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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.

The Ontario Style

Key terms, expressions and suggestions to ensure a common approach to French communications in the Ontario Newsroom and related materials.
The Ontario Style
2019 novel coronavirus
nouveau coronavirus 2019
building Ontario together
bâtir l'Ontario ensemble

Full list of key terms and expressions

ONTERM Databases

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?


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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?

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