Change in leadership at Rise Women’s Legal Centre
Notice to Rise’s supporters, funders, donors, community partners, friends, and all who make Rise possible:
We are announcing a change in leadership at Rise Women’s Legal Centre. Kim Hawkins, executive director, will be leaving her position to take up the role of director of legal services grants at the Law Foundation of BC, as of March 31, 2024. You can read messages from Kim Hawkins, executive director, and Carly Teillet, president of the Board of Directors, about the transition here.
Workout for Women’s Day
Workout for Women’s Day is a coming together of local movement studios and instructors around International Women’s Day to offer public and private corporate classes for charities that support girls, women, and people of other marginalized genders.
Rise Membership for 2023
Joint statement on the release of the national action plan to end gender-based violence.
Campaign: One billable hour
Annual Report 2022
GUIDE: How to Choose A Family Lawyer?
Annual Report 2021
Are We Ready to Change? A Lawyer’s Guide to Keeping Women and Children Safe in BC’s Family Law System
Section 211 Plain Language Guides for Non-Lawyers
Time Limits in BC Family Law Matters
Section 211 Toolkit for Lawyers
WEBINAR: Decolonizing Family Law through Trauma-Informed Practice
Joint Submissions in response to BCLI Consultation Paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act
Annual Report 2020
Financial Statement 2019-20
Guildelines for Parenting during COVID-19 Health Crisis – May 8, 2020 Update
Rise Women’s Legal Centre will be closed for moving from Jan 28 to Feb 5, 2020
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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.
Accessibility & Comfort at Rise
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.
Dogs at Rise
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.