Language of Work in the Federal Government

Language of Work in the Federal Government

Past Event

The Government of Canada is currently consulting Canadians regarding the new government action plan on official languages. This new action plan also gives the public service an opportunity to renew its commitment to an inclusive workplace that promotes the use of both official languages.

With this in mind, the Clerk of the Privy Council has asked deputy ministers Patrick Borbey and Matthew Mendelsohn to prepare a status update on the use of official languages in the public service and to provide a report by the end of this year.

Mr. Borbey and Mr. Mendelsohn invite you to share your ideas, opinions and experiences with respect to promoting both official languages in the public service at this special event.

Event Information

This event has been designed for all federal public servants at no cost to learners.


Date and Time:

November 7, 2016 | 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST)


Patrick Borbey, Associate Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage

Matthew Mendelsohn, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Results and Delivery, Privy Council Office


Debbie Beresford-Green, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services Branch, Health Canada


Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages


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