The eighth annual Access to Justice Week (A2J Week) in Ontario, held from October 23 to 27, marked the “10th anniversary of Canada’s Justice Development Goals.” The event showcased over 30 virtual and in-person programs, attracting more than 3000 participants nationwide. Focused on reviewing a decade of progress and setting goals for the future, the week tackled issues like systemic racism, cultural humility, challenges faced by women in the legal profession, and the post-pandemic impact of virtual hearings.
The diverse sessions were not limited to legal professionals, offering public-facing workshops to address legal queries and educate the public on their rights. Organized by TAG: The Action Group on Access to Justice, in collaboration with the Law Society of Ontario and other justice sector partners, A2J Week strives to develop public-centred solutions and promote systemic change. TAG collaborates with various justice stakeholders to advance initiatives that serve the public interest in Ontario.