$2.7 Billion – Plan For Official Languages 2018-2023

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The following is a multi billion dollar program by the federal government designated for two particular groups, Anglophones in Quebec and Francophones outside Quebec.

In 2003, the Government of Canada introduced the first Action Plan for Official Languages, which laid the foundation for investing in education and government services. These investments were maintained in the 2008 (2.1 billion)and 2013 (2.1 billion) Roadmaps.

Since then, the Government has continued to support official languages with permanent funding for dedicated programs and initiatives in some 15 government departments and agencies, for a total of $2.2 billion over a five-year period.

Our new Action Plan builds on this foundation — offering communities the tools they need not only to deliver on existing programs, but to seize new opportunities to grow, invest and strengthen services.

Our Action Plan announces the first real additional investment in official languages since 2003. Together with the resources we already announced in 2017, we will add $499.2 million over five years to the ongoing $2.2 billion to set the course for stronger, more vibrant communities across Canada. This includes nearly $90 million in initiatives that we have introduced over the last two years — and brings the total planned federal investment for official languages to a historic $2.7 billion over five years starting in 2018–2019.

For those of you who wish to learn more :

https://www.canada.ca/…/official-languages-…/action-plan.pdf

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