L’Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) is proud to announce the opening of its new centre, Accès Justice Access in Halifax. The official inauguration was held on November 21, to highlight the celebration of the AJEFNE’s 20th anniversary.
The project was made possible thanks to a grant of more than a million dollars by Justice Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018. The province of Nova Scotia also demonstrated its support of the project with an additional donation of $5000 to the centre. With a mandate to facilitate access to justice for all citizens, by offering free legal information in person, by telephone, or via internet, in collaboration with resources which already exist, the centre will offer bilingual services aimed at offering services in French to the Acadian and Francophone population of Nova Scotia; a first in the province. The grant will span a four-year period starting 2014, during which time the Association will be working to build partnerships in the community.
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