The Ontario Film Authority (OFA) is a not-for-profit corporation, responsible for administering the Film Classification Act, 2005 and associated regulations on behalf of the Ontario government.
The OFA was established as a delegated administrative authority (DAA) on October 1, 2015 under the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996. The delegation to the OFA is occurring as a result of the mutual desire of the Ontario government and the film industry to enhance professionalism, increase consumer protection and provide an effective, efficient and responsive regulatory framework. The OFA is not a government entity; it is governed by an independent board of directors. Like other DAAs, the OFA is wholly financed by the fees paid by the industry sector it oversees.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services continues to be responsible for the Film Classification Act, 2005 and associated regulations, as well as the general oversight of the OFA.