News from Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ)

The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ) is a national non-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing civil justice reform through research and advocacy. CFCJ strives to make the civil justice system more accessible, effective, and sustainable by leading and participating in projects that place the citizen at the center of our civil justice system.

CFCJ is located at York University, where it is affiliated with Osgoode Hall Law School and the York Centre for Public Policy and Law.

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Rural and Remote Access to Justice Infographic

The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, in consultation with the Rural and Remote Access to Justice Boldness Project, has created an infographic based on some of the key findings from the Rural and Remote Access to Justice Literature Review. This infographic provides an overview of the unique access to justice challenges experienced by Canadians in rural and remote settings and presents several recommendations for improving access to legal services and information in rural and remote areas. The Rural and Remote Access to Justice infographic is published here. - See more at:

June 01, 2016

October 1-2: Innovation & Access to Justice Conference

When: Thursday and Friday, October 1-2, 2015

Where: Centre St-Pierre, 1212, rue Panet, Montréal, Québec H2L 2Y7

Researchers, practitioners, policy analysts, policy makers, government officials, and other stakeholders are invited to Montréal to explore the future of access to justice in Canada.

August 20, 2015

Research Update: Paralegals, the Cost of Justice and Access to Justice: A Case Study of Residential Tenancy Disputes in Ottawa

This research project aims to identify the role of paralegals in tenancy dispute resolution and to analyze their impact on the cost of and access to justice, especially for low-income tenants.

July 02, 2015

CFCJ Access To Justice Advocates Series - An Interview With Fiona MacCool

The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice interviewed Your Legal Rights' Fiona MacCool on the importance of the Internet as a tool for getting information to the people who need it most.

May 29, 2015