By Sabreena Delhon, Manager of External Engagement and TAG at the Law Society of Upper Canada
As Saskatchewan’s second annual Access to Justice Week ends, this week marks the second annual Access to Justice Week in Ontario. Organized by The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) with 12 partners, this year’s program examines community driven initiatives, public legal education innovations and mental health in the legal profession.
In addition to a range of learning and engagement opportunities, this year we released Millennials, Technology and Access to Justice, a new report that presents findings from a survey of 1,000 Ontario residents aged 18 to 36. Understanding more about this generation’s expectations and experiences of the justice system will help us make informed and modern justice system improvements.
Last year’s Access to Justice Week program in Ontario provided a platform to diversify participants in the access to justice conversation. We wanted to keep these conversations going so we created a podcast called Architects of Justice. Released in September, the first season of the podcast explores how people are finding new ways to improve access to justice. The 15-minute episodes feature different perspectives, recent research findings and a story.
A second season of the podcast will be released in 2018 and episodes will be shaped by discussions from this year’s Access to Justice Week program.
Catch up on this year’s Access to Justice Week in Ontario with our hashtag #A2J2017.
The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) was established by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2015 to facilitate better coordination and collaboration across the justice sector. It is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Sabreena Delhon is the Manager of External Engagement and TAG at the Law Society of Upper Canada. Follow her on Twitter @SabreenaDelhon.