The Office of the French Language Services Commissioner is independent of government and reports directly to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Its primary mandate is to ensure compliance with the French Language Services Act in the delivery of government services. François Boileau is the current Commissioner. Well-research reports. High-impact recommendations. See our publications.

News

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General Interest News

The Office launches a new investigation

The Francophone media, including newspapers, television, radio and the Internet, contribute to the vitality and continued growth of the Franco-Ontarian community …

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General Interest News

The Office of the French Language Services Commissioner appoints a new director general

The Office of the French Language Services Commissioner of Ontario announces the appointment of Mr. Jean-Gilles Pelletier as director general. Mr. Pelletier is the first person to hold this newly created position in the Commissioner’s Office …

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General Interest News

Centre Jules-Léger: a governance structure that does not work

I can assure you, since my nomination in 2007, there is no shortage of issues. But few cases have had as great an impact on me as this investigation …

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General Interest News

The Pan Am Games and the French language

First of all, it’s worth noting how successful the 2015 Pan Am Games appear to have been in every respect. At the very beginning of this venture, we met with senior executives of TO2015 and the provincial government …

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Municipalities

Markham Designated. Next Stop: Oshawa?

A new addition to the list is an event that should not go unsung. However, has the Government missed an opportunity? …

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Justice and Public Security

2015 AJEFO Congress

The Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO) held its 36th annual congress last week – in an unaccustomed location: Lafayette, Louisiana. Oh yes, French is indeed alive and well in Louisiana. …

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Justice and Public Security

Promoting language rights (2 of 2)

Needless to say, commissioners’ survival depends on collaboration with governments in developing new policies and in remaining attentive to community initiatives that ultimately influence government actions. …

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General Interest News

Statement from Ontario’s Independent Legislative Officers

Ontario’s Independent Officers of the Legislative Assembly are calling on the provincial government to reverse plans in the Budget Bill that they believe will significantly reduce important oversight powers…

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Municipalities

Association Public consultation on the designation of Markham and Oshawa

There are fewer than 10 days left in the public consultations being conducted by the Office of Francophone Affairs (OFA) on the designation of the Markham and Oshawa areas…

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Health

Regulation 284/11: Professional Development Day with MCSS & MCYS

Speech by François Boileau, French-language services Commissioner during a professional development day with the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) at the Julius Banquet Hall in Toronto in May 2014…

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Land and Resources

Honourable Mention: Mandatory Drinking Water Operator Courses Offered in French

The Entry-Level Drinking Water Operator Course is a mandatory course for all Operators-in-Training (OITs) in order to be fully trained in the treatment and distribution processes …

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Justice and Public Security

Position Statement on the Active Offer of French Language Health Services

The Regroupement des Entités de planification des services de santé en français de l’Ontario and the Alliance des Réseaux ontariens de santé en français published a Joint Position Statement on the Active Offer of French Language Health Services in Ontario…

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Education, Children and Youth

Champlain’s Dream, TFO version

On Monday, March 9, I had the privilege of attending the premiere of the docu-fiction series* on the historical figure Champlain, based on the extraordinary book by historian David Hackett Fisher, which I had occasion to write about recently in another series of blog posts…

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General Interest News

2nd Annual Meeting of the International Association of Language Commissioners

The next meeting of the International Association of Language Commissioners (IALC) will be held in Ottawa on May 20 and 21, 2015…

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Direct Services to the Public

Honourable Mention: Identified Health Service Providers Group

With $44,000 in sponsorship money, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation supported nine dedicated Francophone events…

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Demography and Immigration

Taking action to eliminate violence against women

December 6, 1989. A date that has unfortunately gone down in history. Our history. Including mine. Hard to believe that 25 years ago…

Annual Report 2015-2016

Annual Report 2015-2016

FLSA 2.0

Interactive Version