2022 Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations
Thank you for your participation in the 2022 Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations
We invite you to read the conclusions drawn in the 2022 Report on the Cross-Canada Consultations on Official Languages
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Current status: Completed
Consultations took place between May 24 and August 31, 2022. The results of these consultations are available in the Report on the 2022 Cross-Canada Consultations on Official Languages.
About the consultations
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages, has a mandate to develop a new plan for official languages. This process is informed by a consultation exercise that ran from May 24 to the end of August. The consultations targeted the general public, official language minority communities, advocacy organizations, provincial and territorial representatives, and federal institutions and organizations.
Through this new Action Plan, the Government of Canada is committed to doing more and doing better, in order to maintain its support for the vitality of official language minority communities and the advancement of the two official languages. In addition, it will give special attention to the protection and promotion of French across Canada, including in Quebec. The government wants to renew its efforts in the area of official languages in a way that reflects and showcases the strengths associated with the rich diversity of our communities.
The purpose of this plan is to use programs and funding to further and support the full gamut of legislative and administrative measures in the reform document entitled English and French: Towards a Substantive Equality of Official Languages in Canada.
Where did the consultations take place?
|24 May 2022||Vancouver, British Columbia (Announcement and launching of the activities)|
|26 May 2022||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|10 June 2022||Toronto, Ontario|
|6 July 2022||Montréal, Québec|
|7 July 2022||Sherbrooke, Québec|
|13 July 2022||Sudbury, Ontario|
|18 July 2022||Iqaluit, Nunavut|
|19 July 2022||Yellowknife, Northwest Territories|
|20 July 2022||Moncton, New Brunswick|
|21 July 2022||Whitehorse, Yukon|
|26 July 2022||Saint John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador|
|28 July 2022||Edmonton, Alberta|
|29 July 2022||Regina, Saskatchewan|
|4 August 2022||Summerside, Prince Edward Island|
|9 August 2022||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
Formal consultation with provincial and territorial governments (Minister to Minister letter, Ministerial Council for Canadian Francophonie, dialogue opportunities and bilateral meetings)
- Official ministerial letter sent on May 24 with a reply in late July
- Ministers’ Council on the Canadian Francophonie (MCCF) on June 22-23, 2022
- Relevant provincial and territorial Ministers
Virtual thematic dialogue sessions
As part of the public consultations conducted by the Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency from May to August 2022, certain thematic events were anticipated.
|June 2, 2022||Francophone immigration|
|June 8, 2022||Education continuum|
|June 16, 2022||Appreciation of French and English: arts and culture, youth, seniors, and key institutions|
|July 4, 2022||Official languages, diversity, and inclusion|
|July 4, 2022||Second language learning and enhancement and French immersion|
|July 5, 2022||Protection and promotion of French: private sector, private businesses under federal jurisdiction, international and cultural diplomacy, scientific knowledge|
|July 5, 2022||Exemplary government, research, and knowledge of the realities of official languages in Canada|
2022 Cross-Canada Consultations on Official Languages Summit
|August 25, 2022||Canada’s National Arts Centre, Ottawa|
Official Languages Branch
15 Eddy Street, 7th floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5
Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).
- Report on the 2022 Cross-Canada Consultations on Official Languages
- Statement: Minister Petitpas Taylor releases the Report on the 2022 Consultations on Official Languages
- News release: Closing summit of 2022 Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations: The Government of Canada is listening
- Backgrounder: 2022 Cross-Canada Consultations on Official Languages Summit
- News release: 2022 Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations
- Bill C-13: An act to amend the Official Languages Act and to enact the Use of French in Federally Regulated Private Businesses Act and to make related amendments to other Acts
- Reform document: English and French: Towards a Substantive Equality of Official Languages in Canada
- Action Plan for Official Languages 2018–2023: Investing in Our Future
- Summary document: Engaging Canadians as a step toward modernizing the Official Languages Act
- Official Languages Act
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