Five agencies receive their French Language Services designation certificate

    OTTAWA, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - Today, five non-profit Ottawa community groups
that serve their clients in French received their official certificate of
designation under the French Language Services Act from Francophone Affairs
Minister Madeleine Meilleur.
    "A designation requires time and effort and attests to the desire of
community organizations to ensure a better quality of life for Francophone
Ontarians", said Meilleur.

    The five Ottawa-based agencies that received their official certificate
today are:

    -  Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa-Carleton
    -  Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre
    -  Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services
    -  City View Centre for Child and Family Services
    -  Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

    These agencies provide health care and support services for children,
youth and women who are victims of violence. Three other agencies (in Sudbury
and Lively) were also designated in July.
    The designation process assists the government in ensuring that
Francophones have access to government services in French in designated areas
of the province. To date, the government has designated 209 public service
agencies under the French Language Services Act.

    Disponible en français


For further information:

For further information: Charles Jean Sucsan, Office of Francophone
Affairs, (416) 325-4968; Julia Sakas, Minister's Office, (416) 325-5219

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