Detailed Report on Results

Consultation (Sharing of ideas and information with OLMCs)

[Activities (for example, committees, discussions and meetings) through which the federal institution consults the OLMCs and interacts with them to identify their needs and priorities or to understand potential impacts on their development; activities (for example, round tables and working groups) to explore possibilities for cooperation within the existing mandate of the federal institution or as part of developing a new program or new policy; participation in consultations with OLMCs coordinated by other government bodies; consultation of OLMCs by regional offices to determine their concerns and needs.]

Expected Result

Creation of lasting relationships between the federal institution andOLMCs; federal institution and OLMCs understand each other’s needs and mandates.
Special activities carried out to achieve the expected resultOutputs
PCH Atlantic Regional staff was instrumental in establishing a strong partnership between the French-speaking community and the organizing committee for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Cupids (Cupids 400), the first English colony in Canada, located in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Celebrations took place in August 2010;
  • Consultations were conducted with French-language groups;
  • Cupids 400 events were delivered in both official languages (i.e. bilingual website, French services and on-site translation); and
  • Invitation extended to the French-speaking communities to attend a special brunch held in their honour, including a raising of the flag of Newfoundland and Labrador’s French-speaking community in the town of Cupids.
PCH Headquarters and the Quebec Regional Office organized the first-ever one-day dialogue session between representatives from eleven English-speaking communities, including the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) and the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), and six federal institutions operating in the arts, culture and heritage sector.
  • Consultations were held in Montreal on November 24, 2010;
  • Discussions centered on key issues and challenges facing arts organizations and cultural workers, best practices in federal institutions, and follow-up actions aimed at strengthening development in this sector;
  • Identification of strategies to address priority concerns for this sector such as visibility, accessibility, information-sharing and coordination;
  • The Heritage, Policies and Programs Branch proposed the creation of permanent collaboration mechanisms to support established networks;
  • Presentation by the Cultural Affairs Sector of its organizational structure enhanced the awareness of programs available at PCH; and
  • Validation of the mandate for the newly created Working Group on English-Language Arts, Culture and Heritage, which will serve as a formal cooperation mechanism between the community and the federal government.
Meetings with OLMCs – the Regroupement des éditeurs canadiens-français and the Association of English Language Publishers of Quebec.
  • Information exchanges on PCH’s existing support measures; and
  • Roundtable discussions as part of PCH’s review of the Revised Foreign Investment Policy in Book Publishing and Distribution.
Public opinion research poll conducted to analyze the impact of the transition to digital television on OLMCs.
  • Report prepared on the potential impact of the loss of TV signal for OLMC viewers.
Participation of General Arts Policy employees in the Working Group on Theatre.
  • Discussion with French‑Canadian theatre companies on issues, challenges and possible solutions.
Continued dialogue between Film and Video Policy and Programs and organizers from the Working Group on Media Arts.
  • Sharing of information. Exchanges bringing together a number of OLMC stakeholders, including:
    • Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada
    • Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada
    • Fédération culturelle canadienne française (FCCF)
  • Follow‑up by the Directorate on the activities of organizations representing OLMCs.
Participation of PCH officials in the Groupe de travail en chanson-musique.
  • A meeting with the third‑party delivery organizations with the Canada Music Fund to discuss successes, challenges and issues specific to artists and entrepreneurs from OLMCs.
First progress report on the results of the Cultural Development Fund (CDF).
  • A consultation was held in October 2010 with representatives from the cultural and arts sector from the two language communities to discuss, based on available information, the results of the program since it was launched in 2009-10.
Organization by the Interdepartmental Coordination Directorate (ICD) of a meeting of national coordinators to discuss the challenges facing French‑speaking communities in the three territories.
  • Six representatives from community organizations and about 50 federal institutions took part in the meeting.
  • A follow‑up table was prepared to describe the federal institutions’ initiatives to promote these communities.
The OLS, in cooperation with Roadmap partners, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL), the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA) and the QCGN, organized three one‑day dialogue sessions.
  • The dialogue sessions were held in Ottawa on May 18, 19 and 20, 2010.
  • The synthesis report was shared with about 60 participants.

Measurement of expected result for CONSULTATION activities

  • The close partnership that evolved between the OLMC groups and Cupids 400 surpassed all expectations regarding
    official-languages requirements. The resulting partnership model can be emulated in future undertakings with OLMCs.
  • PCH is taking into consideration all written submissions and the results of roundtable discussions in its review of the foreign investment policy.
  • The results of the impact survey to determine the impact of the transition to digital television on OLMCs will enable PCH to create a public awareness strategy.
  • The progress report on CDF results presented to community partners highlighted the following points:
    • Projects funded in 2009‑10 and 2010‑11 in every province and territory except for Nunavut. Just over 40 projects in the Atlantic, nearly 20 in Quebec, nearly 30 in the West and the Territories, and just over 20 in Ontario.
    • In terms of arts disciplines, the number of projects receiving funding was essentially the same in the theatre and spoken word, music and song, and heritage sectors. Eight initiatives were for the publishing and literature sector and eight others were for the visual arts and crafts sectors, while two were for the dance sector. A larger number (nearly 40%) of projects were multidisciplinary in that they combined two or more arts disciplines.
    • Nearly 23% of initiatives were intended for adults in OLMCs, 60% were intended for adults as well as young people under 21, and just over 10% were more directly aimed at youth.
    • Of the projects, 29% reached rural areas, 26% focused more on urban areas, and the other projects were intended for both areas.
  • The meeting of national coordinators (section 41) promoted closer ties between federal institutions and OLMCs from the territories. Federal institutions gained a better understanding of the issues in these communities. The follow‑up table shows the commitment of federal institutions and the progress made since the 2006 meeting.
  • Discussions held during one‑day dialogue sessions led to better understanding of the respective needs, issues and challenges of OLMCs and federal partners responsible for the implementation of Roadmap initiatives.

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