What is the Annual Review on Official Languages?
There are two main components to the Annual Review on Official Languages:
1. Excel Questionnaire (Joint TBS-PCH questions, as well as Parts IV, V, VI of the OLA)
• Collects official languages related information with questions on Governance, Monitoring, Communications and Services to the Public, Languages of Work, Equitable Participation, Leadership, and Human Resources Management.
• Excel template for tabulation purposes. Mixture of narrative and drop-down menu style questions.
2. Part VII Questionnaire
• A narrative style questionnaire highlighting key achievements of your institution relating to the implementation of positive measures.
Is my institution required to complete a Review this year?
There are approximately 200 institutions that are subject to the Official Languages Act. In order to reduce the reporting burden, TBS adopted a three-year cycle. A majority of institutions must submit a review at least once over a three-year cycle. TBS takes into consideration the size, mandate and level of risk in terms of official languages of the institution. Institutions that are required to complete a Review this year will be contacted to attend an information session prior to the exercise’s launch.