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Fransaskois community in Saskatchewan will benefit from innovative French-language services centre

René Boudreau, Executive Director
Francophone Affairs Branch
Office of the Provincial Secretary
Province of Saskatchewan

2009-10-08

The Government of Saskatchewan will launch a single window service centre in fall of 2009 to improve access to government services in French.

"Investment in the Francophone community is an investment in the future of our province," Provincial Secretary and Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs June Draude said. "Enhancing French-language services will not only benefit our French-speaking citizens here at home, but will extend a warm welcome to other French speakers from Canada and across the world."

The centre will act as a "single window" for people to access government services and programs in French. It will operate via the internet and other interactive media to ensure the same level of service in both urban and rural communities.

"The centre will use technology to ensure that citizens accessing government policies and programs in French will consistently receive quality service in their language, regardless of the ministry or program, no matter where they live," Draude said.

The project will be led by the Office of the Provincial Secretary in partnership with the Government of Canada through the Canada-Saskatchewan Agreement on French-language Service. For more information, visit the Office of the Provincial Secretary website (www) English Hyperlink Notice.