Services and Projects
RISE: Legal Resources for Victims of Sexual Harassment and Violence
RISE provides victims of workplace sexual harassment or sexual violence legal resources.
Victims get legal information, access to free legal advice from a trauma-informed lawyer for up to four hours, and support navigating the justice system.
RISE is available to any person currently living on PEI or anyone who experienced workplace sexual harassment or sexual violence on PEI.
One must be 16 years of age or older to access the free legal advice program. If the person who needs the advice is under 16, they can contact us. We can offer legal information and help finding support services that are right for people their age.
The RISE program has been made possible by a five-year funding agreement with Justice Canada and a two-year funding agreement with the PEI Department of Justice and Public Safety. The goal is to support victims and to make sure they are well informed about their legal options.
Sexting, Cyberbullying and the Criminal Code
Sexting, Cyberbullying & the Criminal Code is a two-year project funded by Public Safety Canada, under the Strengthening Community Readiness and Direct Intervention stream.
Community Legal Information will develop the following resources about sexting and cyberbullying:
- A plain language legal publication
- Short educational videos
- An online toolkit
- A workshop tailored for youth aged 12-18
All information will be based on the Criminal Code and Youth Criminal Justice Act provisions. The project will have input from a youth advisory committee. The goal is to increase the public's knowledge about the legal consequences of sexualized cyberviolence for victims, bystanders and perpetrators. The resources produced will also include information about healthy relationship building and decision-making skills.
Tenant Support Centre
The Tenant Support Centre is a project of Community Legal Information, funded by the PEI provincial government. We assist tenants on Prince Edward Island by providing legal information, referrals, as well as support during the rental hearing process. We also deliver workshops on tenants' rights and responsibilities. Check out rentingpei.ca for more information.
Peer Learning: Legal Information for Seniors
Peer Learning: Legal Information for Seniors is a one-year project funded by the New Horizons for Seniors program through Employment and Social Development Canada. The focus is on senior-led peer learning, where seniors learn from other seniors.
Community Legal Information is producing 15 legal education videos that share information about planning ahead to prevent elder abuse. The video series addresses a variety of topics including, wills, power of attorney, health care decisions, senior care facilities, and other topics of interest.
Each short video features trained senior volunteers sharing legal information about elder abuse prevention. Four videos will be available in French, and eleven English-language videos will be offered with French subtitles.
Family Law Public Legal Education & Information – Publications Update
This is a one-year project funded by the Canadian Family Justice Fund, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
This funding is being used to update all Community Legal Information's family law publications and resources. Updates will reflect recent changes made to legislation from An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.
Self-Represented Litigant's Handbook
Community Legal Information has received a grant from the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island to develop a handbook for self-represented litigants (SRLs). A self-represented litigant is a person who represents themselves in court.
Development of a plain language and easy-to-use handbook for SRLs on PEI. This resource will support SRLs going through family law proceedings or for SRLs that would like to start a legal proceeding.
Family Law Essentials Workshop
Building on the success of our publication Family Law Essentials, (available in Mandarin, Arabic, Farsi, Spanish, Vietnamese, French and English), Community Legal Information received a grant from the Interministerial Women's Secretariat to develop a workshop about family law. The workshop has been delivered in Arabic, Mandarin and English.
This project began in 2019, and workshops are still available in English, French, Arabic and Mandarin upon request.