A registered charity such as Éducaloi would not have the stature it has without the indispensable support of certain partners. We would like to thank:
To ensure the protection of the public, the Barreau du Québec (law society) maximizes the bonds of trust between lawyers, the public, and the government.
To do so, the Barreau:
- oversees the practice of the profession;
- promotes the rule of law;
- advances the profession; and
- supports its members in the practice of law.
Governed by the Professional Code and the Notaries Act, the Chambre des notaires du Québec (notaries’ association) acquired the status of a professional order in 1973.
The Chambre’s mission is to ensure the protection of the public by promoting the preventive practice of law, by overseeing the exercise of the profession and its improvement to ensure that the notarial practice is innovative, by working in the interests of the public, by constantly striving toward excellence, and by fostering access to justice for all. Its mission is carried out on a daily basis in the following three ways:
- Professional training
- Disciplinary action
Trust is an integral part of its mission. As the Chambre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the public, it is not involved in or concerned with seeking socio-economic benefits for its members.
Founded in 1976 by an act of Quebec’s National Assembly, the Société québécoise d’information juridique (SOQUIJ or legal information society) operates under the authority of Quebec’s ministry of justice and is self-funded by the sale of its products and services.
SOQUIJ analyzes, organizes, enriches, and publishes the law in Quebec. Its added value supports professionals in their search for solutions and the general public in its understanding of the law.
To achieve its mission, Éducaloi also receives support from:
The Department of Justice’s mission is:
- to support the dual roles of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada;
- to ensure that the federal government is supported by high-quality legal services;
- to ensure that the justice system is fair, relevant, and accessible and reflects Canadian values;
- to ensure that Canada has a fair, effective, and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values;
- to provide a range of legal advisory, litigation, and legislative services to other federal departments, specialized branches supporting the Minister of Justice and a network of six regional offices; and
- to promote respect for rights and freedoms, the law, and the Constitution.
The mission of the Ministère de la Justice du Québec (ministry of justice) is to foster public confidence and respect for individual and collective rights by maintaining a justice system in Quebec that is accessible, has integrity, and is based on the rule of law.
To achieve its mission and vision, the Ministry is guided by three values of sound public administration, namely, respect, integrity, and fairness:
- respect for every person with whom it interacts;
- integrity in the performance of its duties; and
- fairness in the discharge of its duties.
The Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec (ministry of education and higher education) makes it possible for Éducaloi to develop new areas in its field of expertise related to legal education.
Created in 1972, the Commission des services juridiques (CSJ or legal aid) is responsible for the application of the Act respecting legal aid and the provision of certain other legal services in Quebec.
The CSJ ensures that legal aid is provided, either free of charge or with a contribution from the beneficiary, to financially eligible persons who apply for it and that certain other legal services are provided, all the while ensuring the efficient management of the services and resources allocated to legal aid.
The CSJ is also the agency responsible for delivering the services provided for in the Act to promote access to justice through the establishment of the Service administratif de rajustement des pensions alimentaires pour enfants, namely the Homologation Assistance Service (HAS), in effect since October 10, 2013, and the Service administratif de rajustement des pensions alimentaires pour enfants (SARPA), a child support recalculation service that has been in effect since April 1, 2014.
Founded in 1970, the Desjardins Foundation is a charitable organization that contributes annually to young people’s academic success by awarding scholarships, grants to schools and organizations, and donations to partner organizations. The financial contribution of the Desjardins Foundation makes it possible every year for Éducaloi to accomplish its mission of legal education by organizing hundreds of free in-class workshops led by our volunteer lawyers throughout Quebec.