There is a 5-member FSL Standing Committee at ETFO Provincial. Its terms of reference are:
- To advise and make recommendations to the ETFO Durham Executive on strategies, which raise awareness and sensitize ETFO and its membership about French as a Second Language (FSL) issues and French language services.
- To identify ways of supporting FSL teachers and programs.
- To investigate challenges and obstacles which inhibit Durham students from achieving the federal government Canadian Heritage Plan 2013 objective to double the proportion of secondary school graduates with a functional knowledge of their second official language by 2013.
- To monitor changes in legislation and make recommendations to the ETFo Durham Executive to communicate with the Ministry of Education and Durham District School Board about FSL issues.