Best practices showcased in the Dare! Osez! video
"About 500 million people in the world speak English and more than 100 million speak French. Our linguistic duality positions Canada to be a leader in today's global world."
"I soon realized the importance of being able to speak French in the public service."
"I really wanted to learn French so I just kept reading French books, listening to radio and TV in French."
"I always begin a meeting speaking in both French and English. That way people know that they are free to use the language of their choice."
"I registered for a course in a private school and I participate in my office's linguistic buddy program."
"So every Thursday we have a French lunch where basically the rules are: you bring your own lunch, you go to the meeting room and it's every week and we talk about anything but work and in French."
"I always try to ensure there's a balance between French and English references when I'm preparing documents."
"I needed to do something very practical. So I went on an internship in an Anglophone non-profit organization."
"I make it a personal practice in my daily life to respect and better understand myself and my cultures. It helps me bring people together and act as a unifier in my work."
"I'm fully respected and valued by my superiors and my colleagues whether I communicate in French or English."
"Speaking your official language of choice or practicing your second language is a two-way street between me and my employer. It's also a responsibility I share with my colleagues."
"The second Thursday in September is Linguistic Duality Day throughout the public service. This year I plan to participate."