The Committee’s goal is to guide federal institutions’ policies, programs and services in order to foster the development of these communities.
It also seeks to stimulate economic development and employability in Francophone minority communities in order to ensure that French-speaking Canada is an integral part of the country’s economic development.
This model of cooperation between the federal government and the communities was used again in 1998 by Quebec’s English-speaking community. It was also used in other fields, such as health in 2000 and immigration in 2002. In 2004, the organization became the National Committee of Economic Development and Employability.