On Sunday, September 25, 2016, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day. Each year, this day officially recognizes the contribution of the Franco-Ontarian community to the cultural, historical, social, economic and political life of the province.
The OPP has 450 uniform and civilian employees in positions designated as bilingual to offer services in both official languages across the province. With 48 detachments, satellite detachments, Provincial Communication Centres, Regional Headquarters, and General Headquarters located in designated French Language Service Areas – the OPP’s commitment to providing access to services in French for Ontario’s Francophone community is evident.
In honour of Franco-Ontarian Day, OPP will raise the Franco-Ontario Flags from September 23 to 26, 2016. Furthermore, this year, the province of Ontario is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the French Language Services Act (FLSA). The Act was adopted in 1986, to recognize the contribution of the Francophone population to the province’s historic, cultural and linguistic heritage and to preserve it for future generations. The FLSA guarantees the right to receive services in French from provincial government head and central offices, offices located in or serving the province’s designated areas, and institutions of the Legislature.
The OPP is proud of their ongoing commitment to supporting the diverse individuals and communities that they serve.