French Language Services Directorate

Overview

Our Responsibilities

The French Language Services Directorate strives to attain the following objectives:

SERVICES:
To provide an excellent French language information service to the public; to assist various government departments in establishing French language services and to support the efforts of other organizations to provide French language services; to provide departments with excellent central translation and interpretation services.

COMMUNICATIONS:
To make known government programs and services, and to encourage the use of these services; to promote knowledge and understanding of the Languages Act and the French Language Policy and to encourage departments to share information on available French language services among themselves.

NEGOTIATION:
To negotiate the establishment of self-generating French language services with government departments; to analyze French language services implementation with Association Franco-Yukonnaise (AFY) and to negotiate with them a level of funding for the francophone community; to negotiate and manage the five-year Canada-Yukon Funding Agreement.

RESEARCH:
To undertake required research and analysis in order to identify clients (their goals and objectives) and resources (both people and material); to gather information on the use of French language services.

EVALUATION:
To assess French language services in Yukon, and to take part in the evaluation of the five-year Canada-Yukon Funding Agreement.