Please join us for the exhibit opening:
At the Canadian Language Museum
“I love the sound of the words in the ear and the feel of them on the tongue, and their sonic relationship with the terrain.
On display at the Canadian Language Museum
An opening event will take place on Thursday the 11th of January from 3:30-5pm at the Gallery.
Accompanying this exhibit, Nadine St-Louis, indigenous entrepreneur of Mi'kmaq and Acadian heritage, will give a presentation on January the 26th, from 1:30-3pm in room YH A100. Nadine St-Louis is the founder and Executive Director of Sacred Fire Productions, which promotes indigenous art and artists through the productions of cultural projects and events that raise public awareness, break stereotypes and foster cross-cultural dialogue for the inclusion and advancement of Indigenous artists in urban centres.
This presentation will be followed by a closing event at the Gallery from 4-6pm.
These events are part of the project “Indigenous Art as a Sign of Resilience and as Means for Reconciliation”, which is made possible by funding received from the Office of the Provost through the Indigeneity in Teaching & Learning Fund.
We are thrilled to welcome the newest member of our team - Hilel Essadi! Hilel is a student intern from Paris, France, and is studying Foreign Languages at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. This is her first time working abroad, and her first time in Canada! Along with her formal language studies, Hilel has also worked as an English tutor for children in France. Hilel is passionate about meeting people from new cultures and traditions, and learning what language and tradition means to people from different places. She is also interested in how language and culture can connect and transcend different generations.
She will be working with us throughout May and June, giving tours of the museum, helping us prepare for our next exhibits, and sharing her discoveries with us on social media. We are very happy to have her! If you're in the area, please be sure to come by and welcome her to Toronto - and Canada!
Please join us for the opening of our newest exhibit:
Read Between the Signs: 150 Years of Language in Toronto
Toronto's diverse languages shape our city's streets. These languages are part of the landscape, visible in storefronts, building facades, and street signs. They can reflect, and sometimes even obscure, the communities that live and work in this city. In presenting a visual history of Toronto's languages, this exhibition makes use of historical and archival photos.
Wednesday May 3, 2017
6pm - 8pm
Canadian Language Museum
Glendon Gallery, Glendon College
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto M4N 3M6
Save the date!
We’re celebrating the opening of the Canadian Language Museum’s new exhibit space!
When: September 19, 2016, 5-8 pm
Where: Glendon Gallery
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto M4N 3M6
More details to come in early September.
The Canadian Language Museum launches its newest travelling exhibit, 'A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada's Languages' on March 31st 2016 from 5 to 7pm at New College in Toronto. Please join us in celebrating this latest addition to the museum.
The Canadian Language Museum is once again celebrating International Mother Language Day with a day of free, family-friendly activities at the Maria A. Shchuka Library. Join us on February 20th from 10 to 4 for all-ages crafts, a language-themed scavenger hunt, and the opportunity to view our “Canadian English, Eh?” exhibition. Starting at 10am local children's authors will read from "The Best of All Worlds" - a multilingual children's storybook - in their mother language, English and French.
INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION OF CANADA AND THE RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES OF POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
Glendon Hall, Glendon College, York University 2275 Bayview Avenue
February 9, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:30pm
The Organizing Committee: Maya Chacaby, Amos Key, Jr., Ian Martin and Jean Michel Montsion (who teach or have taught the following topics at Glendon: Anishinaabemowin, Cayuga, comparative indigenous language policy in the Americas, and Canadian and comparative language policy), and our two principal Glendon sponsoring organizations, the Master’s Program in Public and International Affairs (MPIA) and the Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC) invite you to participate in this Colloquium.
The TRC report provides an historic policy window in which those concerned with indigenous policy and language policy have a chance to have their thoughts considered by decision-makers, both indigenous and non-indigenous. More specifically, the TRC report calls to action on Aboriginal rights and Aboriginal language rights, Aboriginal Languages Act, the appointment of an Aboriginal Languages Commissioner, and the role of post-secondary institutions in creating degree and diploma programs in Aboriginal languages.
This event will include participants from Western Canada, Ontario, Québec, Atlantic Canada, and the North to discuss the TRC recommendations as they pertain to language policy and the role of post-secondary education institutions. It will involve a welcoming event, a plenary panel discussion, some break out discussions, and a plenary workshop on next steps and commitments.
It will serve as a catalyst to (1) disseminate the TRC recommendations and language policy implications to the Glendon and York communities, to (2) mobilize support within the Toronto region, to (3) create collaborations with partners from across Canada, and to (4) shape a path forward through the formulation of a Declaration.
The Canadian Language Museum's exhibit 'Speaking the Inuit Way' will be on display during the colloquium.
The Canadian Language Museum moves to a new office in the historic George Brown House in Toronto.
The Canadian Language Museum launches its newest travelling exhibit, "Cree: The People's Language" on March 25th from 5 to 7pm at New College in Toronto. Please join us in celebrating this latest addition to the museum.
The Canadian Language Museum is celebrating International Mother Language Day from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, February 21 with a day of free, family-friendly activities at the Maria A. Shchuka Library. Join us for all-ages crafts, a language-themed scavenger hunt, the opportunity to view our “Canadian English, Eh?” exhibition, and many opportunities to celebrate your own mother language!
October 2014. Work starts on the fourth travelling exhibit. It will be about the Cree language and will open in Spring 2015.
On September 25th 2014, Social Media Coordinator Michael Iannozzi starts the CLM Blog.
On April 1st 2014, the Canadian Language Museum receives Charitable Registration status. You can support the museum by visiting our donation page.
The exhibit 'Le français au Canada' opens March 24 at New College.
The distinguished playwright, novelist and musician, Tomson Highway agrees to be an Honorary Patron for the Canadian Language Museum.
Planning begins for the Museum's next touring exhibit, which will be about Canadian French.
The Museum's first Annual General Meeting is held at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.
The exhibit 'Speaking the Inuit Way' opens in the University Centre Lobby, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.
The exhibit 'Speaking the Inuit Way' is displayed at the Museum of Inuit Art, Toronto.
The Museum's second exhibit, about the Inuit language in Canada, opens in Wilson Lounge, New College, University of Toronto.
The exhibit 'Canadian English, Eh?' will be displayed at the Linguistic Society of America's Annual Meeting in Boston. Thank you to the LSA for generously donating the space for the exhibit.
The exhibit 'Canadian English, Eh?' tours to Kingston, Toronto, Halifax and St. John's. In St. Johns it is part of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the Dictionary of Newfoundland English from Nov. 5-10. The exhibit's opening at York University on Nov. 23 will be marked by a day-long workshop about Canadian English.
The exhibit 'Canadian English, Eh?' is displayed at the University of Toronto St. George and Mississauga campuses.
Planning begins for the Museum's next touring exhibit which will be about the Inuit language.
The Canadian Language Museum joins the Canadian Museum Association.
The exhibit 'Canadian English, Eh?' tours to Waterloo, Ontario and Montreal Quebec.
The museum's inaugural exhibit 'Canadian English, Eh?' opens in Wilson Lounge, New College, University of Toronto
The Canadian Language Museum is incorporated as a federal not-for-profit corporation.
University of Toronto, Master of Museum Studies students Caylie Gnyra, Tamara Ivis and Heather Mawby begin work on the inaugural exhibit.
Lily Cheung Chow's design is selected as the winning logo.
The Logo competition is launched.
The museum's facebook page is created.