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Working in Politics: Combatting Sexual Harassment with Legislatures

Legislatures are unique places of work. Elected officials, political staff, and nonpartisan employees work in precarious conditions with distinctive power dynamics. Like any workplace, workers regularly interact with one another, which means that sexual harassment can involve interactions between and within these different groups.
With funding from Justice Canada, Equal Voice conducted a three-year project to better understand and combat sexual harassment in our legislatures.

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Artificial Intelligence: How to harness it (for good) for public legal education

This session is the keynote presentation for PLEAC’s 2023 annual conference and participates in Access to Justice Week.
Should public legal educators jump on the AI bandwagon? This panel looks at AI and public legal education from a number of angles: Can AI help us advance access to justice? How can it help us understand the needs of our audiences,

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Using Multiple Perspective Legal Needs Surveys to Improve Access to Legal Information: Reflections on Results from the Saskatchewan Legal Needs Assessment

Diverse perspectives are needed to solve complex issues. Recognizing this, the Centre for Research, Evaluation, and Action Towards Equal Justice and the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies partnered on a multi-faceted project to better understand unmet legal needs in Saskatchewan with funding from the Law Society of Saskatchewan and Law Foundation of Saskatchewan.

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Male Allyship and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What does it mean to be a male ally? How can male allyship and SHW prevention support each other?
In 2022, SASC’s #RaiseTheBar Program and Male Allies Training worked together to develop an offering to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Using highly engaging activities from our Male Allies Training workshops,

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Decolonizing Access to Legal Information in Situations of Family Violence in Inuit Communities

How can we ensure public legal education initiatives on the topic of family violence prevention are guided and led by the needs of Inuit communities and reflective of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles?
What is the best way to reach and engage different audiences on this issue, particularly given the increase in use of social media,

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Inclusive Workplaces: A Short Workshop on Meaningfully Including 2-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse People

Join Shae (they/them) and Shila (she/her) for a practical workshop orienting you to Moving Beyond the Binary, a lovely publication that launched on March 31st, International Day of Trans Visibility. This guide is filled with a wealth of useful information on meaningfully including gender diverse folks at work and has many supports and resources alongside the publication.

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Helping People Navigate the Justice System: An Evaluation of Legal Aid BCs Community Partners

In this session, the speakers provide a brief introduction to their 26 community partners and explain the process and findings for their recent evaluation of the program. The evaluation examines how services are provided across the province to marginalized individuals looking for help to identify and address their legal needs implementation plan.

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Evaluating Community Projects – Spotlighting the SHIFT Project, PEI Human Rights Commission

Do you have a community-based program and have no tangible metrics to describe how great it is? Not sure on how best to proceed with a required evaluation?
This webinar provides an introduction to participatory evaluation for community organizations. It walks through key evaluation steps and provide practical tips and tricks using examples from community project evaluations across Canada.

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Achieving Digital Equity in a Post-Digital Era: Meeting the Challenge (Session 2)

Legal Aid BC’s Achieving Digital Equity (ADE) is a year-long research project funded by the LABC/Law Foundation Legal Research Fund. It examines the barriers to access and use of digital resources by lower income BC residents. The study explores digital issues and challenges, how many are affected, and what can be done to ensure people can access the services they need,

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Achieving Digital Equity in a Post-Digital Era: Meeting the Challenge (Session 1)

Legal Aid BC’s Achieving Digital Equity (ADE) is a year-long research project funded by the LABC/Law Foundation Legal Research Fund. It examines the barriers to access and use of digital resources by lower income BC residents. The study explores digital issues and challenges, how many are affected, and what can be done to ensure people can access the services they need,

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