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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.

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)
Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick  
http://www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca/
Works to develop a variety of bilingual educational products and services about the law for the public in order to promote access to the legal system. (See Details)
ACJNet  
http://www.acjnet.org/
Forms an electronic community that brings together people, information, and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Canadians. Uses new technologies to create and distribute products and services and to facilitate broad base consultations. Forme une communauté électronique qui rassemble les gens, linformation et les ressources éducatives traitant denjeux judiciaires et juridiques d’intérêt aux Canadiens. Fait recourt à de nouvelles technologies pour créer et distribuer des produits et des services ainsi que pour faciliter les consultations à grande échelle. (See Details)
Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System  
http://www.lfcc.on.ca/
Works to help families entwined in the criminal, family, or civil legal systems. (See Details)