Council of the Network of Official Languages Champions: About us

Created on August 28, 2003, the Council is a horizontal organization of the Government of Canada within which departments, agencies, Crown corporations and regional federal councils all work together. It provides a voice for the community of official languages champions, which includes 215 members.

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Chart presenting the 25 members of the Council: 15 official languages champions ; 3 regional representatives ; 4 key organizations (Canadian Heritage, Justice Canada, Privy Council Office, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat) ; and 3 key partners (Federal Youth Network, Human Resources Council, National Managers’ Community).

The Council is comprised of twenty-five members, including fifteen official languages champions, three regional representatives, representatives from four organizations that play a key role in official languages (the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Department of Justice Canada, the Privy Council Office and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat), as well as representatives from three key partners (the Federal Youth Network, the Human Resources Council and the National Managers' Community).

Vision

To be a valued partner that promotes a culture of bilingualism within the public service and celebrates diversity through the use of English and French.

Mission

Act as an agent of influence for official languages within the Government of Canada and mobilize deputy heads and official languages champions, with the aim of promoting common approaches and ensuring that official languages are a top-of-mind issue at the senior management level.

Chair

Stéphan Déry
Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Services Branch
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Vice-Chair

Brigitte Gibson
Regional Director General, Prairie and Northern Region
Canadian Heritage
Official Languages Champion, Prairie Federal Council

Infographic: Council of the Network of Official Languages Champions

Infographic document presenting the Council of the Network of Official Languages Champions.

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Chart presenting the 25 members of the Council: 15 official languages champions ; 3 regional representatives ; 4 key organizations (Canadian Heritage, Justice Canada, Privy Council Office, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat) ; and 3 key partners (Federal Youth Network, Human Resources Council, National Managers’ Community).

Vision

To be a valued partner that promotes a culture of bilingualism within the public service and celebrates diversity through the use of English and French.

Mission

Act as an agent of influence for official languages within the Government of Canada and mobilize deputy heads and official languages champions, with the aim of promoting common approaches and ensuring that official languages are a top-of-mind issue at the senior management level.

215 Official Languages Champions working within departments, agencies, Crown corporations and regional federal councils are part of the Network of Official Languages Champions.

Council of the Network's composition

  • 15 official languages champions
  • 3 regional representatives
  • 4 key organizations (Canadian Heritage, Justice Canada, Privy Council Office, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • 3 key partners (Federal Youth Network, Human Resources Council, National Managers' Community)

Events

  • Conference of Official Languages Champions
  • Linguistic Duality Day
  • Best Practises Forum on Official Languages
  • Information sessions for new champions

Tools and resources

  • Dare! Osez! website
  • Sharing official languages resources
  • Official Languages Champions' Toolbox
  • Videos
  • Strategic Plan

Other contributions

  • Beyond 2020
  • Working Group on the Public Service Employee Survey
  • Several other working groups and committees

Chair

Stéphan Déry
Assistant Deputy Minister
Real Property Services Branch
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Telephone: 819-576-2545
Stephan.Dery@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

Vice-Chair

Brigitte Gibson
Regional Director General
Prairie and Northern Region Canadian Heritage
Official Languages Champion
Prairie Federal Council
Telephone: 204-510-5556
Brigitte.Gibson@canada.ca

Secretariat

Anik Sauvé
National Coordinator
219 Laurier Avenue West, 10th Floor, Room 10109
Ottawa, ON K1A 0R5
Telephone: 613-402-7885
TTY: 613-369-9371
Anik.Sauve@tbs-sct.gc.ca

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