The Department of Justice Canada continues to develop online training courses, professional training materials and Public Legal Education and Information resources on the recent amendments to federal family law legislation. We encourage you to share the following information.
The Department is developing a series of free online courses about the recent amendments to federal family laws. Law Society accreditation information will be provided for each course.
The first two online courses in the series are available on the Department of Justice Canada’s website.
This course focuses primarily on the amendments to the Divorce Act, but also briefly describes amendments made to the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the changes relating to two international Conventions touching on matters of family law.
This course provides information about family violence and family law and explains changes to the Divorce Act relating to family violence.
The website will be updated with the following additional courses soon:
The Divorce Act Changes Explained provides information about the changes to the Divorce Act adopted by Parliament in June 2019. Each entry details the amendment to the legislation, explains the change, and provides the reason for it.
Justice Canada has developed user-friendly forms for giving notice about relocations and for objecting to the relocation of a child.
Fact Sheets are available on a number of topics related to the Divorce Act amendments. These resources are available in a printable format. Topics include:
*New* These two facts sheets are now available in 12 additional languages at: Publications (justice.gc.ca)
Justice Canada has updated existing family law publications to reflect the legislative changes. These publications address issues relating to parenting arrangements for children, child support, family violence, out-of-court family dispute resolution, and relocation.
The family law pages of the Department of Justice Canada website are being updated regularly with new materials, so we encourage you refer to them on a regular basis: www.family.justice.gc.ca