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National Association of Women and the Law  
http://www.nawl.ca/

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is an incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of Canadian women through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy.

Created at a conference held at the University of Windsor law school in 1974. Since then NAWL has used its unique research and educational strategies to raise public awareness about legal issues affecting women.

Has played a major role in the following milestones towards Canadian women's equality:

  • inclusion of Sections 15 and 28 in the Charter of Rights & Freedoms,
  • amendments to sexual assault laws,
  • positive changes to family law and to the Divorce Act,
  • rape shield legislation, and
  • criminal harassment legislation.
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Department of Justice Canada  
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/index.html
Ontario Women's Justice Network  
http://www.owjn.org

Provides a legal resource for women's organisations and individuals working on issues relating to justice and violence against women and children. Works to demystify the legal system.

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Aboriginal Women's Council of Saskatchewan

Forms an initiative of the Community Justice Programs of the Government of Saskatchewan. Includes in its objectives: educating and organizing Aboriginal women to help with issues such as safety, victimization, abuse and healing; influencing the development of social policy that is sensitive to the needs of Aboriginal women and children; promoting wellness and safe environments through community development and economic development, and; providing crime prevention and family violence programs for youth.

The Leadership Council  
http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/
Provides the public with accurate, research-based information about a variety of mental health issues and to preserving society's commitment to protect its most vulnerable members. (See Details)
West Coast LEAF  
http://www.westcoastleaf.org/
Works to make Canada an equal place for all women. Carries out its work by conducting equality rights litigation, primarily using the Charter of Rights and Freedom, by advocating for law reform, and by carrying out related public legal education. (See Details)
University of Toronto, Bora Laskin Law Library  
http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/
Supports the curriculum and research interests of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. (See Details)
Centro de Justicia Para Mujeres
Provides free advocacy for victims of rape, domestic violence and child abuse, particularly in the Latina and other underserved communities of Sonoma County. Advocates for greater numbers of women and minorities in law enforcement. Committed to equal justice for all women and girls.
Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan  
http://www.plea.org/
Forms an organization which exists to educate, inform and empower through law-related education. (See Details)
Association nationale de la femme et du droit  
http://nawl.ca/
Forms an organization that seeks to promote the equality right of women through legal education, research and law reform advocacy. Groupe de femmes pan-canadien à caractère non lucratif qui appuie les droits des femmes à l'égalité par un travail d'éducation, de recherche et de réforme active du droit et qui travaille à l'amélioration du statut juridique des femmes du Canada en exigeant des réformes législatives. (See Details)