Domestic violence strategy

About the strategy

Legal Aid Ontario's Domestic Violence Strategy aims to strengthen the capacity of lawyers,

frontline workers and management to better serve clients who have experienced domestic violence.

More about the DVS


Domestic Violence Strategy summary of feedback received from consultation

Summary of feedback received at LAO’s consultations on the development of a Domestic Violence Strategy

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 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 […]


Dispelling the myth about gender and domestic violence

Content Warning: This post includes descriptions of violence.

LAO began developing its Domestic Violence Strategy by looking at our services through the lens of a client who has experienced or is experiencing domestic violence. This is one in a series of posts exploring the legal needs of domestic violence clients. Late last year, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) started mandatory domestic violence awareness training […]


Supporting access to justice for Aboriginal women dealing with violence

By Ann Decter (image source) YWCA Canada created the VAW Legal Information Resource in 2014 based on a two-year training project called “Building Service Capacity: Supporting Access to Justice for Aboriginal Women Dealing with Violence.” The training project was aimed at providing legal support training for women’s shelter and outreach service staff who were serving […]