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  • 12-Jun-20
    The OFC is currently operating remotely full time while our physical office remains closed. You can connect with us as usual via email.

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  • 17-Sep-19
    The Office issues its 2018-2019 annual report.

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  • 23-Oct-18
    The Office issues its 2017-2018 annual report.

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  • 12-Apr-17
    The province has appointed Grant Jameson as Ontario's new Fairness Commissioner.

    Read the full biography
  • 23-Sep-16
    The Office issues its 2015-2016 annual report.

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  • 09-Jun-16
    The government introduced legislation on June 8, 2016 that will amend the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act.

    Please click here for information on the proposed legislative amendments.
  • 06-Jun-16
    The office issues a newsletter: all online learning modules available, launch of third assessment cycle and 2015 Fair Registration Practices reports.

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  • 02-Feb-16
    The office issues a newsletter: publication of new resources, simplified Fair Registration Practices reporting and initiation of third assessment cycle.

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  • 24-Nov-15
    The Office issues its 2014-2015 annual report.

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  • 07-Oct-15
    The office issues a newsletter: New Training Options for Regulators, Results of an Employment Match Rates Study, Newly Appointed Interim Commissioner’s biography.

    Read More.
  • 07-Oct-15
    The OFC publishes two articles in a special edition of the Canadian Public Policy journal.

    Read More.
  • 16-Jun-15
    Policy and Program Adviser Required. Closing Date: 5:00 p.m., July 07, 2015

    Read the job ad.
  • 15-Jun-15
    The office issues a newsletter: New Interim Commissioner’s biography, 2014 Fair Registration Practices Reports publication and Continuous Improvement Strategy updates.

    Read the newsletter.
  • 04-Feb-15
    The office issues a newsletter: Cycle 2 assessment results and highlights from Transforming Access Forum.

    Read the newsletter.
  • 03-Feb-15
    The OFC seeks a communications officer. Closing date: February 20, 2015

    Read the job ad.
  • 21-Nov-14
    Where do internationally trained applicants come from?

    Read the chart.
  • 20-Nov-14
    The office releases its 2013-14 annual report.

    Read it here.
  • 30-Sep-14
    The office issues a newsletter: persistent problems and a call to action for government.

    Read the newsletter.
  • 25-Sep-14
    The OFC is developing a new roster of auditors and requesting submissions from qualified people. Deadline extended to October 6, 2014.

  • 16-Sep-14
    The program and speakers are confirmed for the forum about transforming access to the professions and trades on November 21.

  • 04-Sep-14
    Occasionally the OFC has a regulatory body audited for compliance with the law. We are developing a new roster of auditors and requesting submissions from qualified people.

  • 14-Aug-14
    The OFC will host a forum about licensing internationally educated professionals and tradespeople.

  • 14-Aug-14
    The OFC has raised many issues with the Ontario government.

    Read about them.
  • 25-Jun-14
    The OFC is developing open-access, interactive, free, online learning modules.

    Learn more.
  • 18-Jun-14
    Commissioner Jean Augustine is honoured with an appointment to the Order of the British Empire.

    See The Gazette.
  • 02-Jun-14
    Policy and Program Adviser Required. Closing Date: 5:00 p.m., June 20, 2014

  • 30-May-14
    The OFC is assessing regulators' licensing.

    Read assessments published so far.
  • 30-May-14
    Regulators submit information about their licensing practices.

    Read their 2013 reports.
  • 21-Jan-14
    Preparing for the Assessment Meeting

    Download a new checklist for regulators.
  • 14-Jan-14
    The OFC publishes its plan to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.

    Read the plan.
  • 17-Dec-13
    The OFC seeks a part-time communications officer. Closing date: January 10, 2014

  • 15-Nov-13
    The office releases research about academic requirements.

    Read the study.
  • 03-Oct-13
    The office releases its 2012-13 annual report.

    Read it here.
  • 30-Sep-13
    Read new assessment reports.

    Click on the professions that interest you.
  • 30-Sep-13
    The office issues a newsletter about assessments of registration and the database of exemplary practices.

    Read the newsletter.
  • 25-Jul-13
    2013-14 cycle of assessments of regulatory bodies:

    See the schedule.
  • 11-Jun-13
    The office launches a database of exemplary licensing practices.

    Check it out.
  • 31-May-13
    The office issues a newsletter about assessments, exemplary practices and other stories.

    Read the newsletter.
  • 06-May-13
    Facts and statistics about licensing in 2012.

    See details.
  • 08-Apr-13
    Starting today, the office oversees the registration of the Ontario College of Trades.

    Read more.
  • 12-Feb-13
    Many regulators evaluate applicants' competencies.

    Read about competency assessment.
  • 16-Jan-13
    The Office releases A Fair Way to Go.

    Read details
  • 16-Jan-13
    News release.

    Read details
  • 16-Nov-12
    Jean Augustine lecture, 'International Credentials: Asset or Liability?', University of Toronto, Nov. 26, 2012.

    Read details.
  • 09-Nov-12
    32 of 38 professions require applicants to pass exams.

    Read about exams.
  • 08-Nov-12
    The Office is seeking a policy adviser. Closing date is November 22.

  • 26-Sep-12
    Fifteen regulatory bodies require Canadian work experience.

    Read more.
  • 24-Sep-12
    The office issues a newsletter about recent immigration proposals and about Canadian work experience.

    Read the newsletter.
  • 21-Sep-12
    The office voices concerns about federal initiatives to change immigration policies.

  • 10-Aug-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Nurses of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 10-Aug-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario.

    Read the summary
  • 28-Jun-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 27-Jun-12
    The office issues a newsletter about the commissioner's reappointment and about assessments.

    Read the newsletter.
  • 26-Jun-12
    35 of 38 professions require academic credential assessment.

    Read more.
  • 03-May-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 13-Apr-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 05-Apr-12
    The office assesses the registration practices of the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 05-Apr-12
    The office assesses the registration of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

    Read the summary.
  • 04-Apr-12
    Fair Registration Practices Reports for 2011 are posted.

    Read reports about regulatory bodies that interest you.
  • 26-Mar-12
    The Government of Ontario appoints a supervisor for the College of Denturists of Ontario.

    Read more.
  • 16-Mar-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 15-Mar-12
    The Office is seeking a program adviser. Closing date is April 5.

  • 07-Mar-12
    The office assesses the registration of the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 05-Mar-12
    The office assesses the registration of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association.

    Read the summary.
  • 28-Feb-12
    The Government of Ontario has reappointed the Hon. Jean Augustine, PC, CM, as Fairness Commissioner until March 2014.

    Read her biography.
  • 17-Feb-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 16-Feb-12
    The office assesses the registration of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

    Read the summary.
  • 15-Feb-12
    The office assesses the registration of Professional Engineers Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 15-Feb-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 31-Jan-12
    The office issues a newsletter with early results of its assessments.

    Read the newsletter
  • 23-Jan-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 23-Jan-12
    The office assesses the registration of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors.

    Read the summary.
  • 12-Jan-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 10-Jan-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 05-Jan-12
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Midwives of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 20-Dec-11
    The office assesses the registration of the Ontario College of Teachers.

    Read the summary.
  • 20-Dec-11
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 15-Dec-11
    The office assesses the registration of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons.

    Read the summary.
  • 12-Dec-11
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

    Read summary here.
  • 05-Dec-11
    Regulators reviewed their costs, decision-making and work experience requirements.

    Read findings for non-health professions
  • 22-Nov-11
    The office assesses the registration of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 14-Nov-11
    The office assesses the registration of the lawyers, paralegals, architects and massage therapists.

    Read the summaries.
  • 07-Nov-11
    The office assesses the registration of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 25-Oct-11
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 20-Oct-11
    In four provinces, commissioners engage with self-regulated professions about licensing.

    Read about them.
  • 30-Sep-11
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Opticians of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 29-Sep-11
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 29-Sep-11
    The office issues a newsletter about its assessments and videos.

    Read the newsletter
  • 16-Sep-11
    The office assesses the registration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 09-Sep-11
    The office assesses the registration of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.

    Read the summary.
  • 07-Sep-11
    The office assesses the registration of the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

    Read the summary.
  • 29-Jul-11
    The OFC encourages regulators to make their entry-to-practice reviews public.

    Read the first reviews.
  • 01-Jun-11
    Commissioner Jean Augustine named one of the 'Top 25 Canadian Immigrants'

    Read the story
  • 31-May-11
    The office issues a newsletter about its recent activities.

    Read the newsletter
  • 28-Apr-11
    The Commissioner has issued a strategy to encourage continuous improvement.

    Read the strategy.
  • 27-Apr-11
    The commissioner will present a webinar about collaboration with regulators. June 8, 2011, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

    Register for this CLEAR webinar.
  • 03-Feb-11
    The magazine of the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists publishes an article by the commissioner

    Read Creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace.
  • 31-Jan-11
    Read the actions taken on the commissioner's recommendations, as of January 2011

    Read the actions.
  • 31-Jan-11
    The office issues a newsletter about its recent activities.

    Read the newsletter.
  • 18-Jan-11
    The Commissioner is preparing a strategy to encourage continuous improvement.

    Encouraging Continuous Improvement.
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