A Profile of Legal Aid Services in Family Law Matters in Canada

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3. COMPARISONS OF FAMILY LAW LEGAL AID SERVICES IN CANADA

3.1 Volume of Family Law Legal Aid Services

3.1.1 Applications, approvals and refusals

TABLE 3 : Volume of Family Law Legal Aid Services in Canada, by Applications, Approvals for Full Service, and Refusals for the Most Recent Year Available
Province/Territory Year Access/ Custody Maintenance1 Property Division Separation Divorce Variations Family Violence2 Child Welfare Adoption Other3 Total
n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Prince Edward Island4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nova Scotia5 1999/2000 1,566 27.7 1,019 18.0 74 1.3 543 9.6 488 8.6 955 16.9 - - 627 11.1 - - 384 6.8 5,656 100
New Brunswick6 2000/2001 389 9.2 1,162 27.5 56 1.3 29 0.7 9 0.2 235 5.6 79 1.9 - 0.0 - - 2,269 53.7 4,228 100
Quebec 2000/2001 24,586 28.5 15,245 17.7 - - 3,845 4.5 9,802 11.4 - - - - 26,809 31.1 359 0.4 5,544 6.4 86,190 100
Ontario7 2000/2001 - - - - - - - - 567 1.7 6,973 21.3 - - 6,240 19.0 - - 19,007 58.0 32,787 100
Manitoba8 2000/2001 - - 23 0.3 - - 2,107 26.2 1,444 17.9 1,413 17.6 - - 888 11.0 67 0.8 2,104 26.1 8,046 100
Saskatchewan9 2000/2001 913 36.9 603 24.3 - - 109 4.4 507 20.5 - - 6 - 259 10.5 29 1.2 51 2.1 2,477 100
Alberta 2000/2001 488 5.8 1,868 22.2 80 1.0 11 0.1 2,594 30.9 - - 184 0.2 3,170 37.7 12 0.14 - 0.0 8,407 100
British Columbia10 2000/2001 10,100 35.9 9,080 32.3 2,523 9.0 - - - - - - 2,844 2.2 3,437 12.2 - - 127 0.5 28,111 100
Yukon 2000/2001 160 68.7 9 3.9 - - - - - - - - - 10.1 60 25.8 1 0.4 3 1.3 233 100
Northwest Territories 2000/2001 239 63.1 76 20.1 4 1.1 - - 1 0.3 - - - - 54 14.2 - - 5 1.3 379 100
Nunavut11 Current as of Aug. 13/01 31 41.9 24 32.4 2 2.7 - - 12 16.2 3 4.1 - - 2 2.7 - - - - 74 100

Source of Data: Unless otherwise noted, data were provided by the legal aid service in each jurisdiction. Data for Newfoundland were not provided by that jurisdiction.

*Note that provinces/territories classify family law matters differently. For example, some jurisdictions donot use the general categories of "divorce," "separation," or variations," but rather classify by the primary family law matter dealt with. Also, some jurisdictions do not specify what is included in "Other," and it may be that some of the categories listed separately on this table are included in a jurisdiction's "Other" category.


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