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Sept 13th, 2021
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On our mind this week: 
The Language Access Coalition of Canada (LACC) will be hosting an important conversation at noon on Thursday, September 16th on the topic of coordinating language advocacy nationally and planning for Language Advocacy Day 2022, which will be held on February 22, 2022. Each part of Canada faces unique language access challenges, yet there are some which remain constant. How can LACC partners work collectively to create, share and support advocacy around core themes, while still empowering and connecting local groups to face their individual issues? During this session, we will also reveal the new LACC logo, which will be decided upon by you!  Please cast your vote for the logo you like best here. Voting closes on September 15th. RSVP for this workshop here.

We also encourage you to share our Candidate Survey with all federal candidates in your riding (find candidates in your electoral district here) to get their positions on critical issues of language access in Canada. It is also available in French. If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact us here .

Indigenous Languages


Language Rights, Revitalization and Advocacy

Immigration/ Settlement and Emergency Communication 

The Politics of Language, Culture, and Technology 

Why Are So Many Languages Dying Out? - Endangered vernaculars have been dying out at unprecedented rates since the 1960s. Invariably, they give way to one of the world’s more dominant languages such as Arabic, English, Mandarin or Spanish. Now, more than 40 percent of the world’s 7,000 or so languages are thought to be at risk of extinction, some with just a handful of elderly native speakers left.

Carleton’s Erik Anonby Elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists - “Professor Anonby’s approach to language mapping using digital tools and sharing this knowledge globally has been a tremendous asset to Carleton, and further enhances our considerable strengths in linguistics, endangered languages and mapping innovation,” said Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and International).

11 Facts You Didn't Know About Indigenous Languages Spoken in Canada

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