Ontario’s Second Annual Access to Justice Week

By: Sabreena Delhon

The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) has organized the second annual Access to Justice Week from October 23 to 27. Last year’s inaugural program worked with a range of partners to diversify participants in the access to justice conversation. This year, we are keeping the momentum going with learning and engagement opportunities that spark dialogue about meaningful justice system improvements.

In addition to five events, we have a range of initiatives and resources that examine different elements of the issue. Areas of focus include mental health, innovation, Indigenous child welfare, and the importance of community-driven initiatives.

No matter where you are in the province, or what role you play in the justice system, there are many ways to participate in Access to Justice Week. We encourage you to seize this opportunity to share your work, insights and ideas with the #A2J2017 hashtag.

What’s on at A2J2017

People of all backgrounds are welcome to attend events, but space is limited so please register. All events will either be webcast live or recorded for future posting on our YouTube channel.

  • October 23: Access to Justice Innovation*
    This half-day program kicks off Access to Justice Week by profiling innovative, community-driven work from across the justice sector.

  • October 23: Improving Health, Improving Service
    Recent studies have indicated that lawyers are at a higher risk for anxiety, substance abuse, and depression than those in the general population. What does this mean for the public who rely on lawyers to manage their everyday legal problems?

  • October 24: The Millennial Influence
    Known for doing things differently, Millennials are the next generation of justice users and legal professionals. What does this mean for access to justice?

  • October 25: Paralegals and Access to Justice
    This session features a panel discussion about how paralegals are advancing access to justice in their communities.

  • October 26: Include, Inform, Inspire*
    This full-day forum is open to community workers and others interested in public legal education and information.

*these events are waitlisted

Join us!

We hope to see you at one of our events or hear from you online.

Want to learn about access to justice initiatives year-round? Join our mailing list, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our podcast Architects of Justice.

Sabreena Delhon is the Manager of External Engagement and The Action Group on Access to Justice at the Law Society of Upper Canada. Follow her @sabreenadelhon.