Family Law Information Program For Aboriginal Families

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NOTICE: Federal legislation, Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act, which affects matrimonial property on reserves, comes into effect on December 16, 2014. The publications on this website are currently being updated to reflect these changes to the law. Updated versions of the publications will be available shortly.

The Ministry of the Attorney General, with support from Justice Canada, has developed a number of resources for Aboriginal families who have questions about the family justice system. These resources focus on the needs of Aboriginal communities and reflect Aboriginal values and approaches to resolving family conflict. They provide information on the social and legal issues surrounding family breakdown such as parenting arrangements, support enforcement, and alternative dispute resolution.

Video: Family Law Information for Aboriginal Families

This video was developed to help Aboriginal families learn about the effects of separation on children and adults and the options available to them to resolve their disputes.

The video covers topics such as:

  • navigating the separation process
  • family law issues
  • alternatives to litigation
  • the court process in Ontario.

The video is an alternative format to the Mandatory Information Program that separating families are expected to attend when they have a case in Ontario’s family courts.

Feedback Regarding the Family Law Information Program for Aboriginal Families

The ministry has established an online confidential client satisfaction survey which should take less than five minutes to complete. Click here to take the survey.