2022 Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations 

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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?

Dates and locations for this tour
Dates (City, province)
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)

Mechanisms

Participants

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.

Date Theme
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

Date Location
August 25, 2022 Canada’s National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Contact us

Canadian Heritage
Official Languages Branch
15 Eddy Street, 7th floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5

Email
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