Designation of Public Service Agencies: O. Reg. 584/21 amending O. Reg. 398/93
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
French Language Services Act
Summary of Decision:
Approved, filed with the Registrar of Regulations on August 27, 2021
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
Amendments made to regulation 398/93 to reflect new designations are made only at the voluntary request of agencies.
The designation process does not affect businesses nor constitute an additional burden on agencies wishing to be designated, on the contrary, designations are granted in order to enhance an agency's profile and operations by allowing them to present themselves to their Francophone clientele as official providers of French-language services.
Further, any effect that a new designation might have is positive for the agency's business, since it results in a formal recognition by government that the effort and resources that have been put in place to provide quality services in French is being rewarded.
The government already funds these agencies for the provision of services on its behalf through transfer payments. There are no additional costs for the sponsoring ministries or the agencies with respect to the proposed designations.
Summary of Proposal:
Bendale Acres, Renfrew Victoria Hospital and Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada - Ontario Branch are designated as public service agencies under the French Language Services Act
25th floor Suite 2501
700 Bay St
August 27, 2021