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Languages of Instruction Commission of Ontario

Education Act, RSO 1990, C. E.2, PART XII, S. 295 (opens a new window)

The commission deals with matters referred to it concerning minority language instruction. These referrals may come from the Minister or French-language rights holders groups. The commission's role is to find solutions to language of instruction issues for English or French-speaking minority groups and make written reports and recommendations to the Minister in respect of disputed matters.


The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints five members of whom at least two must be French-speaking and two English-speaking. One member is appointed as chair.


Members hold office for a term of one, two or three years, as determined by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and may be reappointed. Where a vacancy occurs, the vacancy may be filled for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the vacated position.

The commission meets as required, depending on the number of referrals.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location