The Canadian Commission for UNESCO holds its Annual General Meeting every spring. In addition to appointing committee members, the AGM informs members about achievements and progress made on CCUNESCO priorities, and reviews topics pertaining to UNESCO's mandate. With its workshops and platforms for dialogue and co-creation, the AGM is a vibrant and inspiring opportunity for members and partners to work together.

58th Annual General Meeting
Wabano Centre, Ottawa, June 6 – 8, 2018

UNESCO is the United Nations (UN) agency responsible for promoting the International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019. The purpose of this UN proclamation is to draw attention to – and raise awareness of – the urgent need to preserve, maintain and revitalize Indigenous languages throughout the world.

This urgent need is the theme around which the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) is organizing its 58th Annual General Meeting. CCUNESCO is particularly well-placed to collaborate with its members and extensive networks in mobilizing all their resources towards developing a social movement that will make a difference in favour of Indigenous languages and cultures in Canada.

CCUNESCO’s AGM is therefore an excellent opportunity to showcase the initiatives and best practices of its members and networks in revitalizing Indigenous languages.

For more information on the AGM theme, download the concept note.

A participant kit will be sent to every attendee approximately two weeks prior to the AGM.