ELAN Community Consultation: Montreal’s Cultural Development Policy 2017-2022

Tuesday March 7, 5-7 PM
Bar Le Ritz PDB (179 Jean Talon West)
Close to Metro Parc and Metro de Castelnau

Accessibility info: Wheelchair accessible with a metal ramp on the inside of the front entrance. Located on the ground floor, entry facing directly onto Jean-Talon Ouest. Washrooms are also wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral.

***FREE and open to all!
***RSVP to admin@quebec-elan.org or click “Going” in the Facebook Event

Even if you can’t attend, we encourage you to share your thoughts with the City (more info here), and send us your feedback: admin@quebec-elan.org.

The City of Montreal is launching its Cultural Development Project 2017-2022, titled Savoir conjuguer la créativité et l’expérience culturelle citoyenne à l’ère du numérique (Knowing how to combine creativity and citizens’ cultural experience in the digital age).

The City has produced a draft of this policy document, and is now seeking feedback from citizens before the final version is adopted in June 2017.

This policy will shape the next five years of Montreal’s cultural development. ELAN wants to make sure your voice is heard!

At this meeting, we’ll bring you up to date on the proposed policy, summarize the issues at stake, and invite you to share your thoughts. Your insights and feedback will be incorporated into ELAN’s brief to be deposited in mid-March.

More Information:

Aims of the Policy

Aligned with the City’s ambition to be one of the leading intelligent and digital cities, the Policy involves three principles of action: to gather, to stimulate, and to promote Montreal’s creativity (rayonner). It proposes to create and stimulate an environment conducive to the creation, dissemination, export and use (appropriation) of diverse expressions of culture, by and for the citizen.

With objectives and priorities of action, the policy is divided into three major cultural projects:

  1. Cultural and creative entrepreneurship
  2. Digital technology in service of the citizen’s cultural experience
  3. A vivre ensemble (coexisting in harmony) incarnated in cultural districts

Public consultations: March and April 2017

Objective: adopt a final version of the policy which will bring together the forces of Montreal, cultural metropolis, in June 2017.

Important Dates and Events held by the City of Montreal

All events take place at City Hall, Salle du conseil – 275, rue Notre-Dame E., metro Champ-de-Mars

Part 1: Information session, presentation and Q&A – March 2 at 7 PM

To ask a question during the Q&A, you must register 30 minutes before the beginning of the session or communicate with the Service du greffe (514 872 3000 or commissions@ville.montreal.qc.ca). Registration will also be possible during the break following the presentation.

Part 2: Presentations of briefs and opinions

March 23 (1:30 PM), April 6 (1:30 and 7 PM), April 10 (1:30 and 7 PM), and April 13 (1:30 PM). Additional dates will be scheduled if there is high demand.

To submit a brief or an opinion during the consultations, register online or by phone at 514 872 3000 by March 8 at 5 PM. If you prefer to share your opinion over email, write to commissions@ville.montreal.qc.ca

Part 3: Adoption of recommendations

May 4, 2017, 4:30 PM

You may also share your reflections with the city on Facebook.

Accessibility information: Attendees with reduced mobility can access City Hall via the 510 rue Gosford entrance. The consultation room will be equipped with hearing devices. Sign-language interpreters are available by request with 5 days advance notice by calling the Service du greffe, 514-872-3000.

More information

460 Sainte-Catherine West
Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312

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ELAN is an official minority language organization within a country that recognizes two languages as official. ELAN is located in Tiohtiak:ke, the original name for Montreal in Kanien’kéha, 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 acknowledge the colonial origin of English and French in Canada, and recognize that both languages benefit from official status throughout the land. 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. Kanien’kéha and Anishinaabeg are but two of the original languages of this province; Atikamekw, Cree, Inuktitut, and Innu-aimun are also among the many Indigenous languages spoken across Quebec as majority languages, all well before French and English.

ELAN acknowledges the important work being done by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to revive the traditional languages of these territories, and their advocacy for the official status of Indigenous languages.