May 22, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Department of Justice.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay today announced funding of over $230,000 to the Justice Education Society of British Columbia for two innovative projects that will help Canadian families deal with complex issues related to divorce or separation and further enhance the efficiency of the family justice system in British Columbia and beyond.
Of this funding, more than $175,000 is being provided over a three-year period to expand the Society's FamiliesChange.ca website and make it a national family law resource. Through information posted on this website, and through links to other appropriate federal, provincial and territorial websites, people across Canada will be able to find and access information that may assist them with complex issues.
The Society will also receive more than $55,000 over two years for the development of tools to help self-represented litigants in family law cases that go before a court in British Columbia. These tools will include an online course to help self-represented litigants navigate their way through the province's family justice system, as well as tip sheets of best practices to help judges who work with self-represented litigants be more sensitive to the challenges they face.
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