Helping Municipalities Serve the Francophone Community
McGuinty Government Provides Funding for the Translation Of Municipal By-laws
Ontario is continuing its support for a project that translates municipal bylaws into French and improves services for Francophones.
The province is providing $100,000 under the fourth year of an agreement with l'Association française des municipalités de l'Ontario (AFMO) to support the municipal bylaws translation project.
Under the terms of the Canada-Ontario Agreement on French-language Services, Canadian Heritage and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing have committed up to $700,000 over four years to help AFMO translate municipal bylaws. Each level of government provides 50 per cent of the funding.
- To date, the project has funded the translation of 262 bylaws, with 20 municipalities participating in the program.
- AFMO is made up of 39 municipal corporations and more than 30 associate members, provincial organizations and institutions that have partnerships with the municipal sector in Ontario.
- The association provides a forum for elected officials of municipal councils, as well as for employees and management of municipal corporations, and provides professional training and development to its members.
“By funding the translation of municipal bylaws, we are taking another step to provide the Francophone community with greater access to municipal services in their own language.”
“We are delighted to work with our municipal partners, such as AFMO, to improve the access to, and the quality of, services in French.”