Improve
Funding Strategies

09

9.1 Coordinate to spend money well

Learn what the real costs of legal issues are and divert funding to prevent legal issues and minimize the demand on other social services

9.2 Better fund legal aid

Increase funding of legal aid, to make more people eligible and to expand the types of legal problems that are eligible

9.3 Make sure the money lasts

Maintain the focus on access to justice to ensure that improvements can be sustained and changes are funded indefinitely


Progress in 2018

Stable funding for legal services is critical to existing and new access to justice services. Improved funding strategies would see more money allocated to legal aid in Canada, as well as to preventative approaches to understanding and managing conflict. It also means strategic use of that money by leveraging opportunities to work together, to avoid duplication and to learn from each other. Understanding the impact of unresolved legal conflict on people’s finances, as well as on publically funded services is also a part of a complex funding strategy.

In Canada, over $900 million is spent on legal aid each year, according to a 2016 study, with almost half of that (406 million) spent on civil legal aid. Improved funding strategies focus on maintaining and increasing the funding for legal aid and on funding for innovative alternative approaches, new legal services and smart use of money existing. 

Click here to learn about 2018 activities to advance Goal 9: Improve Funding Strategies

Read the whole report here: Working Toward Accessible Justice: Tracking Progress on the JDGs in 2018

 

Read the 2017 Report: Tracking Progress on Canada's JDGs:

 

Organizations advancing this Goal:

Organization’s English Website

 

Organization’s French Website

CANADA-WIDE

Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals

 

Conseil Des Tribunaux Administratifs Canadiens

ALBERTA

Alberta Law Foundation

 

 

Ministry of Justice

 

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Law Society of BC

 

 

Law Foundation of BC

 

 

Ministry of Attorney General

 

 

MANITOBA

Manitoba Law Foundation

 

 

Legal Aid Manitoba

 

 

Law Society of Manitoba

 

 

NEW BRUNSWICK

New Brunswick Law Foundation

 

Barreau Du Nouveau-Brunswick

Ministry of Justice

 

Services À la Justice

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

NFLD Law Foundation

 

 

NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia Law Foundation

 

 

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

 

 

NUNAVUT

Nunavut Law Foundation

 

Barreau Du Nunavut

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

NWT Law Foundation

 

 

ONTARIO

Law Foundation of Ontario

 

 

La Fondation Du Droit De L’Ontario

Ministry of the Attorney General

 

Ministère du Procureur Général

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

PEI Law Foundation

 

 

QUEBEC

Quebec Justice

 

Justice Quebec

SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatchewan Law Foundation

 

 

YUKON

Yukon Law Foundation

 

 

Ministry of Justice

 

 

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