Official Languages obligations

FedNor fosters business and economic development in communities of both official languages. FedNor also helps Northern Ontario realize the economic benefits of la francophonie and linguistic duality.

Recipients of public funding may be asked to fulfill official languages obligations, depending on the nature of the project and the targeted clientele.

When a project supports activities that may impact members of either official language community and when the targeted clientele justifies the use of both official languages, contribution agreements will outline how the recipient's activities should support the Government of Canada's obligation under the Official Languages Act.

The Official Languages Act was created to:

The official languages provisions vary from one project to another. Examples of such provisions include:

Where it has been determined that official languages obligations apply to a particular project, incremental funding requirements will be considered when establishing appropriate project funding levels.

For further information on whether official languages obligations apply to your project, consult your FedNor Officer.

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