International & Heritage Languages Association

IHLA Events planned for the 2017-2018 School Year!


Come and support IHLA for their biannual fundraising event. October 30-31, 2017.

Workshops 2 and 3- Snapshot Stories with Weasel Storytelling:

These digital snapshot workshops are perfect for getting your learners to engage in the practice of storytelling. More information can be found at 

The Mother Language Day Book Cover Contest

This year 4 lucky winners will have their artwork chosen to appear on the IHLA's 15th Annual Mother Language Day Book. This year's theme is "Two Cultures Together". Children are to encouraged to celebrate their heritage culture and their Canadian culture together. There are four categories:

     Early childhood to Grade 2

     Grade 3 to Grade 6

     Grade 7 to Grade 9

     Grade 10 and up

Entries will be digitally submitted to IHLA by December 15, 2017.

Already completed at IHLA this year:

1st Principals' Meeting: Sept 2017

IHLA's first Professional Development Session- October 11, 2017

Eye on Literacy is an award winning publishing company that publishes early literacy books. These books begin by teaching speaking and listening and then have students create their own texts. These experienced instructors have designed a 3 hour workshop that focuses on how to develop speaking and listening activities for children with varying levels of oral language. Check out their website at