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Official Languages Day: A Spotlight on Official Languages and Linguistic Dynamics


Every year on Official Languages Day (formerly known as Linguistic Duality Day) we celebrate Canada's rich linguistic heritage. This year's event will focus on the modernization of the Official Languages Act and the current linguistic dynamics in the country.

Open to the general public, this timely event features speakers from government and participants from across Canada who will tell us about the best practices supporting official language minority communities and share cultural activities, informative and entertaining videos, and the discovery of the Mauril app. Participants will learn about the latest developments in the modernization of the Official Languages Act and discover how young people and artists in Canada view our official languages.

This event is being organized jointly with the Council of the Network of Official Languages Champions, in partnership with the Linguistic Duality Network and other associates.



Improtéine, Franco-Ontario comedic group


  • Mimi O'Bonsawin, Singer-songwriter
  • Missy D, Hip Hop/ Rap & Soul Artist


  • Nathalie Drouin, Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council & Associate Secretary
  • Raymond Théberge, Commissioner of Official Languages
  • Brigitte Gibson, Vice-Chair of the Council of the Network of Official Languages Champions; Regional Director General, Prairie and Northern Region, Canadian Heritage; Official Languages Champion, Prairie Federal Council
  • Josée Grimard-Dubuc, Director, Interdepartmental Relations and Accountability, Official Languages Branch, Canadian Heritage
  • Justin Johnson, Red River Métis and Chief Executive Officer, Association of Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities
  • Ellen Bertrand, Vice-President, Visitor Engagement, Canadian Museum of History and Canadian War Museum
  • Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board
  • Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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