Work together


How are we reaching this goal?

Establish coordinated efforts

Bring all of the organizations involved in access to justice in each province or territory together to focus on local solutions

Include everyone

Involve the major institutions (courts, governments) professional groups (lawyers’ associations), community groups and non-profits (clinics, PLE providers), academics and individuals to find new creative approaches

Be bold; Take action

Local and national coordination must lead, take action and inspire others to tackle access to justice

Work within institutions

In addition to coordinating across the justice system, access to justice should be a serious focus within judges’ organizations, lawyers’ and paralegals’ associations, courts and institutions

Coordinate across Canada

Keep momentum and sustained attention to these issues across the country to complement local and regional activity

This year's progress

Across the country, organizations are working across the justice sector and with professionals in other disciplines. In addition, the Action Committee works to bring people together nationally around a common agenda of improved access to justice. The Action Committee highlights ideas and projects that can be scaled up, replicated or shared across jurisdictions.

Click here to learn about 2017 activities to advance Goal 5: Work Together

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

Projects Advancing this Goal

Organization’s English Website


Organization’s French Website




Federation of Law Societies of Canada

Inventory of Access to Legal Services Initiatives offered by the Law Societies of Canada

Fédération Des Ordres Professionels De Juristes Du Canada

ADR Institute of Canada

ADR and A2J Conference

Institut D’Arbitrage et De Médiation Du Canada

Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

Pop-up Communities of Practice

Objectifs De Développement En Matière De Justice


Reforming the Family Justice System

250 collaborators from justice system organizations, family supports, other government Ministries, faith-based groups, immigrant serving organizations, poverty serving organizations, research and evaluation



A full day of lectures on family matters



UVIC Access to Justice Centre of Excellence (ACE)

Better coordination between law and other disciplines working with common clients in the justice system


Click Law

Coordinates all of the PLE sources / events in BC



Collaborative Action on A2J in BC


Ministry of the Attorney General

Held Justice Summit

Signed a B.C. Indigenous Justice Strategy Memorandum of Understanding



Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg

Social Worker volunteer placements


Law Society of Manitoba

Stakeholders Committee

President's Committee on Access to Justice

Access to Justice working groups (Family Law and Public Education and Information


Community Legal Education Association

Community Legal Intermediary Training Course presentations.



Ministry of Justice

Integrated Service Delivery model for providing mental health, addiction, intervention and social services to children and youth

Services À La Justice


Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Access to Justice Steering Committee


Ministry of Justice

Held Justice Summits in two locations



Access to Justice Coordinating Committee

Collaborative work on A2J


Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary

Criminal Justice Transformation Group



Community Legal Education Ontario

Steps to Justice content can be embedded in websites

Éducation Juridique Communautaire Ontario

Law Society of Ontario

The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

Barreau de L’Ontario

Ontario Justice Education Network

The Person Beyond the File: Lessons from Youth - video modules developed with young adults

Réseau Ontarien D’Education Juridique

The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

Include, Inspire, Inform Conference for Intermediaries

Groupe D’Action Sur L’Accès À La Justice

Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution

Design-thinking workshop for Aboriginal youth



Law Society of PEI

Call To Action committee in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report


Ministry of Justice

The Bridge program

Justice et Sécurité Publique

Community Legal Information Association PEI

Hosted Public Legal Education Association of Canada 2017




Partner with FACIL’iti to make websites more accessible.



Saskatchewan Access to Justice Working Group

Collaborative work on A2J

Saskatchewan Access to Legal Information Conference


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