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<b><u>2018-2019 Annual Report on Official Languages</u></b><br>  
<b><u>September 10 is Linguistic Duality Day!</u> #JDL2020LDD</b><br>
 
<b><u>Armchair discussion</b></u><br>
 
To celebrate Linguistic Duality Day, the Council of the Network of Official Languages Champions and the Canada School of Public Service are hosting a virtual talk: Official Languages in the Era of Telework. During this webcast, we will explore the challenges that this shift raises in terms of linguistic duality and discuss the opportunities it offers institutions to support English and French. <br>
 
Register now on the Canada School of Public Service [https://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/events/offic-lang-telework/index-eng.aspx website] or at {{em|csps.learningevents-evenementsdapprentissage. efpc@canada.ca}}. <br>
 
 
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As the year 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act (the Act), we are pleased to provide you with a link to the <b>[https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/values-ethics/official-languages/reports/annual-report-official-languages-2018-2019.html 2018-2019 Annual Report on Official Languages]</b>, tabled in Parliament on October 9, 2020.<br>  
The Council of the Network of Official Language Champions collaborated with the Language Portal of Canada to develop bold visuals (like the header above!) that you can use in your organization’s communications and events to celebrate Linguistic Duality Day. You can find the material in this [[Media: Visual-Visuel.zip | folder.]] <br>
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The report provides an account of the governance and implementation of the official languages programs in all federal institutions; it addresses Part IV (Communications with and Service to the Public), Part V (Language of Work) and Part VI (Participation of English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians) of the Act.<br>
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As Official Languages Champions and Persons Responsible for Official Languages, you play a key role in ensuring that official languages are at the very heart of how your institution serves and communicates with Canadians across the country and abroad. It is important for institutions subject to the Act to integrate official languages into how decisions are made and actions taken, especially in situations like the current pandemic.<br>
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We trust you will find the information in this report useful for managing the official languages program within your institutions. The launch of this report provides an opportunity to engage your deputy head and management group in reviewing your institution’s official languages performance.<br>
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Please do not hesitate to contact us at <b>{{em|OLReview-BilanLO@tbs-sct.gc.ca}}</b>, should you require additional information on the Annual Report.<br>  
 
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<b><u>Activities to celebrate Linguistic Duality Day</b></u><br>
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Short on ideas for celebrating Linguistic Duality Day in your institution? Why not try some of the ideas below? <br>
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<b><u>Bilingual Meetings</b></u><br>
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<li>Recruit speakers and organize a videoconference on official languages</li>
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Virtual meetings and teleconferences have been established as the new norm in both the private and public sectors this year. Everything from team meetings to large-scale events moved from auditoriums and meeting rooms to phone lines and cameras.<br>
<li>Organize a second-language dictation contest (your Deputy Minister could read the text to write down!)</li>
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<li>Interview your institution’s employees as part of a vox pop on linguistic duality</li>
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How can we continue to promote, support and encourage the use of both official languages under these circumstances?<br>
<li>Ask your champion to write a message or blog post; or invite him/her to participate in a virtual interview</li>
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<li>Give an award to employees who have distinguished themselves in the promotion or use of English or French</li>
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<b>[[Media: Table_-_Best_Practices_Bilingual_Meetings_-_Tableau_-_Bonne_pratiques_réunions_bilingues.docx|Here is a list of easy-to-implement best practices to help support bilingualism during meetings and events]].</b><br>
<li>Develop a quiz on the history of your institution or publicize the one the Commissioner of Official Languages will release in September</li>
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<li>Include games from the [https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/en/jeu-quiz/index-eng Language Portal of Canada] in your institution’s celebration program</li>
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How does your organization balance the use of both official languages during virtual meetings? Why not use the tips above during your next meeting or event? What were the results? Let us know in the discussion on <b>[https://gccollab.ca/splash/ GCcollab]!</b><br>
<li>Promote the virtual talk Official Languages in the Era of Telework</li>
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Looking for tips and infographics to support bilingual meetings?<br>
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Browse through resources on the <b>[https://gccollab.ca/splash/ Language Portal of Canada]!</b><br>
 
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<b><u>How is your organization celebrating?</b></u><br>
 
Let us know in the discussion thread on the Community of Official Languages [https://gccollab.ca/splash/ GCcollab] page and on Twitter using the tag #JDL2020LDD! <br>
 
 
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<b><u>Consultation Corner</b></u><br>
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<b><u>Bootcamp on Official Languages</b></u><br>
<b><i>Did you know that the [https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-92-48/index.html Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations] specifies two scenarios that oblige federal institutions to consult with official language minority communities? </b></i>< <br>
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Following-up on our request for testimonials sent on August 4, the Official Languages Centre of Excellence is looking for feedback from federal institutions that have consulted with language minority communities in the last 10 years. This information-gathering initiative will help the Regulations team to develop tools that will make it easier and more efficient for you to conduct such consultations in the future. <br>
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In September 2020, the Official Languages Centre of Excellence launched the Bootcamp on Official Languages. This short but comprehensive course was developed to equip Persons Responsible for Official Languages with the knowledge necessary to effectively implement official language programs within their institutions.<br>
[https://wiki.gccollab.ca/Community_of_Official_Languages/Consultation_Corner Click here] to learn more about the circumstances that require an institution to consult. <br>
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Have something to share? [https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YZ9NVGM Please take a few moments to complete our survey and tell us about your experience!]
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Have you registered yet? If your organization has not already identified and registered a participant, <b>[https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DCN7JXW please complete this survey]</b> to initiate your registration.<br>
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We look forward to discussing this initiative with you at the August 26, 2020, virtual meeting on official languages. <br>
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Based on the very positive and helpful feedback from Bootcamp participants, we continue to improve the delivery of the course. We thank past participants for their feedback, and we look forward to sharing case studies with you to support continuous learning on official languages issues. Stay tuned for more! <br>
<b><i>[[Media:Newsletter_-_August_2020_--_Infolettre_-_aout_2020.pdf|View this publication in PDF.]]</b></i><br>  
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<b><u>Did you know?</b></u><br>
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There are 2 main types of French spoken in Canada:  Laurentian French and Acadian French. <br>
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Canadian French contributed to the creation of a unique language: Michif. The Métis people developed this language, which combines features from French and Indigenous languages, primarily Cree. Michif is unusual in that the nouns are generally derived from French and the verbs are derived, for the most part, from Cree.<br>
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<i><u>[https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/en/blogue-blog/francais-canada-french-eng Source]</i></u><br>
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<b><u>August 2020</b></u><br>
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<b><i>[[Media: August 2020-aout 2020 - The OL Connection-La connexion LO.pdf|View this publication in PDF.]]</b></i><br>
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September 10 is Linguistic Duality Day!<br>
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Consultation: Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations<br>
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The OL Connection: October 2020


2018-2019 Annual Report on Official Languages

As the year 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act (the Act), we are pleased to provide you with a link to the 2018-2019 Annual Report on Official Languages, tabled in Parliament on October 9, 2020.

The report provides an account of the governance and implementation of the official languages programs in all federal institutions; it addresses Part IV (Communications with and Service to the Public), Part V (Language of Work) and Part VI (Participation of English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians) of the Act.

As Official Languages Champions and Persons Responsible for Official Languages, you play a key role in ensuring that official languages are at the very heart of how your institution serves and communicates with Canadians across the country and abroad. It is important for institutions subject to the Act to integrate official languages into how decisions are made and actions taken, especially in situations like the current pandemic.

We trust you will find the information in this report useful for managing the official languages program within your institutions. The launch of this report provides an opportunity to engage your deputy head and management group in reviewing your institution’s official languages performance.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at OLReview-BilanLO@tbs-sct.gc.ca, should you require additional information on the Annual Report.


Bilingual Meetings

Virtual meetings and teleconferences have been established as the new norm in both the private and public sectors this year. Everything from team meetings to large-scale events moved from auditoriums and meeting rooms to phone lines and cameras.

How can we continue to promote, support and encourage the use of both official languages under these circumstances?

Here is a list of easy-to-implement best practices to help support bilingualism during meetings and events.

How does your organization balance the use of both official languages during virtual meetings? Why not use the tips above during your next meeting or event? What were the results? Let us know in the discussion on GCcollab!

Looking for tips and infographics to support bilingual meetings?

Browse through resources on the Language Portal of Canada!



Bootcamp on Official Languages

In September 2020, the Official Languages Centre of Excellence launched the Bootcamp on Official Languages. This short but comprehensive course was developed to equip Persons Responsible for Official Languages with the knowledge necessary to effectively implement official language programs within their institutions.

Have you registered yet? If your organization has not already identified and registered a participant, please complete this survey to initiate your registration.

Based on the very positive and helpful feedback from Bootcamp participants, we continue to improve the delivery of the course. We thank past participants for their feedback, and we look forward to sharing case studies with you to support continuous learning on official languages issues. Stay tuned for more!

Do you have questions about the Bootcamp?

Please e-mail us at OLCEInformationCELO@tbs-sct.gc.ca.


Did you know?

There are 2 main types of French spoken in Canada: Laurentian French and Acadian French.

Canadian French contributed to the creation of a unique language: Michif. The Métis people developed this language, which combines features from French and Indigenous languages, primarily Cree. Michif is unusual in that the nouns are generally derived from French and the verbs are derived, for the most part, from Cree.

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The OL Connection – Past Editions


August 2020
View this publication in PDF.
Headlines
September 10 is Linguistic Duality Day!
Consultation: Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations


July 2020
View this publication in PDF.
Headlines
Toolbox for the Official Languages Maturity Model (OLMM) exercise: do you have tools and best practices to share?
Guide on official languages and telework
Assessment of official languages in the appointment process
Contacting the Official Languages Centre of Excellence


May 2020
View this publication in PDF.
Headlines
Guide to Non-Imperative Staffing
Expansion of Public Service Commission measures
Best Practices on the promotion of English and French
A new COVID-19 Pandemic Lexicon