Final consultation in Quebec City (November 2019) with English Speaking Sectoral Groups, presided by Christopher Skeete. Photo by Guy Rodgers.

In order to respond to the needs of English-speaking arts organizations, ELAN’s Québec Relations project has sought to identify all relevant sources of funding available within the provincial government. The result of this effort is a document repository of over 100 programs offered by various provincial ministries and agencies, each summarized into key points and translated into English. Our long-term goal is to develop a public online platform to present this resource to organizations in the community, and work is currently ongoing to ensure the platform is ready for launch later this year.

In the meantime, our document repository can still serve as an important tool to help you identify and apply for new funding. We encourage English-speaking arts organizations to contact us directly to discuss their work and their funding needs. With that information, we will be able to provide you with clear and straightforward documents from our repository that include all the information you need to begin writing an application.

For those who are new to the process or need a bit of extra assistance, we are also able to refer organizations for consulting and grant writing services offered by experienced professionals in the community. The first step is to contact and start a dialogue to see how we can help, or call Nick Maturo at 514-935-3312 ext. 28.

Similarly, we still want to hear from any English-language arts organizations in the province who are interested in participating in our survey, particularly those located in the regions. Simply send a request to to receive the questionnaire or for more information on the project.

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.