Communications Committee Role and Mandate:

The communications committee has three main roles:

  • Oversight of Communications Plan targets – Targets are to be reviewed every 6 months by the committee, who can then provide guidance and suggestions for improvement in ELAN’s communications channels. The committee may also help add to and revise the Communications Plan as necessary.
  • Crisis communications strategy – With social media moving fast, negative information can spread quickly (e.g. public letters and criticism). The Crisis Communications Strategy would help ELAN staff decide how to act in the case that ELAN was involved in a controversy. The Committee is mandated to develop and support the implementation of this strategy.
  • Feedback and ideas – The committee is composed of a team of creative people that provide a valuable resource for communications strategies and ideas that would help guide ELAN staff.

The Communications Committee is mandated to meet 4 times per year. Policy development and urgent matters can be discussed amongst committee members via e-mail in between meetings.

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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.