The Canada Council for the Arts promotes Canada's two official languages, English and French.
It also employs positive measures to support the artistic vitality of Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs): groups of people whose maternal or chosen official language is not the majority language in their province or territory – in other words, Anglophones in Quebec and Francophones outside of Quebec.
The Canada Council believes in the distinct contribution that Canada’s two official languages and its OLMC artists and arts organizations make to the diversity and richness of the arts in Canada.
It also recognizes the important role the arts can play in promoting linguistic duality and the vitality of OLMCs.
The Canada Council works to ensure its activities make tangible, ongoing contributions to both linguistic duality and the development of OLMC artists and arts organizations. It also strives to be a leader as a bilingual institution.