Jan 27, 2021

REPORT: Why Can’t Everyone Just Get Along? How BC’s Family Law Puts Survivors in Danger

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This project was conducted between June 2017 and May 2020 and made possible by generous funding from  Women and Gender Equality Canada. The project team is grateful to the key informants and interdisciplinary experts we interviewed and consulted with throughout this project. We are especially appreciative of the women who…
Jan 19, 2021

Joint Submissions in response to BCLI Consultation Paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act

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Submissions to the British Columbia Law Institute, developed in consultation with a group of front-line family support organizations, anti-violence advocates, family law experts and feminist legal advocates with expertise in child protection law and practice. Presented by by West Coast LEAF, Rise Women’s Legal Centre, and Frances Rosner. Joint Submissions…

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Nov 24, 2022

Joint statement on the release of the national action plan to end gender-based violence.

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As advocates who developed a Roadmap for the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence, we have been anxiously waiting for the release of this 10-year plan. This statement is our joint reaction to the federal government’s release on November 9, 2022, of its long-awaited National Action Plan to End Gender-Based…
Oct 28, 2022

Campaign: One billable hour

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Family law is the most significant unmet legal need in BC Rise Women’s Legal Centre is helping to change that. Donate Right now, women across British Columbia are struggling to navigate the family legal system. Alone, without support and unable to afford a family lawyer, they have to choose between…
Oct 14, 2022

Annual Report 2022

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Taanishi and greetings to our volunteers, members of ourcommunity and supporters. As Board President and VicePresident, we are pleased to present Rise Women’s LegalCentre’s 2022 Annual Report. 2021 was a year of unprecedented growth for Rise. Lastyear we continued to adapt to the COVID pandemic andthe exacerbated gender-based violence experienced…
Sep 28, 2022

GUIDE: How to Choose A Family Lawyer?

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This guide was created to help people find a family lawyer who can help them with their family law matter. It covers lawyers who are funded by Legal Aid BC as well as private lawyers. The guide has been translated for ease of use. How to Choose a Family Lawyer?…
Nov 8, 2021

Annual Report 2021

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Rise Women’s Legal Centre is pleased to present its Annual Report for 2021. Highlights include a few notable statistics and facts arising from our work this past year, introductions to brand new programs and people new to Rise, plus our featured spread on how Rise’s alumni continue to support Rise…
May 26, 2021

Are We Ready to Change? A Lawyer’s Guide to Keeping Women and Children Safe in BC’s Family Law System

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Rise’s latest report in a series on how the legal system fails women experiencing family violence in BC. Building on Rise’s research results in our wildly successful Why Can’t Everyone Just Get Along report released earlier this year, Are We Ready to Change? provides practical recommendations for lawyers to improve…
May 3, 2021

Section 211 Plain Language Guides for Non-Lawyers

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Section 211 reports are ordered in difficult family law cases where the parents cannot agree about parenting issues. Sometimes called “custody and access reports”, section 211 reports are written by a neutral professional and provide judges with information about the children and the parties. You may be thinking about asking…
Apr 14, 2021

Time Limits in BC Family Law Matters

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If you are involved in a family law matter, you have certain rights under the law. However, to preserve your rights, you must pay attention to certain time limits. This document sets out some deadlines and time limits that may apply to you, and we have made it available in…
Apr 7, 2021

Section 211 Toolkit for Lawyers

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This toolkit provides an overview of some of the major issues that lawyers may encounter when requesting or responding to psychological reports ordered under s. 211 of the Family Law Act. Section 211 reports (sometimes called “custody and access reports” in other jurisdictions) are frequently ordered in difficult family law…
Mar 22, 2021

WEBINAR: Decolonizing Family Law through Trauma-Informed Practice

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This webinar is for lawyers, law students, advocates, or anyone working with people in the family court system. We will discuss Rise’s research in the…
Jan 19, 2021

Joint Submissions in response to BCLI Consultation Paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act

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Rise

Submissions to the British Columbia Law Institute, developed in consultation with a group of front-line family support organizations, anti-violence advocates, family law experts and feminist legal advocates with expertise in child protection law and practice. Presented by by West Coast LEAF, Rise Women’s Legal Centre, and Frances Rosner. Joint Submissions…
Oct 5, 2020

Annual Report 2020

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Rise Women’s Legal Centre is pleased to present its Annual Report for 2020. You’ll find updates on the organization itself, along with personal accounts from Rise’s staff on how we’ve handled the global crisis in our corner of the world, and continued to provide services to those who need help…
Oct 5, 2020

Financial Statement 2019-20

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Rise Women’s Legal Centre is pleased to offer its official Financial Statement for the fiscal year 2019-20, which have undergone a thorough professional review engagement by an outside accounting firm, and have been approved by our Board of Directors. 2019-20 Rise Financial Statements-signed
May 11, 2020

Guildelines for Parenting during COVID-19 Health Crisis – May 8, 2020 Update

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2020-05-08-Guidelines for Parenting during COVID-19 Health Crisis-UPDATE
Jan 22, 2020

Rise Women’s Legal Centre will be closed for moving from Jan 28 to Feb 5, 2020

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CHANGE OF ADDRESS Rise Women’s Legal Centre will be closed from January 28 to February 5, 2020 inclusive to pack and move to our new home at: 516 Richards Street, Vancouver BC, V6B 1T5. All email addresses and phone numbers are unchanged. We look forward to welcoming you to our…

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Operations During COVID-19

Please note that, due to the current health emergency, our office is closed to the public until further notice. Our staff continues to serve our clients remotely, but we are not always on the premises to accept postal or courier deliveries. Please send documents by email where possible, or arrange a time for physical delivery in advance.

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Rise strives to be inclusive and accessible for our clients and visitors. Our entry, reception area, meeting rooms and restroom are fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any requests that would make your visit to Rise easier or more comfortable, please let us know and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

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Occasionally our staff may bring their small dogs to work. Dogs stay in their owners’ individual offices except when being walked. If you have severe allergies or other concerns, please let us know 24 hours before attending our office so that we may accommodate you.