Inclusion Committee Purpose, Mandate & Functioning

Purpose

The Inclusion Committee has 5 principal roles:

  • Ensure effective implementation of ELAN inclusion policy;
  • Identify and recommend the development of projects that address priority inclusion issues;
  • Provide advocacy by representing ELAN at activities related to inclusion;
  • Offer consultation and guidance to ELAN staff on matters related to inclusion;
  • Compile and share resources, experience, knowledge and awareness of issues related to inclusion.

Mandate

The Inclusion Committee is mandated by ELAN’s Board to promote and advance inclusion within the organization, its activities and projects.

Functioning

The committee shall meet a minimum of 5 times a year.

460 Sainte-Catherine West
Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312
admin@quebec-elan.org

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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.