Canada 150

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For the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, federal institutions and all Canadians, the celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary are an opportunity to showcase Canada’s linguistic duality as a key element of our history, a fundamental component of Canada today and a valuable asset for the future. The following list includes links to tools that promote our two official languages as well as to information about some of our activities. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information about activities being held during the year.

  • Official Languages in Canada: 150 Years of History. Browse through this timeline to discover—or rediscover—the milestones that have marked the history of linguistic duality throughout Canada since 1867.
  • A Guide to a Successful Bilingual Event
  • Infographic: Planning an event for the 150th anniversary of Confederation?
  • English or French, it’s your choice - Learn about your language rights at Canadian airports
  • 150 years of Legislative and Judicial Bilingualism: History, current reality and outlook for the future. As part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, in partnership with the Laskin moot court competition and the Fédération des associations de juristes d’expression française de common law inc., is organizing a unique conference that will be held on March 5, 2017, in Ottawa. The themes addressed by our distinguished speakers are engaging and will enable participants to take stock of events since 1867 and evaluate the progress that has been made as well as the current and future challenges that must still be overcome.