The Official Languages Committee reviews the Bilingualism Bonus Directive and hears final level grievances on the directive, when required by the Executive Committee. The Committee also reviews official languages policies in the Public Service and discusses issues arising from these policies.
Committee Advisor: Eden.Bedard@njc-cnm.gc.ca
Quarterly Report to the National Joint Council (June 2021)
- The Committee has met once (1) since the last Council meeting.
- The Committee wishes to note the departure of Noël Eichel from TBS, and to thank her for her contributions to the Committee. The Committee welcomed a new Employer Side member, Josée Grimard-Dupont from Canadian Heritage.
- The Committee received a presentation from the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL) regarding their Official Languages Maturity Model (OLMM). This presentation provided the Committee with a general overview of the OLMM.
- The Committee also received a presentation from Lucie Séguin, Chief Executive Officer of the Translation Bureau. The presentation provided the Committee with an update regarding the impacts of COVID-19, the development of artificial intelligence for translation, and the Translation Bureau’s new business model.
Next meeting: September 7, 2021