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Clusters

Clusters bring people together to address broad or specific access to justice issues. If you have an idea for a cluster or would like to contribute to an existing one please get in touch.

 

Architects of Justice

Architects of Justice is an initiative that increases public participation in the development of access to justice solutions.

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Custody & Access Assessor Task Force

This project brings together a range of family justice system participants to address the impact of frivolous and vexatious litigants on court processes and the subsequent shortage of qualified custody and access assessors.

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Inclusive Technology

Working with the Law Commission of Ontario, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario, Community Legal Education Ontario and other collaborators, this cluster will involve broad engagement of community and legal organizations to develop principles that ensure that technology is used to increase access to justice.

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Equity as Access: Systemizing Data Collection

The goal of this cluster will be to systemize the collection of demographic data of justice users with a focus on speciality legal clinic clients.

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Expert Evidence

Expert evidence has contributed to miscarriages of justice but it has also helped to uncover and rectify them. This cluster will bring together practitioners from different areas of law and experts from other disciplines to learn more about and find solutions to challenges related to expert evidence.

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Indigenous Children and Youth

This cluster examines the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in care in Ontario through the lens of reconciliation and access to justice for First Nations, Métis Nation and Inuit Peoples.

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Mental Health & Wellness

Currently there is a limited amount of training for licensees who work with clients that have mental health issues. This poses critical questions about professional sustainability and how to proceed when there are concerns about a client’s capacity and competency.

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Public Legal Education & Information

This cluster will facilitate information sharing and collaboration among PLEI organizations and like-minded community organizations in order to enhance impact and reduce duplication of resources.

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Rural and Remote Libraries

How can justice system workers and librarians increase access to legal information and quality referrals to accessible clinics across Ontario?

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Steps to Justice

This initiative creates practical information about common legal problems and related “next steps” in a digital format.

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Targeted Legal Services

How can lawyers and paralegals be encouraged to find innovative ways to meet the diverse needs of their clients?

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