Justice in Official Languages - Newsletter
(No03 | November 2011)

Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund

As part of collaborative efforts with its governmental and non-governmental partners, the JOL Team supports innovative projects developed by and for official language minority communities, as well as the adaptation of content and services that meet the needs of these communities. As this issue of the Newsletter focuses on Quebec’s English-speaking community, the following is a brief description of a few projects funded by the Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund that aim to improve access to justice for this community.

Civil Code of Quebec

The Department of Justice Canada provides funding for the project set forth by the Joint Committee of the Barreau du Québec and the Chambre des notaires to ensure that the English version of the Quebec Civil Code accurately reflects the official French version.

Training for the Quebec Court of Appeal Staff Members

English language training for the Quebec Court of Appeal staff members is another undertaking that increases the ability of stakeholders in the court system to serve the Anglophone community.

Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law

A partnership with McGill University’s Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law is an opportunity for the Department of Justice Canada to help develop civil law tools in English.

Éducaloi

Éducaloi offers services to Quebec’s English-speaking community. The project involves not only the translation of existing resources and tools, but also an adaptation of the content to fit with the English-speaking community’s cultural references, as well as the development of new material better geared to the community. The strategies for communicating and distributing the content must use mechanisms specific to the Anglophone community in order to effectively disseminate the information.


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