Build Capability


How are we reaching this goal?

Educate law students and legal professionals

Offer training on access to justice, emerging approaches, changing social situations and the skills to meet people’s needs, both at the start of and throughout legal careers

Expand justice education in schools

Introduce legal capability into elementary and secondary schools to prepare people for legal issues in their lives

Offer training about access to justice issues in post-secondary programs to integrate legal, health, social and education services

This year's progress

Building the capability of the next generation of citizens to anticipate and manage legal problems is a long-term strategy for increasing access to justice. Preparing law students to better meet legal needs is a more immediate strategy. Both of these efforts build capability to identify, anticipate and respond to legal problems.

Click here to learn about 2017 activities to advance Goal 6: Build Capability

Read the whole report here: Tracking Action on Canada's JDG's


Projects Advancing this Goal

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Canadian Bar Association

Law Day 2017 activities

Canadian Bar Association

National Self-Represented Litigants Project

For-credit Self-Represented Litigant Coaching class at University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

SRL Awareness Day in five Ontario law schools.



Pro Bono Law Alberta

Poverty Law



UVIC Access to Justice Centre of Excellence (ACE)

A2J Presentations


Justice Education Society


Online Academy

Mapping Her Path: Training for early-career lawyers

New Curriculum Resources Grades 5-7 Social Studies


Law Society of BC

Annual essay contest for secondary school students



Law Society of Manitoba

Forgivable Loan Program


Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg

Hosting law student volunteers

Internships for law school, social work and criminal justice students

Volunteer opportunities for lawyers to mentor law students


Community Legal Education Association

Hosting law student volunteers

Speakers in high school classrooms



Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Presentations in schools

Youth Justice Camps



U of Windsor Faculty of Law

Access to Justice Distinguished Lecture Series

Coaching course for law students.


Ontario Justice Education Network

Radio program by First Nations students about how to file police complaints

Justice Education Fellowship positions

Grade Five Poster Challenge

Institutes for Teachers – Toronto, Thunder Bay

The Charter Challenge

Réseau Ontarien D’Education Juridique

Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution

Justice Design Project for post-secondary students


The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

Paralegals and Access to Justice (in-person and webcast)

Groupe D’Action Sur L’Accès À La Justice


Community Legal Information Association PEI

Community Youth Justice Camp




Workshops, teaching guides, toolkits for high school and adult



Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.

Hosts law and inter-disciplinary


Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan

Classroom programs


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