Network of Stakeholders Working in the Field of Justice and Security


Part VII of the Official Languages Act (OLA), and more precisely Section 41, sets out the commitment of all federal departments and agencies to enhancing the vitality of official-language minority communities as well as fostering the full recognition and use of both English and French in Canadian society.

Section 42 of the Act states that the Minister of Canadian Heritage shall encourage and promote a coordinated approach to the implementation of this commitment by federal institutions. In 2007, Canadian Heritage asked certain federal institutions to establish the Network of Stakeholders Working in the Field of Justice and Security (Justice and Security Network). The following federal institutions are members:

  • Canada Border Services Agency;
  • Canadian Heritage;
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada;
  • Correctional Service of Canada;
  • Department of Justice Canada;
  • Health Canada;
  • National Defence;
  • Public Prosecution Service of Canada;
  • Public Safety Canada;
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


  • Identify challenges and potential solutions;
  • Take advantage of the institutions' networks;
  • Share collective experience;
  • Share information on new initiatives or special projects.

Forum on Vulnerable Young Francophones in Minority Communities

On October 26, 2009, the Justice and Security Network hosted a forum in order to examine the issues related to vulnerable young Francophones in minority communities. Report of the Forum


Justice in Official Languages Team

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