If you’re a woman who’s experiencing domestic violence and in the process of going through the family court system, you can get free help from a family court support worker.
In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that sexual assault victims cannot have police records unrelated to the case used against them in court. LAO supported the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic for Women as an intervener in the Quesnelle appeal. Vincent Quesnelle was convicted of sodomizing two women and sentenced to six years—but the […]
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), as the provincial legal aid agency, has a primary responsibility to promote access to justice for low-income Ontarians, including those who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. LAO recognizes the barriers and hardship experienced by domestic violence survivors, and prioritizes improving services and expanding access to justice for clients who […]
Infographic: Unite to End Violence against Women Infographic: Unite to End Violence against Women From Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to Dec. 10, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days Campaign is a time to inspire action to end violence against women and girls around the world. 83% of […]