Network 41 of the Official Languages Act (OLA)

Named after section 41 of the Official Languages Act (OLA), Network 41 is one of the pillars of the implementation of Section 41 of the OLA within the Department of Justice Canada. Administered by the Justice in Official Languages Team, the Network is made up of Program and Policy Coordinators and Regional Coordinators.

Program and Policy Coordinators

Program and Policy Coordinators are in charge of coordinating the implementation of Section 41 of the OLA within their respective initiatives. Their role as Coordinators is, among other things, to ensure liaison with official language minority communities across Canada, in collaboration with the Regional Coordinators, and to establish ties with the other Program and Policy Coordinators.

The following initiatives and programs make up the Network:

Programs

Policy Groups

Regional Coordinators

The Regional Coordinators are legal counsel in the Department of Justice Canada, part of whose duties is to see that Section 41 of the Official Languages Act is implemented in each region. They work in close collaboration with the Justice in Official Languages Team, the Department’s Program and Policy Coordinators, as well as their counterparts in the other departments in their respective regions. They must also establish close ties with community organizations.

As Regional Coordinators, they mainly participate in activities for raising awareness, in inter-departmental networks in their regions, and in events organized by community organizations.

Members

National Coordination

Justice in Official Languages Team

Program Coordinators

Policy Coordinators

Regional Coordinators