The Society for the Advancement of International Languages (SAIL BC) is a provincial nonprofit organization that actively promotes cross-cultural understanding through heritage/international language instruction and education.
The International and Heritage Languages Association's (IHLA) primary objectives include: supporting and promoting heritage language education; assisting in the development of heritage language curriculum, teaching resources and materials; and, supporting heritage language teacher training and skill development. IHLA's supports the view that international language education increases the level and respect and appreciation for multiculturalism and the diversity of Canada's peoples. Get to know more about IHLA here.
The Southern Alberta Heritage Language Association (SAHLA) is a non-profit umbrella organization whose mission is to lead, advocate and provide resources for the promotion of international/heritage languages (IL/HL) and cultural education. SAHLA represents over 30 community-based language schools teaching 36 languages to over 6,000 students, both children and adults. SAHLA is governed by an elected board of directors and operates through the dedication of volunteers and staff. Together with our sister organization NAHLA, SAHLA represents over 80 language schools and 12,000 language students across Alberta.
The International Languages Educators’ Association of Ontario (ILEA) provides a forum for the exchange of information, resources, best practices and relevant news pertaining to International Languages education and other related topics. ILEA members include: Language educators and supporters; School Boards Faculties of Education; Organizations supportive of ILEA’s mission; Embassies and/or Consulates. ILEA members believe in the importance of a multilingual society and promote the benefits of the learning and teaching of International Languages for all ages in schools across Ontario, Canada.
Both the ILEA Institutional Forum and the and ILEA Individual Forum are CLA Affiliates.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) offers International Languages (Elementary and Secondary) through Continuing Education. The IL Program is mandated under the Ministry of Education. Communities work in partnership with the school board in order to provide highquality instruction in non-official languages.
The Language Alliance is a group of language educators who came together under the Language Alliance banner in
2012 to revitalize language learning in Ontario. The keystone to building bigger and
better language programs across the province is professional development, preparing language educators and the next generation of teachers to offer a wider range of languages in ways that
continue to meet the needs of learners.
The Language Alliance identified two particular points to promote. The first, perhaps easier to achieve, is a conference that would gather together language educators such as ourselves, from the full gamut of programs including ESL-EFL and FSL along with the other languages. The other, more essential and enduring change is the establishment of teacher-training programs in universities or colleges for all languages.
L'Association Québécoise des Langues d'Origine (AQLO) / Québec Heritage Language Association (QHLA) was founded in 2007 in order to promote, preserve and enhance the learning of heritage languages in the province of Québec. Among its objectives, the QHLA promotes activities such as training for international/heritage language teachers, publication of teaching and learning materials, networking, and other similar initiatives.