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Exemplary Practices Database

The Exemplary Practices Database is a collection of excellent licensing (registration/certification) practices used by Ontario regulators.

As part of its continuous improvement strategy, the Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) identifies the commendable practices of regulated professions.

From these, the OFC selects practices that are both highly commendable and transferable to other regulated professions. These selected practices are being entered into the Exemplary Practices Database. The database was developed because the OFC wished to provide relevant, useful information to regulators. They, in turn, wanted to learn about different approaches to improving registration practices and to share their own successes.

The main users of the database are intended to be staff of the regulated professions subject to the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act.

This database was launched in 2013.

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By Profession's Membership SizeBy Profession's ClassificationBy Fair-Access Principle
  • Small
    (fewer than 2,000 members)
  • Medium
    (2,000 to 10,000 members)
  • Large
    (more than 10,000 members)