Entries by ELAN Communications

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Director’s Message – September 2019

Kathy Slotsve (YES Montreal), ELAN Treasurer Kristelle Holliday, Annalise Jernsen (SRESQ), Executive Director Guy Rodgers. Photo by Nasuna Stuart-Ulin. ELAN’s 15th Annual General Meeting on August 26 was followed by a lively party at the historical Rialto Theatre. If you missed the AGM, the documents are available on-line. With considerable sadness we said au revoir […]

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2019 AGM was ELAN’s Biggest Ever!

Since its foundation in 2004, the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) has served as a platform for thousands of English-language artists of all disciplines from across Quebec to share expertise and resources, build audiences and alliances, seek support, and make common cause with the Francophone arts community. Photos of 2019 AGM by Nasuna Stuart-Ulin. Workshop […]

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Press Release: 15 Years of ELAN

On Monday, August 26, ELAN (English Language Arts Network) will be celebrating 15 years of serving the English-speaking arts community of Québec! “ELAN is an organization for artists, by artists, and as a result, our projects and advocacy work address the real needs of our community.” ELAN Board Director Bettina Forget. During the past 15 […]

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ARTS2U @ IETF Hackathon

Image from IETF Hackathon, by Dan Webster. Working to improve the discovery and circulation of arts events on the internet, ARTS2U took part in the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) Hackathon 105, held in Montreal on July 20-21. IETF Hackathons encourage developers to collaborate and develop utilities, ideas, sample code and solutions that show practical […]

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Director’s Message – August 2019

Image from ELAN’s 2016 AGM: Front row, centre: Bettina Forget; second from left: Kristelle Holliday. Back row, second from left: Amy Macdonald; fourth from right: Fortner Anderson. This month ELAN is saying farewell to Amy Macdonald, who has worked with ELAN for six years. Arriving shortly after a near-death financial crisis in the summer of […]

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Official Language Community Media Consortium meets with Minister Mélanie Joly

    The Official Language Community Media Consortium has been working for the last two years to raise awareness of the urgent necessity for government support for media in a minority language situation. Through the federal government’s Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023, a $14.5 million investment toward community-based, minority language media has already been […]

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Bill 21 Discriminates Against Quebecers: Statement from ELAN

As an organization serving the minority-language community of English-speaking Quebecers, ELAN strongly condemns the implementation of Bill 21 and Justice Michel Yergeau’s decision last week to reject an appeal from civil rights organizations to suspend this law. We support the newest actions of the National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association […]

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ELAN 15: Week 3 (2007)

ELAN celebrated its third year with more firsts! While this stage was still early on in ELAN’s development, our strategic focus turned to questions about the diversity and vitality of our membership. We wanted to know how we could be more effective in diffusing, promoting and improving the work and lives of our members. To […]

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Director’s Message – July 2019

It has been a long time since a law has divided Quebec as deeply as Bill 21.  One of the most reliable indicators to distinguish those who support the law from those who don’t is a sense of personal vulnerability. Given the direct correlation between vulnerability and minority status within Quebec society, it is not […]