REPORT: Why Can’t Everyone Just Get Along: How BC’s Family Law System Puts Survivors in Danger

This project was conducted between June 2017 and May 2020 and made possible by generous funding from  Women and Gender Equality Canada. The project team is grateful to the key informants and interdisciplinary experts we interviewed and consulted with throughout this project. We are especially appreciative of the women who shared their experiences with us and the front-line advocates who assisted us in facilitating focus groups for women with lived experiences. These collaborations allowed for rich discussions about women’s experiences with the Family Law Act and inspired us to collectively imagine a family law system that will both meet the needs of women and respond to the pervasiveness of family violence.

Why Can’t Everyone Just Get Along-Rise Women’s Legal-January2021

Employment Opportunities at Rise

Employment Opportunities at Rise

  • Rise is seeking a consultant with experience in social enterprise to lead a 2-year project to develop a viable social enterprise model and business plan. Please see details in the posting. The deadline for submitting a letter of interest for this opportunity is February 22, 2021.

2021-01-26 Employment Opp-Social Enterprise Consultant


  • Rise is seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative and systems support to the Triage, VLC and FASL Programs at Rise, including conducting intake calls, coordinating volunteers, program outreach, data entry and retrieval for reporting purposes, assisting with evaluation through surveys, and scheduling and development of systems and manuals for Rise. The deadline for applying for this opportunity is March 22, 2021.

2021-02-24 – Rise Employment Opportunity – Program Assistant

Joint Submissions in response to BCLI Consultation Paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act

Submissions to the British Columbia Law Institute, developed in consultation with a group of front-line family support organizations, anti-violence advocates, family law experts and feminist legal advocates with expertise in child protection law and practice. Presented by by West Coast LEAF, Rise Women’s Legal Centre, and Frances Rosner.

Joint Submissions in response to the British Columbia Law Institute Consultation Paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act

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