Photography by: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin

ELAN is excited to welcome some new summer staff members! Please welcome our new Arts Alive! Québec Communications Assistant Krista Muir, our new Membership Services Assistant Isabelle Shi, and our new Special Projects Assistant Jennifer Broydell.

Moreover, Emily Enhorning – previously our Membership Services Assistant is now ELAN’s Interim Membership Services Coordinator. Along with the assistance of Isabelle Shi and Jennifer Broydell, Emily will be implementing new systems to improve ELAN’s services.

We asked Krista, Isabelle, Jennifer, and Emily seven questions.
Read their answers here!

You can learn more about our new team members here.

With this, we are sad to announce that Naima Phillips has left the ELAN team. We thank her immensely for her contribution towards membership services, including her work in developing a strong vision for ELAN’s membership services, which we aim to honour and exercise short and long-term.

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.