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The Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages Inc. (SOHL) works with teachers, volunteers, and cultural communities to promote and develop the teaching and learning of heritage languages.  It is an umbrella organization supporting  heritage language schools and multilingual organizations throughout the province.  SOHL was established in 1985, and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

 

Mission


The Mission of the Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages is to preserve and promote languages in Saskatchewan through educational and cultural programs.

 

Vision


Keeping languages alive.


 


Aims & Objectives

The aims and objectives of the organization shall be:

  • To assist with the preservation, development, and advancement of education in the heritage languages (that is, languages other than English and French) of Saskatchewan’s residents;
  • To assist Saskatchewan educational organizations with their heritage language programs;
  • To foster, initiate, and assist the development and operation of heritage language programs;
  • To act as a counseling and consultative body in the area of heritage languages;
  • To promote and assist with the education and training of heritage language teachers;
  • To promote and assist with the development, collection, and dissemination of heritage language teaching resource materials;
  • To assist parent, community and other organizations with the development and operation of heritage language initiatives and projects;
  • To identify and research key issues in the area of heritage languages;
  • To promote association, co-operation, and mutual support of provincial organizations with similar aims and objectives, and encourage inter-provincial and national liaison.


SOHL Constitution

Click here to download a copy of our Constitution and Bylaws.