Promoting Preventive Legal Health
A Tool Kit for Lawyers
IS THE JUSTICE SYSTEM BROKEN?
Public confidence in the justice system is declining. Many people believe that justice in Canada is inaccessible and the justice system unfair.
This is verified by Canada’s international rating. In an analysis of access to civil justice, the 2011 World Justice Project showed Canada ranked in ninth place among 12 European and North American countries.
Decades of tinkering haven’t worked. People still fall between the cracks at an unacceptable cost. Injustice is too deeply woven into the system’s very structure for piecemeal reforms to make much of a dent.
That’s why we launched the Equal Justice Initiative in 2012. We offer a comprehensive plan to bring members of the justice community together for change – from legal professionals to judges to social agencies across Canada – guided by an overarching vision and strategy for implementation.
Find out what we’re doing – and how you can help.