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Official Languages: linguistic duality or bilingualism?

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, the concepts of linguistic duality and bilingualism are under the spotlight as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act. But are we really familiar with the exact meaning of these terms? Following is a list of a few fast facts that

Let’s meet the ambassadors of the bonjour my friend tour!

Since April, the ambassadors of the bonjour my friend tour, Laura Lussier and Shaunpal Jandu, have crossed half of Canada in their caravan in the colors of linguistic duality. They’ve collected dozens of testimonials from people interested in the official languages ​​of our country. Over the next several days, these ambassadors will meet the people

Inspiring Francophonie!

Our inclusive Francophonie is well alive all across the country. French speaking Canadians are proud of their culture and their accents.

Pride, hope and vitality are words often associated with our inspiring Francophonie!

In this video produced by TFO 24.7, Francophones of Ontario share their French pride with us. They tell us why they speak French and how they ensure the survival of the French language in their community.

Official Languages in the Federal public service

The Official Languages Act (OLA) led to various initiatives that promote linguistic duality in the public service, ensuring the vitality of language minority communities and protecting the right of all Canadians receive federal services in either official language. The Council of the Network of Official Language Champions is one such initiative, with its membership representing

National Film Board of Canada: committed to the growth and impact of francophone culture!

For the 14th consecutive year, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is committed to the growth and impact of francophone culture across the country by taking part in the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) celebrations. This year, the partnership between the NFB and the RVF allows the presentation of 310 free screenings in 82

Discover the Language Portal of Canada

Have you heard about the Language Portal of Canada? It’s where you’ll find one of the Translation Bureau’s flagship products: TERMIUM Plus®. This well-known tool provides you with translations for specialized terms. But did you know that, with the Portal’s Language Navigator, you can simultaneously search over 20,000 pages of advice and tips to help you improve your writing in English and French?

You’ll also love the Portal’s collection of links to other Canadian language resources, its quizzes designed to test your language skills, and its Our Languages blog with posts by language lovers.

Want to know more? Watch the short video above!

Parks Can Can Canada

 

Can you name all of Canada’s 47 national parks? We can!

Parks Canada is the largest provider of natural and cultural tourism products Canada-wide and its iconic destinations form the cornerstone of the Canadian tourism industry. Parks Canada manages 47 national parks4 national marine conservation areas and 171 national historic sites, including 12 of Canada’s 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

“bonjour my friend” Tour: Duality is Unity!

Yesterday evening at the Excentricité Pavilion at La Cité College in Ottawa, ambassadors of various member countries of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) joined Canadian dignitaries and friends of La Francophonie to celebrate International Francophonie Day. Organized by the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, the reception was also an occasion to commemorate the

Stay tuned for some surprises tomorrow as you celebrate the Francophonie today!

Shared by over 274 million people worldwide and one of the only two languages spoken on all continents, French is one of the world’s most influential languages. It is also the second-most studied language in the world and, as an official language of countless international bodies, it is used far and wide in the realms

The Language Portal of Canada: Your partner for better writing

You’re drafting a text, and a language issue has you stumped? Wondering how to translate an English or French term? Check out the Language Portal of Canada! This website managed by the Translation Bureau houses a host of free language resources. You’ll find tools developed by language experts to help you improve your writing in both