The Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank.

TERMIUM Plus®, one of the largest terminology and linguistic data banks in the world, gives you access to millions of terms in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. You can find terms, abbreviations, definitions and usage examples in a wide range of specialized fields. The data bank is an essential tool for understanding an acronym, checking an official title, finding an equivalent in another language, and much more.

The Domestic Violence Glossary (common law) is now available online!

The publication of this glossary is part of an initiative to standardize common law terminology in French with the goal of promoting access to justice in both official languages.

The Domestic Violence Glossary (common law) covers over 150 concepts in the field of domestic violence and is based on the term-analysis documents prepared by the Standardization Committee members to standardize the French equivalents.

Newly updated Guide on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Terminology

Almost two years after the publication of the first version of the Guide on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Terminology, the work continues. What is a “Knowledge Keeper”? How do you define a “courageous conversation space”? And just what distinguishes a “deaf person” from a “Deaf person” (with a capital “D”)? Check out the Guide on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Terminology to find out!

Work on the Guide has also prompted an update of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Glossary, which now covers 155 concepts. It’s worth a look!


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