Projects are a vital way for LISNS to secure funding to address specific legal issues or to reach specific sectors of the population.
Over the years we’ve undertaken a variety of legal information projects:
- Projects on specific issues such as youth justice, elder law, the environment, domestic, divorce, child support, criminal;
- Projects focused on specific target groups such as youth, seniors, newcomers to Canada, not-for-profits, charities, women, the Black community and persons with mental health issues;
- We have also undertaken research projects to identify needs or barriers to accessing the justice system.
Learn more about our current projects, and some of our past projects, below.
Post separation abuse
This two year project built on our previous project Safely on Your Way – child custody and access information for women leaving an abusive relationship. The project sought to raise awareness among front-line workers about the issue of post separation abuse within the context of custody and access, its impact on women and children, and what they can do to better support families in this situation. We developed and delivered workshops, and an on-line educational tool. Click here to view the online education tool.
The project was funded by Justice Canada.
Elder abuse awareness for Healthcare Providers
This two year project built on our previous seniors’ project (“It’s in Your Hands”). The project aimed at better understanding the types of issues and questions that health care providers see or are asked about in relation to seniors and abuse. We consulted with seniors and their families to gain insight into their experience of how health care providers deal with these issues.