Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: LEGAL INFORMATION SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date: 2007-10-12
Value: $76,344.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This project will increase the safety and stability (economic, mental and physical) of approximately 52 percent of the callers to the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia Legal Information Line. To lessen barriers related to language, cultural practices and isolation (due to lack of access to transportation), the society will develop a guidebook to inform approximately 2,000 abused Aboriginal, senior, Francophone, Anglophone, immigrant and African-origin Nova Scotian women of their options during the post-separation period. It will also be used by at least 500 legal and justice professionals (law agencies, victim services and child protection workers, family law lawyers, and public prosecutors) and many women’s and children’s advocates (transition house workers, women’s centre workers, and educators). The guidebook will be easily accessible in other parts of Canada, providing a framework for preventing family violence in Canada.