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)


Direct link: The Lan­guage Com­mit­tee Report – June 2016
Return to full Bul­letin – Octo­ber 2015