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Access to Justice Week 2016: In Review

November 01, 2016
Access to Justice 2016: Week in Review

Thank you to Access to Justice Week partners, participants and supporters. Your contributions made this important week a success. We were delighted with how our week resulted in engagement with the public as well as representatives from technology, business, social sectors in addition to our justice system partners.

Together, these participants explored different elements of the access to justice crisis such as public opinion, child welfare and importance of innovative collaborations in the development of meaningful solutions. 

Highlights from the week include:

  • Receiving letters of support from the Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould
  • Keynote remarks at the Technology, Inclusion and Access to Justice event from Ontario’s Attorney General the Hon. Yasir Naqvi
  • Keynote remarks at the Connect, Create, Communicate event from
    Indigenous child welfare advocate Cindy Blackstock
  • Having the Attorney General make a Ministerial Statement commending Access to Justice Week in the House. The official opposition and third party critic replied underscoring the importance of the week’s events.
  • Receiving media coverage from 25 different media outlets including the Toronto Star and CBC Radio’s Metro Morning which resulted in five million impressions.
  • Aligning with Saskatchewan’s Access to Justice Week which included the complete adoption of our Architects of Justice program where students survey the public about access to justice concerns
  • Having our Connect, Create, Communicate: Public Legal Education and the Access to Justice Movement hashtag (#PLEA2J) trend on Twitter

Updates, follow-up materials and details about CPD credit for each event are now available at the links below:
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