We see ourselves as a community of forward-thinking organizations and individuals in the non-profit, public and private sectors, driven by the desire to make a positive impact by advocating for access to information and services in languages people understand.
We are promoters of multilingualism and the understanding of the important role languages have to achieve social justice, economic recovery, education and mental health for all.
We see the plurality of languages as a tool for creating a more equitable and inclusive society.
We are interested in creating and negotiating strategic partnerships serving local and global audiences and supporting sector organizations in the pursuit of their vision of appropriate access and sufficient comprehension.
We have an objective to inform, connect and help with increasing visibility for our shared language rights activism through all relevant platforms, offline and online.
We hope that with this work we can create lasting change in the world.
Student, Political Science& m. Philosophy at York University
Student, Political Science, Minor: Philosophy York University
Grace Eagan is Director, Language Services and Digital Strategy at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services in Toronto, Ontario.
Professor - Dept. Communication Sciences & Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine; Associate Dean - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research University of Alberta. Her research has focused on the speech and language abilities of bilingual children and adults.
Prof adjointe trad-langues, Université de Moncton, NB. Anne Beinchet holds B.A. in English from the University of Poitiers (France), M.A. in Pedagogy of French as a Second Language from the University of Bordeaux (France) and an M.A in Translation from Kent State University (United Sates).Her Ph.D. is in translation pedagogy. She has taught translation, French, English and Spanish at different levels, and in different parts of the world.
Ian Martin is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Glendon College. Prof. Martin has been a keen supporter of the Museum since its first year and was instrumental in securing the Glendon Gallery location for the museum. Professor Martin is very active in promoting the rights of Indigenous languages in Canada