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Infographic: Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6: This day marks the anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at L’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989. They died because they were women. This day raises awareness of how some women and girls face violence on a daily basis. It […]

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Tracking legal need in very small areas with the Legal Health Check-Up

The legal health check-up (LHC) is a uniquely valuable tool for documenting unmet legal need at a very fine-grained local level. The LHC questionnaire is administered by community groups and service agencies to people seeking their services. Individuals who request service from the legal clinic are referred to the clinic. The LHC form becomes the basis for a dialogue between the clinic staff and the individual, laying the groundwork for a more holistic and integrated service that would otherwise not have occurred with an intake process focussing on only one presenting problem.