Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
For Your Protection: Peace Bonds and Family Law Protection Orders
This publication is for people who need protection from violent partners or former partners. It explains how and when you can get peace bonds and family law protection orders, and what the differences are between them.
Equity is Safer: Human Rights Considerations for Policing Reform in British Columbia
The BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner’s (BCOHRC) written submission, “Equity is Safer: Human rights considerations for policing reform in British Columbia,” includes expert analysis of data from five police jurisdictions that reveals disturbing racial disparities in policing activities across B.C.
Working with Your Legal Aid Lawyer
This backgrounder describes client and legal aid lawyer responsibilities to help them both know what to expect from a legal aid contract.
Family Law in BC: Quick Reference Tool
This toolkit introduces the reader to the basics of family law. Each card covers one legal aspect of separation, such as: which laws apply, how couples can reach agreements, and how to deal with issues involving children and money.
Refugee Hearing Preparation: A Guide for Refugee Claimants
This guide explains how to prepare for a refugee hearing. The booklet has information about how to prepare the documents, important deadlines, the legal issues involved, and what happens at the hearing.
Sponsorship Breakdown is for permanent residents who need help when the person sponsoring them in Canada will no longer support them and they are unable to support themselves.
Live Safe, End Abuse
Live Safe, End Abuse is for people leaving an abusive partner. The resource contains information on what abuse is, how people can plan for their safety and protect their children, and who can help.
Toolkit for Immigrant Women Working with a Lawyer
This resource is for all immigrant women who have experienced violence and are going through the legal system. Using this resource will help you be more prepared to work with your legal aid lawyer or any lawyer.