Modernization of the Official Languages Act

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

Introduction of An Act to amend the Official Languages Act, to enact the Use of French in Federally Regulated Private Businesses Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

On March 1, 2022, the Government of Canada introduced a bill that would modernize the Official Languages Act to reflect a changing society.

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English and French: Towards a substantive equality of official languages in Canada

The document presents the Government of Canada's vision for official languages reform aimed at modernizing and strengthening the Official Languages Act (OLA) and its related instruments. It details concrete proposals to better protect and promote official languages and optimize existing measures.

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2022 Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations

Be part of the Government of Canada’s next official languages strategy and take part in public consultations on the Action Plan for Official Languages 2023-2028.

An Act to review

Learn why the Government of Canada is modernizing the Official Languages Act.

Summary document: Engaging Canadians as a Step Towards Modernizing the Official Languages Act

Discover the views of Canadians collected as part of the review process for modernizing the Official Languages Act.

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.

Official languages and bilingualism

Learn about the history and importance of official languages, English and French linguistic minority communities and bilingualism. Discover a myriad of learning and funding opportunities.

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