Celebrating and modernizing the Official Languages Act

Discover how the Official Languages Act has marked our history and learn more about its review. Share your opinion on the Act’s future.

Message from the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie

"For 50 years, we have known that our two official languages represent an important economic, social and cultural asset. As a country, we have accepted the responsibility to build on our official languages each day and to invest in them. Today, new issues are leading us to review this Act, including the role of digital technology, new information technologies in government institutions and the demographic challenges of official language minority communities. It is therefore essential that the Act, which is important to our collective identity, cohesion and prosperity, be able to effectively serve Canadians and reflect their needs."

Read the message from the Minister in its entirety

An Act to review

Learn why the Government of Canada is undertaking a review to modernize the Official Languages Act.

Engaging Canadians

Find information about the activities, reflection themes and opportunities to participate.

An Act that serves all Canadians

Discover the importance of the Official Languages Act in Canada.

History of the Official Languages Act

Review some of the important milestones of the Official Languages Act.

Everyone has something to say to keep the Official Languages Act alive and current. Contact us to share your point of view.

Have your say!

Watch our forums live here!

Participate in our online forums live across the country. Broadcast times and details will be available here and via our social media channels within 24 hours of airing.

Broadcast details
  • Moncton, March 12, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Atlantic standard time)
  • Ottawa, March 18, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
  • Sherbrooke, April 15, 2019
  • Edmonton, April 23, 2019
  • Vancouver, April 24, 2019

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