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WHAT IS LANGUAGE ADVOCACY DAY?

​Inspired by over 40 years of continuous effort by the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL), the objective of Canadian Language Advocacy Day (LAD) is to build an informal coalition of language rights advocates, individuals and organizations who will participate in an informational advocacy day at Queen's Park in 2021. The long term objective is to establish an ongoing language policy forum and explore the role of language within the context of social justice, education and economic recovery.

​For the Canadian LAD to be successful, we need your help! Let us know about the language-related issues you care about. Our task is to connect you with your representatives and language advocates and create briefings and guidance about the process to help you feel confident in pursuing your agenda. 

 

Take action today and REGISTER for the Canadian Language Advocacy Day 2021!

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DAY OF ACTION 

Join us for Canada’s first ever Language Advocacy Day!

This virtual day of action will include:

  • Meetings with Ontario MPPs,

  • The Canadian LANGUAGE RIGHTS CONFERENCE, including panel discussions on:

    • Reflections on the Indigenous Languages Act

    • Pandemic Communication and Language Gaps

    • Re-imagining Language Services Design

    • Language Rights Advocates Town Hall

  • The  OUR LANGUAGE RIGHTS Film Festival, a curated schedule of short and long National Film Board documentaries as well as videos and TedTalks exploring language inter-sectionality.

  • Facilitated breakout rooms for those interested in networking and/or collaboration opportunities to meet and discuss language-related projects.

      AGENDA

 

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About Language Advocacy Day

Ontario’s existing language service supports are not meeting the needs of our increasingly diverse population. This has been especially apparent during our recent experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When the Language Services Community speaks with one voice and informs and engages our legislators as a single body, we have a greater chance of achieving the policy and program changes that support our work.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

We invite you to HELP identify a targeted list of key challenges, opportunities and solutions to bring to policymakers.

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Get to Know Us

By getting to know us better you might also feel motivated to join or become a champion for the cause.

To find out more about our network of individuals and organizations featured please visit this page!  

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