Guy Rodgers with Rahul Varma (Teesri Duniya), Catherine Cahill (Playwrights Workshop Montréal), Hugh Mitchell (Quebec Drama Federation Board Member), Elsa Bolam (Geordie Theatre). 1989.
As many of you know, I had planned to leave ELAN this…
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Guy Rodgers, Kristelle Holliday, and Ziv Przytyk of ShazamFest at "Made en Estrie", Sherbrooke QC.
April is the beginning of the new financial year. Projects from the previous year are wrapped, but their impact continues to resonate. State…
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Guy Rodgers presenting at the 2019 State of the Arts Activation Conference
Photo by Sufia Duez
ELAN is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019. The world around you will have changed little or much during that period depending on…
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Guy Rodgers with John Hobday (Independent Arts Consultant who has worked for Canada Council for the Arts, the Samuel & Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation, CBC, and more) at State of the Arts in 2011.
Photo by Dimitri Nasrallah
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Guy Rodgers with Aaron Salomon, Andrew Tay, and Caroline Lussier at ELAN's 2014 AGM!
Photo by: Sandra Belanger
The beginning of a new year is a natural time to reflect on the past and imagine possible futures. ELAN had its busiest year…
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Guy Rodgers introducing the Minute Market
Photo by Kinga Michalska
The decisions by Ontario’s Ford Government to abolish the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner and to renege on a promise to establish a French-language university…
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Guy Rodgers with Mélanie Joly (Minister of Tourism, Official languages and La Francophonie)
A couple of years ago, I was invited to join the board of le Salon du Livre de Montréal, which was seeking to become more diverse and inclusive.…
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From Left to Right: Isabelle Shi, Amy Macdonald, Jennifer Broydell, Sufia Duez, Emily Enhorning, and Guy Rodgers at ELAN's 14th AGM. Photo by: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin.
ELAN has an excellent board of directors that takes its responsibilities…
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Guy Rodgers with Board Members Bettina Forget and Kristelle Holliday presenting at ELAN's 14th AGM.
Photo by: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin
It was a pleasure to see so many of you at ELAN’s 14th Annual General Meeting on August 27th. For those who…
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Guy Rodgers presenting a Minute Market
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August brings us the second wave of Arts Alive! Québec with simultaneous weekends in Quebec City at the Morrin Centre (August 3 - 4), and in Knowlton (August 3 - 5). ELAN’s…
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Guy Rodgers with Patrick Lloyd Brennan, Managing Director of Quebec Drama Federation
Photo by Nasuna Stuart-Ulin
July is a month for the great outdoors, staycations, or whatever form of great escape is most therapeutic for you. It is also…
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Guy Rodgers with visual artists based in West Island.
Photo by Kinga Michalska
Summer is upon us and ELAN’s first Arts Alive! Québec 2018 festival takes place in Hudson this weekend. Hudson is a beautiful town full of talented artists,…
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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’keha:ka, 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’keha:ka 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.