The situation surrounding COVID-19 has undoubtedly caused major disruptions and a great deal of uncertainty for all of us in the English-speaking arts community. Now more than ever, arts organizations face the challenge of ensuring financial stability while also finding themselves with downtime due to event cancellations, office closures and social distancing. While ELAN’s offices are closed, our team continues to work from home to serve our members in this time of need, and our Québec Relations project represents one of the many ways we can help.

This uncertain moment presents an important opportunity for organizations to take positive steps by seeking out new funding, and Québec Relations has valuable resources available to assist you in the process. Simply tell us your funding needs and we can suggest relevant programs and provide access to subsidized grant writing and editing services to help simplify the process, reduce stress and improve your chances for success.

Furthermore, as part of our effort to make it easier to find funding, we have already identified a wide range of resources available through the provincial government that respond to the diverse needs of English-speaking arts organizations. In order to share this information with the community, we have created a new searchable funding platform that presents key information, translated into English, for over 130 programs offered by various provincial ministries and agencies. Simply enter your search criteria to identify useful grants and begin submitting applications with greater confidence.

At a time when many in the community find themselves in need of a helping hand, we urge you to contact to discuss your organization’s needs and to find out what kind of assistance we can provide. Whether you are an experienced grant writer looking to simplify the application process through our funding platform or a first-time applicant in need of one-on-one guidance, Québec Relations is here to help.

Browse our searchable funding platform here.

We thank the Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers for their support.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
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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.