The Child-centred Family Justice Strategy is a five-year initiative (2003-2008) of the Government of Canada that is composed of three pillars that aim to develop and maintain a more child-centred family justice system. The focus of this document is the family justice services pillar of the Strategy, which acts to develop, expand and maintain family justice services in Canada and is accomplished through the Child-centred Family Justice Fund, in partnership with provincial/territorial investment.
Through the Fund, family justice services receive 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 consists of grants and contributions that are allocated to provinces, territories and non-governmental organizations and organized according to three components (Family Justice Initiatives, Pilot Projects and Public Legal Education and Information & Professional Training).
This document provides a brief history and context of the Strategy and Fund, including its principles and "Primary Areas of Activity", followed by a summary of the activities that have been provided by the provincial, territorial and non-governmental organizational partners during the first two years of the Fund (2003-2005).
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