Employment Opportunity – Fund Development Manager

The purpose of this position is to identify and cultivate donors to ensure both the short- and long-term financial sustainability of Rise. The position also plays a key role in communicating with
members and donors and providing support in other fundraising initiatives like grant writing and reporting, and ensuring Rise communications are consistent and professional.

Apply with resume and cover letter to Kim Hawkins at [email protected] no later than 20 May 2022.

2022 Fund Development Manager Posting

Employment Opportunity — FASL Lawyer

Rise is seeking a Family Advocate Support Line lawyer for a 14 month term, to fill a parental leave absence. The position is full-time (37.5 hours/week), $92,000/annum, but two part-time positions may also be considered. Applicants interested in part-time employment are therefore also encouraged to apply. All work can be completed remotely. We encourage applicants who work in BC communities outside of the Lower Mainland to apply.

The job description may be found here. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume (in PDF format only) to Kim Hawkins, Executive Director, at [email protected].

Please apply by June 3, 2022. This position is expected to commence August 1, 2022 and continue to September 30, 2023.


Annual Report 2021

Highlights include a few notable statistics and facts arising from our work this past year, introductions to brand new programs and people new to Rise, plus our featured spread on how Rise’s alumni continue to support Rise and collaborate with us, long after the end of their externship.

Annual Report 2021-

Are We Ready to Change? A Lawyer’s Guide to Keeping Women and Children Safe in BC’s Family Law System

Rise’s latest report in a series on how the legal system fails women experiencing family violence in BC. Building on Rise’s research results in our wildly successful Why Can’t Everyone Just Get Along report released earlier this year, Are We Ready to Change? provides practical recommendations for lawyers to improve their practices, including family violence screening considerations, the need for strategic litigation, and addressing legislative gaps, as well as reviewing recommendations from survivors of violence on what lawyers and legal professionals can do to increase safety for women and children.

Are We Ready to Change – Rise Womens Legal – May 2021

Section 211 Plain Language Guides for Non-Lawyers

Section 211 reports are ordered in difficult family law cases where the parents cannot agree about parenting issues. Sometimes called “custody and access reports”, section 211 reports are written by a neutral professional and provide judges with information about the children and the parties. You may be thinking about asking a judge to order a s. 211 report yourself, your ex-spouse may be asking for one, or a judge may have ordered one even if neither of you requested it. This document provides some basic information, but it is not legal advice and you may want to seek help from a lawyer. This guide has been made available in 12 languages.

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Punjabi-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Korean-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-French-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Filipino-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-English-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Chinese-Traditional-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Chinese-simplified-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Arabic-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Vietnamese-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Spanish-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Russian-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Persian-WEB

Time Limits in BC Family Law Matters

If you are involved in a family law matter, you have certain rights under the law. However, to preserve your rights, you must pay attention to certain time limits. This document sets out some deadlines and time limits that may apply to you, and we have made it available in 6 languages.

Please note that this is for reference and information only; it is not legal advice. You should speak to a lawyer for advice on any deadlines that may apply to your own situation and what steps you may need to take.

English: Time Limits in BC Family Law-2021-English-WEB-RiseWomensLegal

French: Time Limits in BC Family Law-2021-French-WEB-RiseWomensLegal

Chinese (Simplified): Time Limits in BC Family Law-2021-SimplifiedChinese-WEB-RiseWomensLegal

Persian: Time Limits in BC Family Law-2021-Persian-WEB-RiseWomensLegal

Punjabi: Time Limits in BC Family Law-2021-Punjabi-WEB-RiseWomensLegal

Spanish: Time Limits in BC Family Law-2021-Spanish-WEB-RiseWomensLegal

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