Youth and teachers can use YCJA.ca to learn about the Youth Criminal Justice Act - the law that is applied to anyone aged 12-17. Students can read articles, take quizzes and complete assignments. Teachers can read lessons and take a final exam.
ImmigrantLegal.ca is the online home of the Immigrant PLEI Consortium. The website provides a service agency directory, fact sheets, forms, frequently asked qustions, instructional videos and related website links - all on the topics of Employment Standards, Residential Tenancy, Family Law and Domestic Violence. Some resources are available in more than 10 languages.
CourtsofBC.ca is a website that provides educational information and instructional videos about BC’s Provincial Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. In the videos Alex, a student interested in learning more about BC’s court system, speaks to three judges about the role and functions of the three courts. In addition to the videos, this resource also features downloadable student handouts and a Teacher's Guide.
Are you a victim of or witness to a crime in British Columbia? VictimsInfo.ca will give you the resources and information you need to deal with the consequences of crime. Topics include Services for Victims, Reporting a Crime, Criminal Charges, Going to Court and Sentencing.
This animated, highly interactive website is designed to help BC kids experiencing parental divorce or separation. The virtual world of "Changeville" provides a range of information and activities for children to explore. This exploration takes place through the use of a personally created avatar that walks through Changeville to visit the Park, Legal Street, Break Up Street and the Mall. The website is targeted to children ages 6 to 12 and it can be explored alone, or with one or both parents.
FamiliesChange.ca provides information on separation and divorce for children, teens, parents and professionals. Animation, text, audio and video combine to help children, teens, parents better cope with divorce or separation. Information for professionals is also included. The site is a popular and acclaimed age-appropriate resource. FamiliesChange.ca is also available in French.
AdminLawBC.ca helps British Columbians learn about administrative law, search for and prepare for a tribunal by bringing information on the complete range of administrative law resources together under one domain. The website features three videos, the BC Admin Law Directory of 100+ tribunals and a list of experts available to speak about numerous administrative law areas.
SmallClaimsBC.ca provides an introduction to the Small Claims Pilot, which aims to ensure faster and earlier solutions to small claims cases. The site’s videos explain summary and simplified trials, mediations, trials and trial conferences. The site also features downloadable forms and provides information in French, Simplified Chinese, Punjabi and Vietnamese.
If you don’t have a lawyer representing you, the Justice Access Centre's Self-help and Information Services in Vancouver can help you get the information you need to prepare your Supreme Court family or civil case.