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Action Committee

The Action Committee is focused on fostering engagement, pursuing a strategic approach to reforms and coordinating the efforts of all participants concerned with civil and family justice.

Le Comité d'action est axé sur la promotion de l'engagement, poursuivant une approche stratégique de réformes et de coordonnant les efforts de tous les acteurs concernés à la justice civile et familiale.

The ongoing leadership of the Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin to raise issues relating to improving access to justice for all Canadians has done much to focus the attention and the energies of many who work within the justice system. The Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters has emerged as a voice for system wide improvements. The Action Committee is focused on fostering engagement, pursuing a strategic approach to reforms and coordinating the efforts of all participants concerned with civil justice. To learn more about this project please see Chief Justice McLachlin's speech from the 2012 Canadian Bar Association Council Meeting.

The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice is pleased to play a support role in the execution of research and dissemination activities for the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters. Logistical support for the Action Committee is provided by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice / Institut canadien d’administration de la justice and the Department of Justice / Ministère de la Justice.

The national Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters gratefully acknowledges the following for providing in-kind or financial support:

Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges (CAPCJ) / Association Canadienne des Juges des Cours Provinciales (ACJCP)               
Canadian Council of Chief Judges / Conseil Canadian Des Judges En Chef
Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association (CSCJA)  / Association canadienne des juges des cours supérieures (ACJCS)
Federation of Law Societies of Canada / Fédération des ordres professionnels de juristes du Canada
Government of Canada - Department of Justice / Gouverement du Canada - Ministère de la Justice
Law Foundation of Ontario / La Fondation du droit de l’Ontario
Ministry of Justice – Province of British Columbia
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

A list of Action Committee member organizations is available here. On recommendation of the Action Committee’s Roadmap for Change report, Access to Justice Groups (A2J Groups) have been created in every province and territory. Each A2J Group has a representative on the Action Committee.

Reports

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Canadian Access to Justice Initiatives: Justice Development Goals Status Report

Status Report / Rapport d’étape

Status Report: Working Data Document

Access to Civil and Family Justice: A Roadmap for Change

Final Report

Backgrounder Doc:

Media Release:

Action Committee Colloquium

Final Report

Backgrounder Doc:

Media Release:

Action Committee Meeting of Provincial and Territorial Access to Justice Groups

Final Report

Working Group Reports

Report of the Court Processes Simplification Working Group:

Report of the Access to Legal Services Working Group:

Report of the Prevention, Triage and Referral Working Group:

Report of the Family Justice Working Group:

Backgrounder Doc:

Working Group Reports - Backgrounder:

AC Members Posts

Chantel Amato, Nov 19, 2014

Earlier this year, several leaders in Nova Scotia’s justice and legal community launched a new collaborative effort - the Access to Justice Co-Ordinating Committee (A2JCC). Provincial Justice Minister Lena Metlege Diab and the Hon. Chief Justice Michael MacDonald are leading the initiative,...

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Chantel Amato, Oct 30, 2014

The Halton Community Legal Services, with funding from the Legal Aid Ontario’s Fund to Strengthen Capacity of Legal Clinics, has developed the Legal Health Check-Up Project. This initiative focuses on being...

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Chantel Amato, Oct 23, 2014

The International Bar Association (IBA), in collaboration with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, released a report titled International Access to Justice: Barriers and Solutions on October 21st, 2014 at the IBA’s conference in Tokyo.

This study, based on findings from 26 countries,...

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