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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.

Yukon Public Legal Education Association  
http://www.yplea.com/
Forms a non-profit organization devoted to providing legal information to the public and promoting increased access to the legal system. Helps the public to identify and understand their legal rights and responsibilities in order to improve their ability to deal with legal matters. (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)
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto  
http://www.aboriginallegal.ca/
Forms an organization that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community and its members in Toronto to gain control over the legal and justice issues that affect them. Works to reduce the rate of incarceration and recidivism amongst the Aboriginal population of Toronto, reduce the high incidence of conflict between Aboriginal people and the criminal justice and family court systems in Metropolitan Toronto, increase the confidence of Aboriginal people to deal effectively with all aspects of the justice system, help develop an Aboriginal community within Toronto that can function with pride and confidence in both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures. (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)
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services  
http://www.mpss.jus.gov.on.ca/
Works to ensure that Ontario's communities are supported and protected by law enforcement and public safety systems that are safe, secure, effective, efficient and accountable. (See Details)
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)