Have your say: Consultations on the implementation of the Indigenous Languages Act

COVID-19 impact on consultations

Considering the conditions created by the pandemic, consultations were undertaken using technology options such as video conferencing and teleconferencing in an effort to ensure meaningful participation. While these approaches were necessary to ensure everyone’s safety and to respect public health recommendations, they are not intended to be a long-term replacement to more traditional, in-person events.

Current status: Closed

The consultation sessions will help the Minister of Canadian Heritage make recommendations to the Governor in Council for the appointment of a Commissioner of Indigenous Languages and Directors. They will also support the development of the future Indigenous Languages Funding Model.

They were organized with Indigenous governments, other Indigenous governing bodies and a variety of Indigenous organizations across the country.

Consultation sessions dates and summaries of discussions

Virtual consultation sessions were conducted in fall 2020. The summaries of these discussions are available online. Please refer to specific session dates for more details. For a complete copy of the ‘’What We Heard Report’’, please contact us by email.

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