Royal Society of Canada – Joint Declaration on Languages


OTTAWA, ON, December 1, 2020 / CNW / – The RSC is proud to be part of this international initiative on “The Importance of Languages ​​in a Global Context” and to join our fellow academies in advocating the importance of languages ​​and language education in the world.
In Canada, we have a wide range of languages. We have a strong history of bilingualism and welcoming new Canadians from around the world, and we share an urgent commitment to reconciliation that includes the recognition that much more needs to be done to preserve, teach and honor Indigenous languages. The Indigenous Languages ​​Act and other measures taken to revitalize and strengthen Indigenous languages ​​are an essential part of supporting Indigenous knowledge systems and advancing reconciliation.

RSC is committed to inclusive excellence: this vision necessarily encompasses the wealth of knowledge, perspective and culture to which the languages ​​of the world contribute. Support for high levels of proficiency and the learning of other languages, as well as scientific, archival and creative work on and in our languages, are essential for From Canada future.

We are at a time when cooperation and understanding are urgent: languages ​​help to build these bridges.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) includes established leaders in academies of the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences, as well as emerging leaders from the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The purpose of the RSC is to serve Canada and the world recognizing From Canada eminent scientists, scholars and artists, and engage them in open discussion to advance knowledge and understanding of critical issues with a view to contributing to a better future.

SOURCE Royal Society of Canada (RSC)
For further information: Erika Kujawski, Manager, Communications, Royal Society of Canada, (613) 991-5642, [email protected];; @RSCTheAcademies

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