Regulation - LGIC

Designation of Public Service Agencies

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
French Language Services Act
Summary of Decision:
Filed December 8, 2023
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
Amendments made to regulation 398/93 to reflect new designations or amendments to existing designations, are made only at the voluntary request of agencies and their sponsoring ministries.
The designation process does not affect businesses nor constitute an additional burden on agencies wishing to be designated or to have their designation updated, on the contrary, they are granted in order to enhance an agency's profile and operations by allowing them to accurately present themselves to their Francophone clientele as official providers of French-language services.
Further, any effect that a new designation or an amendment to an existing 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.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
Update of the designation of one previously designated agency to reflect its new name and identify the specific programs that are carried out by the agency on behalf of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services: CHEO (previous name: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre).
Update of the designation of 15 agencies, to reflect their new names and/or the current name of their sponsoring ministries.

Contact Address:
700 Bay St
Office 2501
Toronto ON M7A 0A2
Effective Date:
January 1, 2024