Report on Results 2009-2010 Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act

C. Communications (Conveying information to the OLMC)

Expected Result

The culture of the OLMC reflects a comprehensive understanding of the Department’s mandate; the OLMC receive up-to-date and relevant information about the Department’s programs and services.

Activity carried out to achieve the expected result

The Department of Justice funded the legal theatre tour on the subject of bullying in connection with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Output

On February 17, 2010, the Department held a press conference in Alberta to announce the legal theatre tour on the subject of bullying in connection with the Youth Criminal Justice Act. This AJEFA project for young students, which was funded by Justice Canada, was entitled “De l'intimidation qui finit mal.”

Progress made in achieving the expected result

The official language minority communities were made aware of bullying, which is one of the Department’s priority issues. They saw how the Department was trying to reach young people, the group most affected by this social problem.

Activity carried out to achieve the expected result

Manitoba’s regional coordinator communicated with the Fédération des aînés franco-manitobains.

Outputs

Manitoba’s regional coordinator informed the Fédération des aînés franco-manitobains regarding the federal elder abuse project.

Progress made in achieving the expected result

This contact led to the creation of a partnership between the Association des juristes d’expression française du Manitoba (AJEFM) and the Fédération des aînés franco-manitobains.

Activity carried out to achieve the expected result

Conference organized by the Regroupement ethnoculturel des parents francophones de l'Ontario (REPFO) on March 25, 2010. The forum entitled “Unir nos forces pour mieux répondre à la criminalité des jeunes ethnoculturels” was attended by about 60 participants from community and government organizations working with Ottawa’s francophone ethnocultural community. Representatives from churches and mosques as well as parents of young people who are or have been involved with the justice system participated in this forum.

Output

Presentation delivered by the Section 41 coordinator representing the Youth Justice Renewal Fund. Information on the Youth Justice Renewal Fund was shared.

Progress made in achieving the expected result

The members of Ottawa’s francophone ethnocultural community are better informed about the funding programs for young offenders offered by the Department of Justice.

Activity carried out to achieve the expected result

Finding an effective way of introducing the new regional coordinators who joined the Departmental Network of Section 41 Coordinators.

Output

Drafting of a letter to the Communities from the Department’s regional Section 41 coordinators introducing them as new regional coordinators at the Department of Justice Canada, who deal with issues involving Section 41 of Canada’s OLA. The letter also informed the Communities about the initiatives the Department is focusing on to implement Section 41 of the OLA.

Progress made in achieving the expected result
  • The Communities received relevant information and updates about the programs, services and persons responsible for coordinating the implementation of Section 41 of the OLA.
  • The letter informed the official language minority community organizations in a given region that the coordinator identified will be the liaison between the Community and the Department of Justice on matters regarding the implementation of Section 41 of the OLA.
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