Community Engagement

A successful language revitalization plan reflects the ideas, beliefs and goals of people in the community. This section addresses how to develop a plan that reflects the community.

Contributions from the community will ensure the plan:

  • Brings the community together with a united vision and purpose
  • Builds momentum and creates community interest and excitement
  • Respects transparency, collaboration and openness in the language planning process
  • Integrates inter-generational knowledge and perspectives by seeking the wisdom, guidance and ideas of both Elders and youth
  • Welcomes traditional and elected leaders to provide input, guidance and advocacy

This section provides instructions and a template for creating a communication and engagement plan. A communication and engagement plan outlines ways to welcome community participation throughout the planning process. A communication and engagement plan also outlines who should be brought into the process, when to include them and why.

This section includes: