News & Events

As Canada’s language education sector representative, we strive to keep all members and stakeholders up-to-date on the latest sector news and events.

News & Events

    Languages Canada signs agreement with the State of Paraná

    Ottawa, March 21, 2017 - Languages Canada signed an agreement with the State of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil, whereby both sides declared their intent to cooperate to promote English language learning. The contracts include the commitment from both sides to collaborate on joint internationalization programs and to foster closer ties between Canadian and Brazilian students, educators, and institutions. 

    Thank you to longstanding Executive Committee members!

    Ottawa, March 17, 2017 - This year, Languages Canada says goodbye to two longstanding board members as they complete several successive terms on the Languages Canada Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Through their varied roles, they have contributed immensely to the success of our association, helping to advance public and private sector interests and bring more visibility to the Canadian English and French language education sector.

    Assets of KGIC acquired by CIBT Education Group Inc.

    Vancouver, March 16, 2017 - LC staff has been working with the transition team from CIBT as well as Ontario and BC government ministries that the language schools fall under and are pleased at the final outcome.  We are pleased that  Sprott Shaw Language College (SSLC) will assume the teach-out responsibilities of the students at PGIC, KGIC and SEC as well as honouring the commitments of the future students of Cornerstone Academic College which was closed by the Receiver  on February 28th.   

    Announcement on Changes for the LC Board and Executive Committee

    Ottawa, March 15, 2017 - Languages Canada is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Cath D’Amico (Trent University – ESL Program) as President of Languages Canada.  LC also welcomes three new members to both the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors: Biba Fakhouri (Université de Montréal) as Vice-President, David Matthews (ILSC Language Schools – Vancouver) as Treasurer, and Gary Gervais (Heartland International English).

    Did you miss our 2017 conference? Here's a recap and a few photos for you.

    Quebec, March 1, 2017 -- From February 26 to March 1, 2017, Languages Canada, held its 10th annual conference at the Fairmont Château Frontenac in beautiful Quebec City. Our conference provided the opportunity to come together to hear the voices of our valued member programs. It is a time when we review and reflect on the past year and plan for the future. Over 160 delegates, including LC member representatives, stakeholders, government officials, NGOs, and international education service providers attended the event. 

    Cornerstone Language School Closure in Toronto

    Ottawa, March 3, 2017– On February 28, 2017, the receiver in charge of Cornerstone Language School decided to end the school’s operations. Since the problem arose, Languages Canada, its members and employees have been hard at work to minimize any inconvenience that students may suffer.

    Languages Canada and AFS/Sentio sign agreement to better serve students in Canada

    Quebec City, February 27, 2017 – Canada’s largest language education association, Languages Canada, and Sentio, Global Education Network, a subsidiary of AFS Intercultural Programs, an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities, are proud to announce a mutually beneficial partnership. 

    Languages Canada celebrates success of Italy and Eastern Europe trade mission

    ITALY, January 30 – February 1, 2017: Languages Canada brought fifteen members – representing Universities, Colleges, and private sector language programs – to Milan, Italy to meet with nearly 30 agencies representing Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Poland and Slovakia. During the event, participating members had the opportunity to meet with Trade Commissioner Paola Bucalossi and Immigration officer Sarah Erlichman of the Embassy of Canada to Rome, who delivered a valuable presentation about the Italian market and business opportunities for Canadian institutions. Members also had the option of joining a tour to meet with local universities following the official trade mission activities. 

    Languages Canada celebrates success of Colombia trade mission

    COLOMBIA, November 21-23, 2016 - Languages Canada brought 15 members – representing universities, colleges, and private sector language programs – to Bogotá, Colombia to meet with nearly 30 agencies representing Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama. At the opening reception, participating members had the opportunity to meet with Donald Bobiash, Ambassador of Canada to Colombia, as well as representatives from local universities and institutions who are involved in internationalization of language education. Members also had the option of joining a city tour following the official trade mission activities.

    ACTFL in Boston: 18-20 November 2016

    BOSTON, MA (USA) November 21, 2016 - Languages Canada, in cooperation with la Délégation du Québec à Boston, participated at the 2016 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) from November 18 to 20. 

  • Events

    Get ready for the Languages Canada Prairie Fam Tour!

    Languages Canada is pleased to announce our first familiarization tour to the Prairies. This is a unique opportunity to introduce or reinforce connections to this beautiful region to 10—12 top agencies from Latin America.

    Languages Canada's 10th Annual Conference

    Join hundreds of delegates in beautiful Quebec City from February 26th to March 1st as we explore emerging trends and identify opportunities for the Canadian language education sector. Our conference provides the opportunity to come together to hear the voices of our valued member programs. Several ground-breaking workshops, led by leaders from both public and private sectors, will explore relevant themes and issues for a maturing sector in 2017. All key areas of the language education sector will be explored !

    2017 Trade Mission - Italy and Eastern Europe

    Improve your market intelligence skills and increase your presence in some of the world’s top target audiences. Key benefits: Meet top agents in some of the highest performing markets in language education. Experience market-focused meetings and build successful business relationships. Save money and time with low-cost events and ongoing networking opportunities. Meet 20 to 30 agents on-site with close proximity to your hotel. Benefit from high profile marketing intelligence provided by Canadian Embassies and Consulates.

    2016 Trade Mission - Latin America

    Meet top agents in some of the highest performing markets in languge education. Experience market-focused meetings and build successful business relationships. Save money and time with low-cost events and ongoing networking opportunities. Meet 20 to 30 agents on-site with close proximity to your hotel. Access high profile marketing intelligence provided by Canadian Embassies and Consulates.

    French Forum 2016

    Join us in Montreal on October 27 for the Third Edition of the French Forum! The Exchange Forum on French as a Second and Foreign Language is the leading professional development event for francophone members of Languages Canada. Not only are French program members invited to attend, but also professionals from institutions and organizations working in the field of language education in Canada. Known for its conviviality, this event represents an important opportunity for exchange, discussion and networking. For this third edition of this event, the La Salle College of Montreal will be hosting the forum once more.

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    Languages Canada is pleased to announce our first familiarization tour to the Prairies. This is a unique opportunity to introduce or reinforce connections to this beautiful region to 10—12 top agencies from Latin America.