What is
Linguistic duality

Why is Linguistic Duality important for Canada and for each and every Canadian?

Linguistic Duality is important for Canada and for each and every Canadian because it is...

  • at the heart of our identity.
  • a source of pride and meaningful action for the community across the country, from coast to coast to coast.
  • a source of vitality for official language minority communities.

What is Linguistic Duality?

Linguistic Duality is the coexistence of two majority-language communities which are spread throughout Canada.

It doesn’t matter if you are anglophone or francophone: it is about recognizing that the two official languages have a place in every community in Canada. Maybe you are not aware of how linguistic duality plays an important role in your everyday life, our aim is to help Canadians become aware of it so they can see how communities support it.

What is the future of Linguistic Duality in Canada?

The future of Linguistic Duality in Canada is...

  • a promising commitment to increased proficiency in official languages across the country.
  • an openness to others and a unifying force that will benefit Canada, which will only stand out better on the world stage.
  • greater tolerance and respect for particularities so that official language communities can continue to flourish.
  • the cornerstone of our identity, which is constantly enriched by ethnic and cultural diversity.
  • a song whose music and lyrics adapt in unceasing harmony to the ever-changing tapestry woven by the flow of time.

How does Linguistic Duality affect us in everyday life?

In everyday life, Linguistic Duality...

  • promotes collaboration and dialogue between both official language communities.
  • makes it possible to appreciate the cultural vitality of both language groups through film, music, literature and theatre.
  • encourages the importance of second-language education.