YELLOWKNIFE (November 16, 2016) – As part of their ongoing collaboration, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Fédération franco-ténoise (FFT) Consultation and Cooperation Committee met yesterday to review progress on the implementation of the GNWT Strategic Plan on French Language Communications and Services.
The Strategic Plan was developed by the Committee in 2012 to guide departments, boards and agencies in the development, offer and provision of French language services to the Francophone community. The parties are now focussed on the implementation, administration and promotion of the plan.
The meeting brought together the deputy ministers of three key GNWT departments involved in the plan’s implementation (Education, Culture and Employment; Health and Social Services; and Human Resources) with the president and other representatives of the FFT.
The meeting provided an opportunity to review the progress made since the last meeting of committee in 2014 and to discuss the challenges and gaps that remain to ensure the ongoing successful implementation of the plan. The NWT Francophone community representatives are satisfied with the work and progress achieved in the time since the last meeting and both the GNWT and FFT have agreed to meet on a regular basis moving forward.
“This Committee plays an important role in guiding the GNWT as we continue to implement the Strategic Plan. The Fédération franco-ténoise is a critical partner and we value the collaboration and expertise they have provided in the work to ensure the GNWT is providing service to francophone residents across the territory.”
- Alfred Moses, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
“We are pleased with the progress made to date in implementing the Plan. We are confident that the consultation and cooperation process between the GNWT and the community is not limited to a formal Committee meeting. The FFT will monitor the implementation of the Plan and its promotion to the public.”
- Rachelle Francoeur, President of La Fédération franco-ténoise
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