Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) is committed to contributing to access to justice in Ontario and beyond by continuing to provide public legal education for women experiencing family law issues. For over 10 years, we have specialized in providing plain language resources on family law and intersecting areas of law including criminal law and immigration law for survivors of gender-based violence.
Plain language written legal resources are available in 14 languages, including ASL and audio. We also host public legal education presentations in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and Ontario as a whole, both in-person and online. The presentations provide useful legal information for women facing family law issues, survivors of gender-based violence, and people specializing in working towards ending violence against women.
Additionally, in partnership with external lawyers, we also host live virtual webinars that provide legal information. Our FLEW Chronicles podcast also provides legal information on family law and other intersecting areas of the law. Recordings of the webinars and podcast are available on our website.
- Immigration Status and Risks for Women
This workshop covers the issues and risks that women who are not permanent residents or citizens of Canada may face. This presentation discusses the rights that are available to non-status, and refugee women. This presentation is one hour long, including a question-and-answer period.
- Legally Parting Ways: A Basic Overview of Divorce
This workshop covers the rights of women while going through divorce proceedings. This workshop covers the legal procedures and guidelines that are necessary to formalize a divorce in Canada. This workshop is one hour long, including a question-and-answer period.
- Rights of Women Experiencing IPV: What You Need to Know
This workshop covers the rights of women including non-status women, experiencing intimate partner violence. This workshop goes into detail about creating safety plans, available resources, and potential legal options. This workshop is one hour long, including a question-and-answer period.
- Stalking and Criminal Protection Orders
The various protection orders such as peace bonds, that are available to those who are victims of stalking and/or criminal harassment are the focus of this workshop. The duration of this workshop is one hour long, including a question-and-answer period.
- Survivors: Immigration Rights and Options
This workshop gives an overview of the rights and options that are available to survivors of intimate partner violence and family violence. The workshop also addresses how to get legal help for survivors with precarious immigration status in Canada. This workshop is one hour long, including a question-and-answer period.
Family Law Education for Women provides workshops on Family Law, Criminal Law, and Immigration Law. In addition to the workshops mentioned above, we offer an extensive range of topics in our workshop library including working with a lawyer, navigating the justice system, and child protection. To book a free workshop or to learn more about...Book Workshop