The Language Committee Report – June 2016


Committee Members: Stacey Brown (Chair), Jérôme Blais, Louise Campbell

The goal of the Language Committee is to support CNMN in maintaining its commitment to bilingualism, by promoting awareness of language issues, assisting from time to time with minor translation needs and, every two years, fulfilling various kinds of language facilitation roles at our national FORUMS. Committee members are invited to reflect on ways in which we can facilitate communications in both official languages and continue building a national network that can really “speak” to all our members.

Our committee continues to work behind the scenes for CNMN, responding to small translation requests as they arise throughout the year. In January, committee members provided language facilitation at FORUM 2016 in Ottawa, along with the participation of staff members Emily Hall, Geof Holbrook, and Ananda Suddath, and a substantial team of volunteer language facilitators. Our sincere thanks to our volunteers: Sarah Albu, Michel Beaudry, Sandeep Bhagwati, Alissa Cheung, Bruno De Cat, Jonathan Goldman, Véronique Lacroix, Marc-Olivier Lamontagne, Suzie Leblanc, Claire Marchand, Clemens Merkel, Stephanie Moore, Fran Slingerland. A word from our FORUM 2016 Language Coordinator Louise Campbell: “For me, CNMN is a demonstration of what people can do and accomplish together when they share passion and goodwill. The readiness and generosity with which all of you jumped in with your knowledge and expertise to help everyone out is a wonderful demonstration of our community in action. Thank you once again for your help. We seriously couldn’t do it without you!”

This committee is actively seeking members who might be interested in participating in any of the above discussions and activities. We are also continuing to build a list of members who are willing to occasionally assist with some volunteer translation towards their mother tongue (English, or French).

Questions? Thinking about getting involved in the Language Committee? We’d love to hear your ideas!

For more information, please contact Stacey Brown

Past bulletin entries from this committee

The Language Committee Report – October 2015 (n° 21)
The Language Committee Report – May 2015 (n° 20)


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