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Access to Justice Week 2021: In review

November 24, 2021

Access to Justice Week took place from October 25 to 29, 2021 in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Locally and nationally, sessions centered on enhancing the legal professions’ relationships with Indigenous Peoples were prominent in the week’s programming. A2J Week 2021 was the largest and most attended event to date with more than 2670 attendees participating in 25 virtual programs across the country throughout the week.

In Ontario, highlights included programs about supporting clients with mental health needs, rural access to justice, best practices in digital justice, disability justice, and more. In addition to opportunities for legal professionals, this year’s programming featured three public-facing workshops designed to help break down every day barriers faced by those accessing the justice system. More than 180 people from across the province participated in these sessions to help find answers to everyday legal questions and be connected to relevant legal resources.

Highlights from the week include:

Resources

  • Session recordings are now available for viewing and can be found by clicking on the session title on the programming page.
  • Details on key outcomes and reports released during Access to Justice Week are available in this summary of key outcomes
  • More details on Access to Justice and the week’s events are available in this backgrounder.

Survey

If you haven’t filled out our Access to Justice Week evaluation survey, please take a few moments to complete it now.  Your participation will help us plan our future programming.

Thank you to all those who participated and made Access to Justice Week 2021 such a success.  Stay tuned for dates and information about Ontario’s 2022 Access to Justice Week to be released in the new year.
 

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