OFFICE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS
– COMPLAINTS CAN BE FILED ONLINE –
Our office and phone lines are closed, but our staff are working from home and will do their best to respond to complaints filed via our online complaint form. Complaints about French language services can also be emailed to email@example.com.
News about French Language Services
July 29, 2020 - Statement by Commissioner on the launch of the Independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission
June 30, 2020 - Press Release: Ombudsman reports on 2019-2020 - "A year like no other"
May 1, 2020 - Statement by Commissioner: Integrating the FLSC into the Office of the Ombudsman – Reviewing year one
May 1, 2020 - Press Release: Ombudsman marks one year of oversight of French language services and children and youth in care
April 17, 2020 - Message from Commissioner: Availability of French language services during the COVID-19 state of emergency
March 20, 2020 - Statement by Commissioner: Commissioner Kelly Burke reinforces the importance of French Language Services on 50th International Francophonie Day
March 13, 2020 - Statement by Commissioner: Availability of French-Language services essential during coronavirus pandemic says French Language Commissioner
January 23, 2020 - Statement by Commissioner: Joint funding agreement for new French-language university in Ontario is “great news for the francophone community” says Commissioner Burke
January 15, 2020 - Press Conference: Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé and Commissioner Kelly Burke at Queen’s Park.
January 13, 2020 - Press Release: Ombudsman appoints Kelly Burke as new French Language Services Commissioner
August 15, 2019 - Press Release: Ontario Ombudsman launches nationwide search for French Language Services Commissioner
May 2, 2019 - Press Release: Ombudsman can now take complaints about children’s aid societies and French Language Services
Under legislative changes that came into effect on May 1, 2019, the position of the French Language Services Commissioner was eliminated and all of his responsibilities were transferred to the Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman now has a French Language Services Commissioner at the Deputy Ombudsman level, and a dedicated unit within our office for this work.
The Ombudsman’s jurisdiction and powers of investigation now include ensuring that the rights of Ontarians and the obligations of government agencies are respected according to the French Language Services Act.
French Language Services Unit
483 Bay Street
10th floor, South Tower
Toronto, ON M5G 2C9
Review and investigate unresolved complaints and investigate systemic issues, report publicly and make recommendations to the government regarding the provision of French language services, to promote compliance with the French Language Services Act.
Trends in cases (2019-2020 Annual Report)
Investigations and case summaries