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Create a culture of innovation in the justice system by focusing on new ideas and learning about successes and failures

Share good ideas

Promote the sharing of new models, ideas and successes to expand the impact of innovation

This year's progress

Many of the initiatives described under each of the Justice Development Goals are using innovative approaches or reflect new thinking about long-standing problems. In an effort to spur innovation and to facilitate sharing of these new practices, the Action Committee has collected examples of innovations in governance, technology, collaboration, service delivery and evaluation and produced the Innovation Toolkit. This project led to pop-up Communities of Practice, connecting people across the country and fostering early sharing of successes and failures.

Click here to learn about 2017 activities to advance Goal 7: Innovate

Read the whole report here: Tracking Action on Canada's JDG's


Projects Advancing this Goal

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People's Law School

Embedded popup definitions for common legal terms


Thomson Rivers University

Justice League: Battle of the Apps


Legal Services Society

Online guided pathways with online negotiation/ dialogue tool


Ministry of Attorney General

The Virtual Initial Needs Determination


BC Judicial Council

Online Judicial Appointment Application Process



Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

19 A2J Blog Posts

Forum Canadien Sur La Justice Civile

Action Committee On Access To Justice In Civil And Family Matters

Innovation Toolkit

Objectifs De Développement En Matière De Justice


Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg

Collect and analyze data regarding programming participants.

Satisfaction surveys for volunteer lawyers, students and clients



Nova Scotia Barristers' Society



Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

Free online will tool


NS Family Law

Using social media to build family law understanding through Facebook and via direct messaging on Twitter.



Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution

Hackathon on access to justice. 


Legal Innovation Zone, Ryerson University

AI Legal Challenge


The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

Access to Justice Innovation Symposium

Groupe D’Action Sur L’Accès À La Justice

Ministry of the Attorney General

Online filing for Automobile Accident Benefits Service

Putting Justice Within Reach: user-focused digital justice strategy

Ministère du Procureur Général


Ministry of Justice

Innovation Agenda with four policy areas: Dispute Prevention, Early Intervention, Diversion, and Core Inefficiencies.


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