Simon Jolin-Barrette.  Photo: Twitter

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Simon Jolin-Barrette. Photo: Twitter

The Quebec Ministry of Justice has launched a call for projects as part of its Financial Assistance Program to promote access to justice.

Obviously, while Quebec is still in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the call for projects this year will prioritize community organizations that offer services promoting access to justice in a pandemic context. The ministry wants to encourage the maintenance, adaptation and improvement of these services.

Organizations that want to develop projects aimed at improving the public’s knowledge and understanding of the justice system can also apply.

“Access to justice is a priority for our government,” said the Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette in a press release. It is therefore essential for us to support the work of community organizations that provide legal information and support services to citizens regarding their rights and the remedies available to them. Organizations have been particularly in demand since the start of the pandemic and we would like to thank them for their efforts and for the dedication they demonstrate on a daily basis. “

The deadline to submit a project is February 26.

The total envelope is $ 650,000; financial assistance granted to support a project could reach a maximum of $ 50,000. These amounts come from the Access Justice Fund, a special fund created in 2012.