Welcome to ONTERM, your source for official Ontario government terminology in English and French. ONTERM is a resource for translators, researchers, policy makers and anyone looking for official Ontario government names and titles.

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Official Names Ontario

Looking for the correct English or French name for a position title, government agency, division, program or IT system?

GeoNames Ontario

Do you need to verify the French equivalent for Georgian Bay or the official English name for a lake?


Search Official Names or GeoNames

Reference Lists

Looking for lists of current ministries, ministers​ or electoral districts?

See Reference Lists

Ontario Lexicons

Looking for terms or expressions in English and French used by a specific ministry or related to a particular activity?

See Ontario Lexicons

Style Guides

Have a question about capitalization or a mailing address? Need a sample news release or business card?

See Style Guides


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