Official Languages in Canada
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The federal government begins paying a bilingualism bonus to all of its employees who hold a bilingual position.
The contest is sponsored by the Association jeunesse fransaskoise.
This is the first school and community centre in Canada.
Founded in Yellowknife, the Fédération defends the interests of the Northwest Territories’ French-speaking community.
The Program provides financial assistance to help individuals or groups clarify language rights before the courts.
In Edmundston, New Brunswick, 1,200 delegates discuss the creation of an Acadian province and a more equitable share of political power.
The flag’s design was chosen in a provincial competition organized by the Conseil jeunesse provincial.
The first federal parliamentary committee exclusively responsible for studying official languages issues is created
In 1980, this committee includes members of the Senate and the House of Commons.
The Secretariat facilitates, guides and monitors all government department activity concerning French-language services.
The National Program for the Integration of Both Official Languages in the Administration of Justice is created
This program focuses on improving access to justice in both official languages.
Alliance Quebec is formed to advocate for the province’s English-speaking community.
Raymond Lemoine, principal of École des Pionniers in Maillardville, designs the winning entry in a 1981 contest to create the new Franco-Columbian flag.
The Poirier-Bastarache report describes the findings of a New Brunswick task force on official languages.
The Association works with its partners to create and develop the services, activities and institutions needed in order for Yukon’s French-speaking community to remain dynamic.
March 6, 1982
Jean-Pierre Grenier wins the design competition organized by Francophonie jeunesse de l’Alberta.
Along the way, they found the Association des parents fransaskois.
Commissioner Fortier believes that official language minority communities need better protection.
The Committee’s mandate is to coordinate the management of the government’s official languages priorities and programs.
This Centre is the result of the efforts of Collège Mathieu’s executives.
The three unequal panels of red, white and blue represent the community’s French origins.
The flag’s colours are blue, gold and white.
Canada is represented by the federal government and the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick.
The report, which was submitted in 1988, focused on the major concerns in seven sectors: education, services, culture-heritage-leisure, media, youth, economy and the Francophone community’s internal and external relations.
Québec City plays host to the second-ever international Summit of La Francophonie.
Dialogue New Brunswick sets itself apart from every other organization by eschewing political and economic goals.
The Francophone Affairs Branch serves as a liaison between the provincial government and the Fransaskois community.
The failure of the Meech Lake Accord has a major impact on relations between English-and French-speaking Canadians
The Accord, which is an agreement between the federal and provincial governments to amend the 1982 Constitution so that Quebec would accept it, fails at the same time as Quebec’s sovereignty movement gains momentum.
The Department of the Secretary of State signs the first Canada-community agreement with the Fransaskois community
After Saskatchewan, other provinces and territories will also sign this type of agreement with the federal government.
The Languages Commissioner ensures that the territorial government’s institutions respect the Northwest Territories’ Official Languages Act.
An English-speaking Quebecer and therefore from a minority community himself, Commissioner Goldbloom seeks to encourage positive relationships between the two official language communities and becomes involved in all aspects of minority community development.
Mostly sky blue, the flag depicts a curved base with a polar bear looking at a symbol that is half fleur-de-lis and half snowflake.
A resolution is passed recognizing “the unique and historic role of Louis Riel . . . and his contribution in the development of Confederation.”
Criticized as a “dog’s breakfast” of constitutional reform, the confusing Charlottetown Accord fails to gain the support of a majority of Canadians.
May 30, 1992
The Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag is raised in front of the Confederation Building in St. John’s for the first time
To commemorate the event, French-speaking communities across the province will celebrate this recognition of their rights every May 30.
Held during the first Congrès mondial acadien (World Acadian Congress), this Conference provided an opportunity for provincial and territorial ministers responsible for Francophone affairs to discuss common issues.
In 1994, Canadian Heritage brought together 15 Quebec-based regional and sectoral organizations to better manage program and funding priorities. A year later, that group founded the Quebec Community Groups Network.
The CDEM is the driving force behind economic development in Manitoba’s 17 bilingual municipalities.
The Centre is an archives and research centre.
The Réseau des services de santé en français de l’Est de l’Ontario deals with issues that affect the region’s French-speaking community.
From the moment she takes office, Commissioner Adam defines her role as an agent of change.
New Brunswick, Canada’s only officially bilingual province, hosts this international meeting.
The Government of Canada sets up the Interdepartmental Partnership to promote long-term development and increase the dynamism of both official language minority communities.
The Centres are a direct result of the recommendations in the Chartier Report, Above All, Common Sense.
This organization strives to increase access to French-language health and social services for Acadian and Francophone Prince Edward Islanders. It was incorporated in 2013 and became the PEI French Health Network.
In the Franco-Nunavut flag, the blue represents the Arctic sky, and the white represents snow, which is abundant in this vast territory.
The Société brings together key partners providing health and social services.
August 6, 2002
It is the first Canadian city to show off its bilingualism!
RésoSanté is a non-profit provincial organization that promotes French-language health and welfare services in British Columbia
The organization was created following provincial and national studies that showed differences in access to health services faced by Francophone minority communities in Canada.
The Réseau’s mandate is to promote, protect and improve access to French-language health services in Saskatchewan.
Through an agreement with the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta, Alberta’s Francophone community gives the Réseau santé albertain a mandate to develop the delivery of French language health services in the province.