First Nation – Ontario Regional Approach

As mandated by the Chiefs in Assembly via Resolution 40-17 COO is conducting First Nation engagement regarding the future role of the Anishinabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehonwe Language and Culture Commission of Oniatari’:io (AMO).


Leadership Committee on Language LCOL

The Leadership Committee on Language Online Survey 2018-19 was commissioned by the Chiefs of Ontario to determine the status of languages in the province of Ontario, and to solicit the voices of community members on directing the path forward in language mobilization.


To share your thoughts, please complete the survey prior to February 1, 2019, using the link below:


Language Immersion Support System

The group developing a proposal for a First Nations language immersion support system requests your help. The following survey will help us identify the key areas for consideration in developing and sustaining immersion programming, as well as understand specific areas which may require additional support and capacity building. This group consists of Language Immersion representatives from NAN, KERC, COO, AMO, KTEC, Nokiiwin, and is open to anyone else interested. Thank you for your time.

Please complete the Language Immersion Survey using the link provided below:


National Languages Legislation

Please click here for letter and invitation from Stephen Gagnon of Canadian Heritage

The Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Assembly of First Nations are working together to co-develop national First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages legislation that will reflect the distinct geographical, political, legislative and cultural context impacting language preservation, promotion and revitalization.

Canadian Hertiage is seeking input and hosting direct enagagement in various locations.

Engagement sessions calendar:

More information on the engagement (including discussion guide) is also available here:

Please click on the link below for the Assembly of First Nations "Report on the National Engagement Sessions"