Official languages and bilingualism

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

Services and information

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

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.

About official languages and bilingualism

An outline of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s involvement in official languages and bilingualism programs.

Action Plan for Official Languages

The Government of Canada’s official languages strategy.

Official languages support programs

Apply for funding to promote official languages and bilingualism in Canada and to help develop and preserve official language minority communities.

Official languages rights and complaints

Know your official languages rights and how to file a complaint if you feel your rights have been discriminated against.

Court Challenges Program

Learn how the modernized Court Challenges Program will support Canadians to bring official language rights and human rights cases before the courts.

Agreements — Official languages

Annual and multi-year agreements reached between the Government of Canada, communities and other levels of government.

Publications — Official languages

A compilation of publications on official languages.

Contact the Official Languages Branch

Contact information for the Official Languages Support Programs Branch at Canadian Heritage.

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