WEBINAR: Why Can’t Everyone Just Get Along? How BC’S Family Law System Puts Survivors in Danger

4 March 2021
11:00 am – 12:15
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With Margaret Jackson, Professor Emerita in the School of Criminology and Director of the FREDA Centre at Simon Fraser University, and Haley Hrymak, who works with Rise Women’s Legal Centre representing self-identifying women in family law matters and conducting research, primarily on topics related to family violence and the family court system.

This webinar is part of the Alliance of Canadian Research Centres’ project “Supporting the Health of Survivors of Family Violence in Family Law Proceedings” funded by Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The focus of this webinar will be on Rise’s research results regarding the impacts the family court system had on survivors, particularly to their health. The results of this research can be found in Rise’s recent report, authored by Haley Hrymak and Kim Hawkins.

Register through SFU’s site here: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/393941427

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.

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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

Annual Report 2020

Rise Women’s Legal Centre is pleased to present its Annual Report for 2020. You’ll find updates on the organization itself, along with personal accounts from Rise’s staff on how we’ve handled the global crisis in our corner of the world, and continued to provide services to those who need help at this difficult time and always. Please also take note of our dedicated volunteers and donors, without whom none of our achievements would be possible.

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