Call for Input on Cultural Policies

Mon 01 Aug, 2016 - News


Call for Input on Cultural Policies

Part of ELAN’s mandate is to support English-speaking artists as an official language minority in Quebec. The federal government is undertaking a major review of its official languages policy. ELAN will be involved in consultations over the coming months, but individual citizens can fill out an online survey here. If you are looking for some different beach reading, click here for an overview of Canada's commitment to promote official languages and enhance the vitality of official-language minority communities. 

In addition, Quebec's Ministère de la Culture et des Communications is updating its cultural policy for the first time since 1992. A lot has changed in 24 years. The digital age has introduced major challenges and opportunities for artists and consumers alike. And Quebec itself has undergone demographic and societal changes that have highlighted important questions of cultural expression, diversity, and inclusion. ELAN wants to make sure the voices of the English-language arts community are heard and included in the policy consultation process, to ensure the new policy fixes what's outdated and keeps what's working. We encourage you to fill out the Ministère's online survey here (FR) and send your thoughts to admin@quebec-elan.org before August 5!