The Child-centred Family Justice Strategy:
Survey on the Practice of Family Law in Canada, 2004-2006


This project could not have been conducted without the assistance and support of many individuals and organizations. First, we would like to acknowledge the financial support of Justice Canada. The Federation of Law Societies of Canada supported the project by arranging for the consultation to take place in conjunction with the National Family Law Program in Kananaskis, Alberta.

We appreciate the guidance provided by the project advisory committee, namely: Ms Cathy Thomson and Ms Lise Lafrenière Henrie (representing the Department of Justice Canada); Ms Marie Gordon, Gordon Zwaenepoel (representing the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family); and The Honourable R. James Williams, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Family Division (representing the Federation of Law Societies of Canada). We also thank Dr. Joseph Hornick, Executive Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family for his consultation throughout the project, as well as his assistance with the workshops at the National Family Law Program.

We thank the following people who facilitated the workshops: Nicholas Bala, Faculty of Law, Queen's University; and Marie Gordon, Gordon Zwaenepoel.

We would also like to thank the conference participants who completed the lengthy survey and attended the workshops. Their contributions were invaluable.

Finally, we thank Heather Walker for her support in organizing rooms and lunches for the workshops, and collecting completed surveys and draw prize entry forms as they were deposited throughout the conference, and Linda Haggett, for data input and word processing.

The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family is supported by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation.

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