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Text Description of Annex A: Official Languages Action Plan - Logic Model

The Horizontal Ultimate Outcomes as per the Government-wide ultimate result established in the Roadmap 2008-13, are that Canadians enjoy the benefits of linguistic duality; live and work in communities that reflect Canadian values with respect to the use of English and French, and have access to government services in the language of choice.

Western Economic Diversification Canada's vision equals the Western Economic Diversification Canada's ultimate result of a "diversified western Canadian economy that has strong, competitive and innovative communities and businesses".

There are three Ultimate Outcomes for Western Economic Diversification Canada's Official Languages Efforts:

  • The first ultimate outcome is policies and programs that support Official Language Minority Communities in Western Canada.
  • The second ultimate outcome is sustainable Official Language Minority Communities in Western Canada; and
  • The third ultimate outcome is diversified competitive, innovative, strong economies in Official Language Minority Communities of Western Canada.

There are three Intermediate Outcomes for Western Economic Diversification Canada's Official Languages Efforts:

  • The first intermediate outcome is increased access to services in French in Western Canada, which is in Part 4 of the Official Languages Act.
  • The second intermediate outcome is increased capacity and visibility for Official Language Minority Communities in Western Canada, which is in Part 5, 6 and 7of the Official Languages Act; and
  • The third intermediate outcome is strengthened Official Language Minority Communities economic capacity which is in Part 7 of the Official Languages Act.

There are three Immediate Outcomes for Western Economic Diversification Canada's Official Languages Efforts:  

  • The first immediate outcome is full integration of the Official Language Minority Communities perspective and Official Languages Act section 41 into Western Economic Diversification Canada's policies, programs and services, and increased capacity within Western Economic Diversification to support management excellence in Official Languages.
  • The second immediate outcome is increased awareness of Western Economic Diversification staff and managers about their responsibilities regarding both Official Languages Act implementation and the Official Language Minority Communities; and increased awareness by Official Language Minority Communities about Western Economic Diversification Canada activities, programs and policies to promote bilingual character of Canada and support for the development of Western Canada’s Official Language Minority Communities.
  • The third immediate outcome is improved access to capital, enhanced leverage of funds and resources; increased awareness of and access to programs and services for business and  community economic development; development of business, management, planning and personal skills; and enhanced understanding of the economic issues of Official Language Minority Communities.

There are three Outputs from Western Economic Diversification Canada's Official Language efforts:

  • The first output is to support Western Economic Diversification Canada's provision of services in both official languages, which is in Part 4 of the Official Languages Act.
  • The second output is support management to foster a work environment that encourages the use of both official languages, which is in Part 5 and 6 of the Official Languages Act.
  • The third output is to support and facilitate the economic development of western Official Language Minority Communities, which is in Part 7 of the Official Languages Act.

The six Activities of the Official Languages Action Plan are: awareness, consultations, communications, coordination and liaison, funding and program delivery, and accountability.

The Inputs for the Official Languages Action Plan are: the Government of Canada resources; Departmental resources; and the Official Language Minority Communities and the Francophone Economic Development Organizations resources.

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