About Us

The Canadian Language Museum was established in 2011 to promote an appreciation of all of the languages used in Canada and of their role in the development of this nation. The Museum is located on Glendon College campus of York University in Toronto. Our exhibits have been displayed from coast to coast to coast!

Mission Statement

Language is central to the cultural identity of every Canadian and has been integral in shaping Canada's development. Few countries can match Canada's rich and varied language heritage, which includes the official languages of French and English and their regional dialects, Indigenous languages from coast to coast and the many languages brought to this country by more recent immigrants.

The Canadian Language Museum is committed to:

  • promote an appreciation of all the languages spoken in Canada and of their role in this nation’s development 
  • share information about our constantly changing linguistic landscape 
  • raise awareness about Indigenous languages and participate in Reconciliation
  • facilitate dialogue on fundamental language issues at the heart of our society, such as bilingualism, multilingualism, language endangerment, preservation and revitalization.

You can contact us at director@languagemuseum.ca.