Publications

Publications

Below is a listing of our Reports and Publications, please click on the PDF Links to download the reports and/or papers you wish to view.

Front CoverPDF (click link to download)Description of Report
Civil Legal Needs Research Report (2009)The Civil Legal Needs Research Report summarizes key research completed in British Columbia and other jurisdictions, it describes how it relates to gaps in legal services in British Columbia, and makes recommendations based on this information. The report was commissioned because the Law Foundation wanted to have a clear picture of the legal needs of British Columbians to make the best use of the Foundation’s funding, and to plan for the coming years.
Diversity Profile (2009)The Diversity Profile was developed in 2002 and updated with each Census (most recent being 2009), to provide demographic information regarding the population in each region of British Columbia. It provides information regarding each aspect of the Law Foundation’s working definition of diversity, which is as follows:

"Diversity includes age, different abilities, socio-economic level, education, ethnicity, language, family, gender, marital/relationship status, race, religion, work experience, geographic size and location, and sexual orientation."
Evaluation of Aboriginal Collaborative Decision-Making Projects (2013)The Law Foundation of British Columbia commissioned the Evaluation of Aboriginal Collaborative Decision-Making Projects Final Report as part of a special funding initiative that it has been engaged in since 2004 in the area of child welfare law. The purpose of the Child Welfare Fund Initiative, which was generously funded by grants of over $3 million from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), was to fund projects which would expand the use of alternative dispute resolution processes in the area of child protection law, particularly for Aboriginal children. The Law Foundation funded 19 projects under the Child Welfare Initiative, 11 of which were service delivery projects and the balance of which were to train child protection mediators.

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Poverty Law
Needs Assessment and
Gap/Overlap Analysis (2005)
The Poverty Law Needs Assesement and Gap/Overlap Analysis was published in 2005 as part of the Law Foundation’s Funding Strategies Review process. This report gathered extensive information about the types of legal problems that people in British Columbia had and what services were available to address those needs. The report highlighted the top five areas of poverty law and the four neediest regions of the province.
Report of Aboriginal Child Welfare Collaborative Decision-Making Models (2009)The Report of Aboriginal Child Welfare Collaborative Decision-Making Models documents the collaborative decision-making models that Aboriginal agencies have used in Law Foundation-funded service delivery projects. These projects were funded by the Law Foundation through grants received from the Ministry of Children and Family Development in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

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