Horizontal Initiative – Official Languages
|Name of horizontal initiative||Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018|
|Name of lead department(s)||Canadian Heritage|
|Federal partner organization(s)||Health Canada, Justice Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada, National Research Council, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Employment and Social Development Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Western Economic Diversification Canada, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.|
|Non-federal and non-governmental partner(s)||Not applicable (N/A)|
|Start date of the horizontal initiative||April 1st 2013|
|End date of the horizontal initiative||March 31st 2018|
|Total federal funding allocated (start to end date)||$1,124,04 Million|
|Funding contributed by non-federal and non-governmental partners||N/A|
|Description of the horizontal initiative||
The Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-18 (Roadmap 2013-18), allocated a budget of $1,124,04 million over five years, is a continuation of efforts deployed in the preceding Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: Acting for the Future and continues to reflect commitments that stem from Part VII of the Official Languages Act.
The Roadmap 2013-18 is a Government of Canada policy statement. It includes 28 initiatives intended to strengthen and promote linguistic duality which are implemented by 14 federal institutions. The initiatives are grouped according to three pillars: education, immigration and community support. Within the framework of the Roadmap 2013-18, the Government of Canada is especially committed that these initiatives are focused on achieving tangible results for Canadians and committed to implementation centred on the optimal use of public funds and increased effectiveness of program delivery.
The architecture of the Roadmap 2013-2018 is based on a Program Alignment Architecture (PAA) model. The strategic outcome for the Roadmap 2013-18 is: «Canadians live and thrive in both official languages and recognize the importance of French and English for Canada's national identity, development and prosperity ».
The Roadmap 2013-18 aligns with the federal commitments under Part VII of the Official Languages Act and is presented in three pillars that contribute to the achievement of the following objectives:
The architecture of the Roadmap 2013-18 is structured so that the results of each of the 28 initiatives of the Roadmap 2013-18 contribute to achieving the objectives of the three pillars and collectively, to the strategic outcome.
The Minister of Canadian Heritage Is responsible for the coordination of the implementation of the Roadmap 2013-18. The Official Languages Branch (OLB) of Canadian Heritage supports the Minister of Canadian Heritage in this implementation and is responsible for the coordination of the accountability of the Roadmap 2013-18. The OLB especially gathers financial and non-financial information from the partners to present planning and reporting of the initiatives of the Roadmap 2013-18.
The OLB will also support the overall governance of official languages through various mechanisms and committees:
In addition to these committees, other federal stakeholders and bodies have key roles and responsibilities in the broader governance of official languages.
The year 2016-17 is the fourth year of the implementation of the Roadmap 2013-2018. Many initiatives are underway in priority areas of actions on official languages, such as, education, immigration, health, youth, arts and culture, justice or economic development.
Many of these initiatives aim to provide funding (through grants and contributions programs) to enhance development of information strategies for Canadians and immigrants, to increase the bilingual services for Canadians in different priority areas or to implement agreements between the Government of Canada and provincial and territorial governments.
The various committees that ensure the governance of this horizontal initiative will monitor to the implement different strategies to measure, achieve and evaluate the results in the 2016-17 year.
|Results to be achieved by non-federal and non-governmental partners||N/A|
|Contact information||Jean-Pierre C. Gauthier
Official Languages Branch
15 Eddy, Gatineau,
|Federal organizations||Link to departmental Program Alignment Architectures||Contributing programs and activities||Total allocation (from start to end date)||2016–17 Planned spending||2016-17 Expected results||2016-17 Targets|
|Pillar 1: Education|
|Canadian Heritage||Official Languages||Support to minority-language education||$265,024,040||$53,004,808||Offer of provincial and territorial programs and activities to provide education in the language of OLMC||95% or more of OLMC members live within 25 km of an elementary or secondary minority-language school.|
|Canadian Heritage||Official Languages||Support for second-language learning||$175,024,040||$35,004,808||Offer of provincial and territorial programs and activities related to learning English and French as second official languages, at all levels of education.||15% or more of Canadians have a working knowledge of the second official language.|
|Canadian Heritage||Official Languages||Summer language bursaries||$36,604,830||$7,320,966||Offer of summer language bursaries||7,200 bursaries (Destination Clic and Explore)|
|Canadian Heritage||Official Languages||Official language monitors||$18,604,825||$3,720,965||Offer of official-language monitor positions||300 monitor positions (Odyssey)|
|Canadian Heritage||Attachment to Canada||Exchanges Canada||$11,250,000||$2,250,000||Exchanges Canada will continue to provide funding to youth-serving organizations, many of whom provide Canadian youth with experiences in their second official language. A portion of Exchanges Canada program resources will be dedicated to organizations who deliver bilingual youth forums and exchanges, such as the Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC).||7,000 youth participating in exchanges or forums with an official language component.|
A Health System Responsive to the Needs of Canadians
|Training, networks and access to health services (education component)||$106,500,000||$21,733,333||Increased access to bilingual health professionals and intake staff in OLMC.||There will be 860 additional graduates in 2016-2017 in French-language health programs in colleges and universities outside Quebec and 1500 enrolments in language training programs for healthcare personnel in order to better serve English-speaking communities in Quebec.|
|Justice Canada||Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework||Networks, training and access to justice services (education component)||$18,936,200||
(excludes PSPC Accommodations)
|Canadians have access to a criminal justice system in the official language of their choice.||Justice system stakeholders (prosecutors, court clerks, judges, etc.) have access to specialized language training in order to facilitate access to justice for individuals in the official language of their choice in all provinces and territories. Percentage of provinces and territories where justice system stakeholders have access to specialized language training to facilitate access to justice in the official language of choice. Target: 100%|
|Justice Canada||Internal Services||Networks, training and access to justice services (education component)||$63,800||
(excludes PSPC Accommodations)
|Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)||Terminology Standardization Program||Language Portal of Canada||$16,000,000||$3,250,000||
|National Research Council (NRC)||
Technology Development and Advancement
Information and Communication Technologies
|Strengthening the language industry and technologies||$10,000,000||$2,000,000||PORTAGE translation software commercialization
||Licenses of PORTAGE II 3.0 to 3 commercial clients|
|Pillar 2: Immigration|
|Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)||Newcomers Settlement and Integration||Language training for economic immigrants||$120,000,000||$24,000,000||In 2016-2017, IRCC will continue to foster the acquisition of language skills of economy immigrants in both official languages through the standardization of tools and greater consistency, and an effective use of technology.||The annual percentage of language training clients, who are economy immigrants and who increased at least one level in English or French for at least three out of four skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) is 15% or higher.|
|Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)||Newcomers Settlement and Integration||Immigration to OLMCs (including Support to Francophone immigration in New Brunswick)||$29,398,470*||$6,100,000||
In 2016-2017, IRCC will continue to:
In addition, IRCC will invest $1M to support the integration of French-speaking immigrants in New Brunswick in 2016-2017. As IRCC is moving toward a more standardized approach at the national level, ongoing investments will aim for a more consistent approach to foster immigration to FMCs across the country.
|Pillar 3: Communities|
|Canadian Heritage||Official Languages||Support for OLMCs||$22,262,275||$4,452,455||Offer of activities and services designed for OLMCs by community organizations.||85% or more of OLMC members live within 25 km of a local or regional community development organization offering minority-language services.|
|Canadian Heritage||Official Languages||Intergovern- mental cooperation||$22,262,275||$4,452,455||Offer of minority-language services by provincial and territorial governments, in areas other than education.||Maintain 13 federal-provincial/ territorial agreements on minority-language services.|
|Canadian Heritage||Official Languages||Community Cultural Action Fund||$10,000,000||$2,500,000||Offer of activities and services designed to strengthen and ensure the visibility of OLMCs' action in the areas of arts, culture and heritage.||30 projects or more are supported.|
|Canadian Heritage||Cultural Industries, Canada Music Fund||Music Showcases Program for Artists from OLMCs||$5,750,000||$1,150,000||Some 400 music showcases will be organized and presented offering the opportunity for more than 200 OLMCs artists to perform on stage and for the communities to have access to music in their language.||
400 music showcases presented
200 OLMC artists perform at music showcases
|Canadian Heritage||Cultural Industries, Canada Book Fund||National Translation Program for Book Publishing||$4,000,000||$800,000||Canadian publishers translate Canadian-authored books from one official language to the other.||67 official language translations.|
|Canada Council for the Arts (CCA)||Grants and services to support creation, production and dissemination of arts for individuals and organizations||Market Access Strategy for Artists from OLMCs||$2,750,000||$750,000||In 2016-2017, the Canada Council will support:
||The targets for 2013-2018 (5 years) are:
A Health System Responsive to the Needs of Canadians
|Training, networks and access to health services (communities component)||$67,800,000||$15,916,667||Increased provision of services within health institutions for minority language communities||Thirty-six active health networks will carry out projects within English and French-speaking minority communities in the following areas: language training and cultural adaptation; enhancing knowledge on the health of communities; health promotion; and adaptation of health services for English and French-speaking communities|
|Justice Canada||Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework||Contraventions Act Fund||$49,335,985||
(excludes PSPC Accommodations)
|Canadians in designated areas who have received federal contraventions have access to the justice system using the official language of choice.||Canadians in designated areas who have received a federal contravention have access to the justice system using the official language of their choice. Number of complaints with respect to judicial and extra-judicial services in the official language of choice. Target "0".|
|Justice Canada||Internal Services||Contraventions Act Fund||$275, 650||
(excludes PSPC accommodations)
|Justice Canada||Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework||Training, networks and access to justice services (communities component)||$20,767,355||
(excludes PSPC Accommodations)
|Canadians have access to legal information regarding their rights and responsibilities in the official language of choice through a hub providing Canadians with legal information on-line, through a telephone helpline, or in person.||OLMCs have access to legal information through an information hub in all provinces and territories. Percentage of provinces and territories for which OLMC have access to legal information through an information hub that provides Canadians with legal information through a telephone helpline, online, or in person. Target: 100%|
|Justice Canada||Internal Services||Training, networks and access to justice services (communities component)||$427,640||
(excludes PSPC accommodations)
|Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)||Skills and Employment||Enabling Fund for OLMCs||$69,000,000||$14,060,000||
|Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)||The Adult Learning Literacy and Essential Skills Program||OLMCs Workplace Essential Skills Initiative||$7,500,000||$1,500,000||
|Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)||Social Development Partnerships Program||Social Development Initiative in OLMCs||$4,000,000||$600,000||
ESDC plans to work with the Quebec Community Group Network (QCGN) and Fédération des aînées et aînés francophones du Canada (FAAFC) to implement the Social Partnership Initiative (SPI) in OLMCs. SPI expands its target clientele beyond early childhood to include youth and family issues of both English- and French-speaking minority communities. SPI will also encourage OLMCs to find new revenue sources to develop community-based activities that address the social and economic issues that affect them.
QCGN planned results for 2016-2017 (some ongoing through 2017-2018) would include:
FAAFC planned results for 2016-2017 (some ongoing through 2017-2018) would include:
|Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada||Community economic development||Economic Development Initiative (Regional operations)||$1,600,000||$380,000||For Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
||4 face-to- face meetings and 10 studies|
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor)
|Community economic development||Economic Development Initiative||$4,450,000||$1,015,000||For FedNor
|Economic Development Agency of Canada (CED) for Regions of Quebec||
Quebec Economic Development Program/ Focus
Targeted and Temporary Support
|Economic Development Initiative||$10,200,000||$2,370,000||
Final expected result (Program 1.3 Strengthening Community Economies): The community of Quebec has a strong economy.
Intermediary expected result (Sub-program 1.3.3 Targeted and /or temporary Support): The communities stabilize or strengthen their economy.
Target final result: $5,5 M of investment generated in the communities for targeted and/or temporary support projects (EDI contribution to the target)
Target intermediary result: 11 communities that benefit from targeted and/ or temporary support (EDI contribution to the target)
|Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)||Community Development||Economic Development Initiative||$6,200,000||$1,340,000||Promotion of the Economic Development Initiative of the Roadmap will continue in OLMCs in the Atlantic region through financial support of projects and the establishment of partnerships||12 projects, 16 partnerships and leveraging of 40% (ACOA 60%, Partners 40%)|
|Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)||
Community Economic Development -
|Economic Development Initiative||$4,450,000||$979,612||Through various projects under its Economic Development Initiative, FedDev Ontario will continue to consult OLMCs in 2016-17 to identify new and emerging challenges faced by Francophone communities. Existing regional projects with various stakeholders will ensure entrepreneurs have access to the required training and mentoring in French, the necessary access to capital to assist in the launch of their ventures, and provide youth with opportunities to develop practical experience through internships in Francophone organizations and businesses.||
Number of businesses and organizations supported: 700 (by December 31, 2017)
Number of partnerships established: 45 (by December 31, 2017)
Funds leveraged against FedDev Ontario contributions: $2,000,000 (by December 31, 2017)
|Western Economic Diversification Canada (WED)||
Business Development and Innovation
Community Economic Growth
|Economic Development Initiative||$3,200,000||$740,000||
|Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)||
|Economic Development Initiative||$400,000||$80,000||The overall objective of this project is to fill existing positions with bilingual skilled and semi-skilled workers.
||The goal of the projects is to increase the attraction and retention of bilingual Francophones to Canada's North to fill area of identified labour shortage. The project's three phases include:
|Total for all federal organizations||$1,124,037,385||$229,301,673|
* The Government of Canada, through IRCC, is investing $29.4 million for the initiative "Immigration to OLMCs" as part of the Roadmap 2013-2018. A small variance of $100,000 between the funding amount for IRCC originally announced in the public document of the Roadmap 2013-2018 in March 2013 and the amount listed. This change was made to reflect a recent budget review and will not affect IRCC's capacity to deliver services to OLMCs, as per the Roadmap 2003-2018. A similar level of support and similar results are expected to be achieved.
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