—also known as Mooniyang, which is the Anishinaabeg name given to the city by the Algonquin. While we are based in this city, our projects have also taken place in many regions across Quebec.
We would also like to acknowledge the important work being done by First Nations to revive the traditional languages of these territories, and their advocacy for the official status of Indigenous languages. Kanien’keha:ka and Anishinaabeg are but two of the original languages of this province, in which English and French are colonial languages. The province that we know as Quebec is an amalgamation of the traditional territories of the Innu and Inuit nations, Algonquian nations, as well as the Mohawk nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Atikamekw, Cree, Inuktitut, and Innu-aimun are also among the many Indigenous languages spoken across Quebec as majority languages, and well before French and English.