The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice guides diverse stakeholders towards a civil justice system that is accessible, fair and efficient.
The civil justice system enables citizens to manage individual, non-criminal, legal disagreements. Examples of civil action include divorces, adoptions, claims for debt and damages arising from motor vehicle accidents. The issues that hinder the effectiveness of our civil justice system include delays and costs associated with civil court proceedings as well as a general lack of understanding amongst citizens about how to navigate the civil justice system.
In response, the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice engages diverse stakeholders from the public, courts, legal profession, academia and government in the development of evidence-based policies and effective programs that improve access to legal services and resources for Canadians.