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September 19th 2016 Opening of the Canadian Language Museum's New Exhibit Space!

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
Glendon College
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto M4N 3M6

More details to come in early September.

Exhibit Opening on March 31st 2016! 'A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada's Languages'

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.

February 20, 2016: Museum celebrates International Mother Language Day

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. 

Flyer for IMLD Celebrations 2016

February 9, 2016: CLM Co-sponsors Colloquium on Indigenous Language Policy at Glendon College

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.

June 1 - George Brown House

The Canadian Language Museum moves to a new office in the historic George Brown House in Toronto. 

March 25th: Cree Exhibit Opening!

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.

February 21: Museum celebrates International Mother Language Day at Maria A. Shchuka Library in Toronto

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!

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New Exhibit about Cree!

October 2014.  Work starts on the fourth travelling exhibit. It will be about the Cree language and will open in Spring 2015.   

New Blog

On September 25th 2014, Social Media Coordinator Michael Iannozzi starts the CLM Blog. 

Charitable Status

On April 1st 2014, the Canadian Language Museum receives Charitable Registration status. You can support the museum by visiting our donation page.

 

Opening of exhibit March 24!

The exhibit 'Le français au Canada' opens March 24 at New College.

September 2013

The distinguished playwright, novelist and musician, Tomson Highway agrees to be an Honorary Patron for the Canadian Language Museum.

July 2013

Planning begins for the Museum's next touring exhibit, which will be about Canadian French.

June 3, 2013

The Museum's first Annual General Meeting is held at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.

June 1, 2013

The exhibit 'Speaking the Inuit Way' opens in the University Centre Lobby, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.

April - May 2013

The exhibit 'Speaking the Inuit Way' is displayed at the Museum of Inuit Art, Toronto.

March 28, 2013

The Museum's second exhibit, about the Inuit language in Canada, opens in Wilson Lounge, New College, University of Toronto.

January 3-5, 2013

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.

October - November, 2012

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.

August - September, 2012

The exhibit 'Canadian English, Eh?' is displayed at the University of Toronto St. George and Mississauga campuses.

July 2012

Planning begins for the Museum's next touring exhibit which will be about the Inuit language.

June 26, 2012

The Canadian Language Museum joins the Canadian Museum Association.

May - June 2012

The exhibit 'Canadian English, Eh?' tours to Waterloo, Ontario and Montreal Quebec.

March 22 2012

The museum's inaugural exhibit 'Canadian English, Eh?' opens in Wilson Lounge, New College, University of Toronto

March 19 2012

The Canadian Language Museum is incorporated as a federal not-for-profit corporation.

Sept 2011

University of Toronto, Master of Museum Studies students Caylie Gnyra, Tamara Ivis and Heather Mawby begin work on the inaugural exhibit.

August 16, 2011

Lily Cheung Chow's design is selected as the winning logo.

June 22, 2011

The Logo competition is launched.

June 21, 2011

The museum's facebook page is created.

June 16, 2011

The Canadian Language Museum launches languagemuseum.ca and museedeslangues.ca.

May 29, 2011

The Organizing Committee for the Canadian Language Museum was formed at the annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association. Please see our draft Mission Statement. You can contact us at langmuse@chass.utoronto.ca.