Publications

The Law Foundation of BC publishes periodic reports and publications in support of its work and that of grantees.

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Civil Legal Needs Research Report (2009)This report summarizes key research on civil legal needs completed in British Columbia and other jurisdictions. It describes how needs relate 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 of British Columbia (2014)The Diversity Profile was developed in 2002 and updated with each Census (most recently in 2014), 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 commissioned this report as part of a special funding initiative relating to child welfare law. The initiative was aimed at expanding the use of alternative dispute resolution in child protection matters, particularly for Aboriginal children. This report summarizes evaluations of several projects funded as part of the initiative. It also provides recommendations for service delivery and future research in this area.
Poverty Law
Needs Assessment and
Gap/Overlap Analysis
(2005)
This needs assessment and gap analysis was published in 2005 as part of the Law Foundation’s Funding Strategies Review process. The report gathers extensive information about the types of legal problems faced by British Columbians and what services are available to address those needs. The report highlights 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)This report 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. Collaborative decision-making refers to family group conferencing, traditional decision-making, and hybrid models.

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