Justice in Official Languages - Newsletter
(No06 | September 2012)

Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund

The Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund enables the Department of Justice Canada to fund many initiatives and projects that meet the needs of minority Francophone and Anglophone communities.

Community Justice Centre in Ottawa

The purpose of this initiative by the Association des juristes d’expression française de l'Ontario is to integrate a “justice centre” within a multi-service centre that offers services directly to Ottawa’s Francophone community. The mission of the justice centre is to promote access to justice by offering legal information, support and referral services to Ottawa’s Francophone residents, in order to help them better understand and face legal problems. The creation of this centre is the product of a partnership with several Francophone organizations in Ottawa, including community centres for seniors, health centres and a hospital.

The rights of Francophone minority communities in Alberta

Through the “Official Language Rights Project”, Alberta’s Legal Resource Centre proposes to design various information tools in English and French in order to educate the Anglophone community about the language rights of Francophone minorities. These resources will be made available in paper and electronic formats in libraries, community centres, cultural centres, seniors centres and schools. The project also includes designing and developing information kits adapted for the general public and for schools.

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