Sector Table: Language
OLIP partners at the Language Sector Table address challenges related to training in both official languages and develop timely and specialized interpretation services to support access to critical human services. The work of this Sector Table is responsive to Ottawa’s status as a bilingual city where training in both official languages is essential. Coordination and a referral system among current service providers are key aspects of improved local language services delivery. At the same time, harmonizing federal and provincial language programming for greater complementarity is a key premise of success.
Priority #1: To further improve the planning, deployment and quality of federal and provincial language courses so they are complementary and better matched to the needs of Francophone and Anglophone immigrants.
Priority #2: To improve newcomer access to specialized language training that supports broader community and learner needs.
Priority #3: To improve, raise awareness of and extend access to interpretation services for a broad range of legal, justice, health and social related services.
Priority #4: To promote special language programming for populations at risk of exclusion and ensure language instructors are sensitive to the complex challenges faced by this category of learners.
Priority #5: To strengthen the capacity of Ottawa language training providers to advocate for improvements in language training, including additional training options, such as on-the-job language training.
OLIP Partners at the Language Sector Table
|Mercy Lawluvi||Executive Director, Immigrant Women Services Organization, Co-chair, OLIP Language Sector Table|
|Marianne Kayed||Manager, Continuing Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Co-chair, OLIP Language Sector Table|
|Anne Senior||Specialist in Language Tool Development, Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)|
|Dorra Gdoura||Manager, Programs and Delivery, La Cité Collegiale|
|Giselle Leduc||English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (ELTOC)|
|Shirley Graham||Manager of ESL/LINC, Continuing Education, Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)|
|Catherine Rousseau||Administratrice des programmes de langues, École des adultes Le Carrefour, Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario|
|Laurie Fraser||Manager, Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC), Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)|
|Benjamin Chacon||Executive Director, Cultural Interpretation Services for our Community (CISOC)|
|Edwige Affaa||Agente de projet, Le Réseau de Soutien à l’immigration Francophone, Eastern Ontario region|