Summary of Activities for the Child-centred Family Justice Fund 2003-2009


The Child-centred Family Justice Fund (CCFJF) was the key component of the Government of Canada's Child-centered Family Law Strategy (CCFLS). This Strategy was initially a five-year initiative that operated from April 2003 until March 31, 2008. However, it was extended an additional year, until March 31, 2009.

The Strategy was composed of three pillars that aimed to develop and maintain a more child-centred family justice system. The focus of this document is on activities that were funded to support the Family Justice Services pillar of the Strategy. The objectives of that pillar were to develop, expand and maintain family justice services in Canada, in partnership with provincial/territorial investment. Through the Fund, family justice services received federal contribution funding based on a set of objectives and “Primary Areas of Activity” that were developed in collaboration with the provinces and territories. The Fund consisted of grants and contributions that were allocated to provinces, territories and non-governmental organizations. These grants and contributions were organized according to three components:

  1. Family Justice Initiatives,
  2. Pilot Projects, and
  3. Public Legal Education and Information and Professional Training.

This document provides a brief history and context of the Strategy and Fund, including the principles and primary areas of activity, followed by a summary of the funded activities undertaken by the provincial, territorial and non-government organization partners from 2003 to March 31, 2009.