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

F. Accountability

Expected Result

Full integration of Section 41 of the OLA and the OLMC’s perspective on the federal institution’s policies, programs and services; the reporting structure, internal evaluations, and policy reviews determine how to better integrate the communities’ perspective.

Activity carried out to achieve the expected result

Held a meeting with the Programs Branch’s Grants and Contributions Excellence Committee (Stream 2) to discuss Treasury Board’s new transfer payment policy, which states that it is no longer mandatory to have an official languages clause in agreements with the provinces and territories.

Output

Decision to insert a section entitled “OFFICIAL LANGUAGE MINORITY COMMUNITIES – Family justice activities that take into account the needs of official language minority communities” in the work plans attached to agreements with the provinces and territories.

Progress made in achieving the expected result

The Department complied with the Treasury Board Secretariat’s directive on transfer payments and ensured that the obligations set out in Part VII of the Official Languages Act were taken into account and, where appropriate, implemented by requesting that the relevant information on official languages be reflected in the description of the projects submitted.

Activity carried out to achieve the expected result

In 2009, the Office of La Francophonie initiated a process to renew the action plan for implementing Section 41 of the OLA from 2010 to 2015. The 2005-2010 action plan ended on March 31, 2010.

Outputs
  • The proposed process included a review of progress in implementing the action plan, exclusively for the “community component” section.
  • A review of the progress over the last five years of coordinating the implementation of Section 41 of the OLA in the Department was commenced by Ronald Bisson et associé.e.s inc.
Progress made in achieving the expected result

The Office of La Francophonie reviews its management and consultation arrangements to see how it could improve the quality of its Section 41 interventions, if necessary.

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