Save the date!

ELAN’s next AGM will take place on Monday, August 27!

ELAN’s board consists of two members per discipline (music, dance, visual arts, film and video, theatre, writing and publishing) plus two members to represent the regions of Quebec (outside Greater Montreal), an arts presenter, and a corporate representative. Three of these seats are filled by representatives from the Quebec Writers’ Federation, the Quebec Drama Federation, and the Association of English-language Publishers. Board members are elected for two-year terms.

All ELAN members in good standing (those who have paid membership fees) can nominate a fellow artist or cultural worker for ELAN’s board of directors. If you think one of your colleagues would make a good representative of the English-speaking artistic community, contact us for a nomination form at, and submit the signed nomination form by July 16.

Seats up for election at AGM 2018

Dance Representative (1)
Visual Arts Representative (1)
Theatre Representative (1)
Music Representative (1)
Arts Presenter Representative (1)
Corporate Representative (1)

We hope to see you there!

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.