Languages are the foundation of
Canada’s future

Coming Soon!

Exhibit Launch

Thursday March 7, 7-9pm

Artist Gita Hashemi’s work Grounding: States of Gender will cover the Museum’s walls with Farsi calligraphy–a traditional form with contemporary feminist content!

Gita Hashemi performing at Carleton University Art Gallery, 2017. Photo by Justin Wonnacott.

Read more about Grounding here and see the video below.

New travelling exhibit

Chinese Languages in Canada

Chinese Languages in Canada

Chinese languages have existed in Canada since 1788 and are now spoken in every province and territory. Chinese is not a single language; it is many languages, and those spoken in Canada each have their own history. Over 1.4 million people speak Chinese languages in Canada! We invite you to visit this exhibit and find out more about the richness of these languages. 

ABOUT US

We are passionate about languages!

The Canadian Language Museum works to promote an appreciation of all the languages used in Canada. Language is central to the cultural identity of every Canadian and has been integral in shaping Canada’s development. Few countries can match Canada’s rich and varied language heritage, which includes Indigenous languages from coast to coast, the official languages of French and English, and the hundreds of languages brought to this country by more recent immigrants.

Visit Our Exhibits


Speaking the Inuit Way

February 20 – 21, 2024

Native Women’s Association of Canada 120 Prom. du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 2K1
See map: Google Maps

Chinese Languages in Canada

February 9 – March 3, 2024

Hazel McCallion Central Library 301 Burnhamthorpe Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3Y3
See map: Google Maps

Cree: The People’s Language

october 31, 2023 – february 24, 2024

Musée Héritage Museum 5 St. Anne Street, St Albert, Alberta T8N 3Z9
See map: Google Maps

Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages

october 31, 2023 – february 24, 2024

Musée Héritage Museum #100 – 500 50 Avenue, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2L1
See map: Google Maps

Come Visit Us

All are welcome here.

opening times

Closed for installation; re-opening February 27

Find us

Glendon Gallery | Glendon Campus
2275 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M4N 3M6, Canada
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We are located in the East Wing of the historic Glendon Hall. Read more about the history of Glendon Hall here.

On Display


Closed for installation

Re-opening Tuesday, February 27.

Publications

Indigenous Languages in Canada

The Museum has a special commitment to raise awareness about Indigenous languages, promote revitalization, and participate in Reconciliation. This booklet was created in honour of the Year of Indigenous Languages and is available for free download.

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