ORGANIZER

Government of Canada

WHEN

May 27-28, 2019

WHERE

National Arts Centre (1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1)

May 27

Session 1

HISTORY AND REVIEW OF THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACT (OLA)

Workshop 1
Judicial and legislative evolution of the OLA

Workshop 2
Evolution of official languages in Canada

Workshop 3
Presentation on the Court Challenges Program

Session 2

PRESENTATION ON THE REVIEW OF THE OLA AS A STEP TOWARDS ITS MODERNIZATION – FORUMS AND ROUND TABLES

Session 3

INSTITUTIONS THAT EMBODY OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

Workshop 1
Services to official language minority communities

Workshop 2
Governance, coordination and implementation of the OLA

Workshop 3
Mock trial presented by the Department of Justice Canada

Evening Celebrations May 27, 2019

May 28

Session 4

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES IN THE DIGITAL AGE AND CANADA IN THE WORLD

Workshop 1
The media, the digital age and Canada in the world

Workshop 2
Demonstration of hackathon innovation projects (Canadian Heritage)

Workshop 3
A digital Francophonie: challenges and opportunities in Canada and globally

Session 5

THE PROMOTION OF CULTURE AND BILINGUALISM, AND THE MOBILIZATION, DEVELOPMENT AND THE VITALITY OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGE MINORITY COMMUNITIES

Workshop 1
The integration of newcomers

Workshop 2
Young people and official languages

Workshop 3
The promotion of culture and bilingualism, and the Canadian identity

Workshop 4
The vitality of official language minority communities

Registrations closed

NOTES

*In particular circumstances, financial support may be available for people with impediments to travel to Ottawa or Winnipeg.
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