Public Bodies under the Act
A list of the public bodies that come under the Official Languages Act can be downloaded here.
The list of Public Bodies below has been updated in accordance with S.I. 230 of 2020, which came into effect on 25 June 2020. The S.I. is available here
The following bodies, organisations or groups may be identified as public bodies for the purposes of the Act if prescribed by the Minister:
- A body, organisation or group that receives 50% or more of its current expenditure directly from a Government Minister, a Government Department, the Central Fund or a public body under the Act.
- A body, organisation or group that was a public body when the Act came into operation but subsequently came under private ownership or control.
- A body, organisation or group performing functions which previously were vested in a body, organisation or group under public ownership or control.
- Any other body, organisation or group with functions conferred or permitted by any enactment or by any licence or authority given under any enactment in relation to the public in general or a class of the public in general.