Consultations with Official Language Minority Communities
From July to September of 2016, CIHR conducted a series of meetings and surveys to consult Anglophone and Francophone Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs) in Canada. The objective was to better understand stakeholder needs and expectations related to CIHR's overall goal of maintaining and ensuring the vitality, within the research community, of OLMCs in Canada.
These consultations also sought feedback from stakeholders to update our Official Languages Action Plan.
During this process, we learned more about stakeholder expectations related to the following three recommendations made by the Commissioner of Official Languages in October 2015:
- That CIHR conduct consultations with representatives of official language minority communities to confirm and consolidate its recent official languages action plan and to meaningfully consider their needs in terms or development and vitality.
- That CIHR develop measurement tools to obtain a clear picture of the funding for research in OLMC institutions and of how OLMC considerations have been incorporated into research in general; and
- That CIHR develop mechanisms to ensure that OLMC institutions have equitable access to research funds.
Following this dialogue and consultation, we will:
- share findings with all stakeholders;
- refine our Official Languages Action Plan.
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