Founded in 2018, the Quebec Law and Justice Reform Institute (Institut québécois de réforme du droit et de la justice – IQRDJ) is an independent research organization. It works for the continuous adaptation and updating of the legislation and the judicial system to contemporary reality and for greater access for citizens to law and justice.
The IQRDJ is funded in a way that ensures the autonomy and independence of its research. It mobilizes skills from all law schools in Quebec, or in other areas of knowledge, and places great emphasis on the expertise of practitioners. The interdisciplinary and comparative nature of its activities broadens the aims of legal research.
Its research documents the major orientations likely to serve as the basis of future legislation. Collaborating with organizations fulfilling the same mission across Canada and abroad, the Institute is particularly interested in the harmonization of laws, enlightened by the perspective of Quebec’s legal tradition.
The Institute gives key importance to public consultation, whenever its work requires a better understanding of social expectations in matters of law and justice. Its work is carried out in accordance with the rules of ethics in research. The Institute maintains permanent relations with all segments of the legal world and civil society, to ensure the social relevance of its work.
The Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) is an independent and non-partisan non-profit organization based in Montreal. Its mission aims at promoting the participation of citizens in Quebec’s democratic life.
Through its action, the INM encourages citizen participation, and contributes to the development of civic literacy, to the strengthening of social bonds, and to the advocacy of democratic institutions. The team behind the INM is driven by the belief that citizen participation bolsters democracy.
Éducaloi is a charitable organization that has played a leading role in improving access to justice since it was founded in 2000. Its core mission is to explain to Quebecers the law, their rights, and their responsibilities. To do this, Éducaloi has three main areas of focus: legal information, legal education, and the development of expertise in clear legal communication.