Family law

Family law

Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Works to help families entwined in the criminal, family, or civil legal systems.

Primary Telephone: 
519-679-7250
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@lfcc.on.ca
Fax Number: 
519-675-7772
Street Address: 
London Family Court Clinic 200-254 Pall Mall St
City: 
London
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
N6A 5P6

Aboriginal Women's Council of Saskatchewan

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

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.

Primary Telephone: 
306-763-6005
Fax Number: 
306-922-6034
Street Address: 
101-118 12th St E
City: 
Prince Albert
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S6V 1B6

The long march forward: a history of women's rights

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Conseil du statut de la femme
Publisher: 
Consiel du statut de la femme (CSF)
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Quebec, QC

Outlines milestones in the history of the women's movement in Canada, particularily in Québec, from 1608 to 1999. Special emphasis is placed on changes in legislation that have affected women's rights to equal pay and protection under the law.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 2550355113

Justice issues: partner abuse

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English
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Online
Author: 
Ontario Women's Justice Network
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Justice Network
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides resources for victims of domestic violence. Includes recent news articles, lists of organizations, sources of assistance, legal information, and discussion on the effectiveness of provincial legislation designed to combat violence against women.

Justice issues: emotional abuse

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English
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Online
Author: 
Ontario Women's Justice Network
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Justice Network
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Discusses emotional abuse as a factor in divorce and custody cases. Advocates for changes that would cause emotional abuse to be treated with the same seriousness as physical abuse.

Justice issues: mediation

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English
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Online
Author: 
Ontario Women's Justice Network
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Justice Network
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the current trend towards mandatory mediation in family law disputes. Highlights benefits and concerns of mandatory mediation from a feminist perspective.

Port Alberni Transition House

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Clinical or health care services
Counseling
Housing

Port Alberni Transition House (PATH) is an emergency and safe shelter for women and children at risk of abuse, threats or violence. 

Primary Telephone: 
250-724-2223
Street Address: 
PO Box 1311
City: 
Port Alberni
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V9Y 7M2

Advocacy Centre

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Homeless women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Counseling
Housing

The Advocacy Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization which provides legal information, education and problem solving for low-income residents of the Central Kootenays. We also provide specialized victim assistance to victims of relationship violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

The Advocacy Centre provides advocacy to individuals as well as workshops and presentations on legal issues. It has long been a voice in the community speaking to issues of poverty and discrimination. Our work and the materials we produce focus on topics such as welfare, tenancy, women’s safety and poverty survival. Our advocacy services are free of charge. There are sliding scale fees for training and presentations.

Primary Telephone: 
250-352-5777
Email Address: 
advocacycentre@nelsoncares.ca
Fax Number: 
250-352-5723
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-877-352-5777
Street Address: 
51 Vernon St
City: 
Nelson
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V1L 4E9

National Association of Women and the Law

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
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Consulting
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

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.
Primary Telephone: 
613-241-7570
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
2339 Ogilvie Road
Addt'l Street Address: 
P.O. Box 46008
City: 
Gloucester
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1J 9M7
Country: 
Canada
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