HELP Toolkit: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence for Family Law Legal Advisers


The Department of Justice Canada wishes to thank the many individuals and organizations that contributed to the development of the HELP Toolkit. This toolkit is the product of the collaborative efforts of many people who generously shared their time, knowledge and experience.

Key partners in this project include:

We also want to express our gratitude to all of the legal advisers, frontline service providers, researchers, and provincial and territorial government officials, as well as the Canadian Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and others, who provided feedback and support at different points in the development process. In particular, we recognize the 61 legal advisers who tested out the draft HELP Toolkit in their family law practices. Their contributions were invaluable.

Finally, special thanks go out to all of the individuals who took the time to review and provide comments on draft versions of the HELP Toolkit.