French Language Services


Our Commitment

Tribunals Ontario is committed to an active offer of French language services and to actively engaging with the Francophone community to ensure its services reflect and meet the needs of the population it serves.

French Language Service (FLS) Policy

As part of its commitment to French language services, Tribunals Ontario has developed an FLS Policy. Its purpose is to:

  • Ensure compliance with the provisions of the French Language Services Act in guaranteeing the right to receive services in French
  • Inform the public how Tribunals Ontario provides French language services
  • Reflect Tribunals Ontario’s commitment to the provision of French Language Services and to establish the organization as a leader in the administrative justice sector

You can view the FLS Policy below:

Tribunal and Justice Sector Vocabulary

An English-French lexicon specific to administrative law was developed by the Centre canadian de français juridique, in partnership with Tribunals Ontario.

You can view the lexicon below:

The Centre canadien de français juridique inc. (CCFJ) is a high-intensity targeted training centre for public and private parties dealing with Canadian legal systems.

The mission of the CCFJ is to improve access to justice in French across the country by providing opportunities to all those working in legal systems in Canada; namely provincial departments of Justice, judges, police forces, and private sector jurists; to hone their French legal vocabulary, chiefly in the field of criminal law.

Feedback and Complaints

Feedback and complaints about the quality of French language services or application of this policy can be sent to TO-TDO@ontario.ca. Complaints will be processed pursuant to Tribunals Ontario’s Public Complaints Policy.

Complaints can also be sent to Ontario’s Office of the Ombudsman at its website: https://www.ombudsman.on.ca/have-a-complaint, by phone at 1-866-246-5262 or by email at sf-fls@ombudsman.on.ca.