HELP Toolkit Webinar

Date: January 26 2023 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

This webinar entitled "Gender-based Violence in Rural and Remote Settings in Ontario and British Columbia: Experiences, Challenges and Services Available for Women" features the work of two scholars, Drs. Danielle Bader and Jacqueline Campbell.

About the webinar

In January 2022, the Department of Justice Canada launched the HELP Toolkit. The toolkit provides practical guidance to help legal advisers identify and respond to family violence in their family law cases.

The HELP approach is based on new and existing research on:
  • Family violence in the family law context.
  • The current practices and needs of legal advisers in relation to identifying and responding to family violence with family law clients.
  • The needs of family law clients who have experienced family violence.

The development of the HELP Toolkit was supported by people across the country, including experts in family law and family violence, legal advisers, frontline service providers, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.  

Justice Canada will provide an overview of the HELP Toolkit and explain how it can help legal advisers have discussions about family violence with their family law clients using a trauma- and violence-informed approach.