Initiative in Support of Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Evaluation

Figure 4: Integrative Model – Access to Justice in Both Official Languages

At the center of the model stands the Access to justice in both official languages Support Fund. The Support Fund’s funding covers two perspectives: support the supply of services (increased capacity to develop innovative solutions), and stimulate the demand for services (increased awareness of exercising one’s rights). The supply of services includes two components: the provincial public policy framework pertaining to the minority official language (which includes legislation, by-laws and policy statements), and the capacity of justice professionals. The demand for services is also influenced by two factors: collective attitudes and beliefs, as well as personal ones. This model supports an ongoing and increased access to and use of justice services in both official languages, and includes planning and evaluation activities.