The Canadian Legal Problems Survey

The Canadian Legal Problems Survey Surveys about legal problems and needs are undertaken in countries around the world. In 2021, the Canadian Legal Problems Survey (CLPS) was conducted to identify the kinds of serious legal problems people face, how they attempted to resolve them, and how these experiences have impacted their lives. This survey was conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of the Department of Justice Canada and other federal departments. The CLPS is the latest legal needs survey conducted in Canada. Previously, the survey was conducted in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2014. A Series of Qualitative Studies on Serious Legal Problems To complement the CLPS, community-based researchers were contracted to conduct a series of qualitative studies to explore and report on the experiences of specific populations in different parts of Canada who have experienced a serious legal problem. The following reports provide an in-depth qualitative look at these problems and how the members of these groups dealt with them. 2022-09-22 Department of Justice Canada open_Government@justice.gc.ca Government and PoliticsLawLegal needs surveysurveyJustice systemResearchQualitative studies Serious Legal Problems faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Other Sexual-Minority People in Western Canada: A Qualitative StudyHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/lgbtq/index.html Serious Legal Problems faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Other Sexual-Minority People in Western Canada: A Qualitative StudyHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/lgbtq/index.html Serious Legal Problems faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Other Sexual-Minority People in Western Canada: A Qualitative StudyPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/lgbtq/docs/rsd_rr2021_lgb-people-in-western-canada-eng.pdf Serious Legal Problems faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Other Sexual-Minority People in Western Canada: A Qualitative StudyPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/lgbtq/docs/rsd_rr2021_lgb-people-in-western-canada-fra.pdf A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems Faced by Immigrants in Greater Victoria and Vancouver, British ColumbiaHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/ivvbc/index.html A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems Faced by Immigrants in Greater Victoria and Vancouver, British ColumbiaHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/ivvbc/index.html A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems Faced by Immigrants in Greater Victoria and Vancouver, British ColumbiaPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/ivvbc/docs/rsd_rr2021_immigrants-victoria-and-vancouver-eng.pdf A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems Faced by Immigrants in Greater Victoria and Vancouver, British ColumbiaPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/ivvbc/docs/rsd_rr2021_immigrants-victoria-and-vancouver-fra.pdf A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems Facing Immigrants in London and Toronto, OntarioHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/ilto/index.html A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems Facing Immigrants in London and Toronto, OntarioHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/ilto/index.html A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems Facing Immigrants in London and Toronto, OntarioPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/ilto/docs/rsd_rr2021_immigrants-london-and-toronto-en.pdf A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems Facing Immigrants in London and Toronto, OntarioPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/ilto/docs/rsd_rr2021_immigrants-london-and-toronto-fr.pdf Serious Problems Experienced by Diverse People with Disabilities: Western CanadaHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/pwdwc-phcw/index.html Serious Problems Experienced by Diverse People with Disabilities: Western CanadaHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/phcw-pwdwc/index.html Serious Problems Experienced by Diverse People with Disabilities: Western CanadaPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/pwdwc-phcw/docs/RSD_RR2021_Persons_with_Disabilities_Western_Canada_EN.pdf Serious Problems Experienced by Diverse People with Disabilities: Western CanadaPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/phcw-pwdwc/docs/RSD_RR2021_Persons%20with%20Disabilities_Western%20Canada_FR.pdf A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems for People with Disabilities in Central CanadaHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/pwdcc-phcc/index.html A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems for People with Disabilities in Central CanadaHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/phcc-pwdcc/index.html A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems for People with Disabilities in Central CanadaPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/pwdcc-phcc/docs/RSD_RR2021_Persons-with-Disability-Central-Canada-EN.pdf A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems for People with Disabilities in Central CanadaPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/phcc-pwdcc/docs/RSD_RR2021_Persons-with-Disability-Central-Canada-FR.pdf Serious Problems Experienced by People with Disabilities Living in Atlantic CanadaHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/pwdac-phca/index.html Serious Problems Experienced by People with Disabilities Living in Atlantic CanadaHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/phca-pwdac/index.html Serious Problems Experienced by People with Disabilities Living in Atlantic CanadaPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/pwdac-phca/docs/RSD_RR2021_Persons_with_Disabilities_Atlantic_Canada_EN.pdf Serious Problems Experienced by People with Disabilities Living in Atlantic CanadaPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/phca-pwdac/docs/RSDRR2021PersonswithDisabilitiesAtlanticCanadaFR.pdf Urban African Canadians: A Qualitative Study of Serious Legal Problems in QuebecHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/uac-amu/index.html Urban African Canadians: A Qualitative Study of Serious Legal Problems in QuebecHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/amu-uac/index.html Urban African Canadians: A Qualitative Study of Serious Legal Problems in QuebecPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/uac-amu/docs/RSD_RR2021_Urban_African_Canadians_EN.pdf Urban African Canadians: A Qualitative Study of Serious Legal Problems in QuebecPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/amu-uac/docs/RSD_RR2021_Urban_African_Canadians_FR.pdf Voices Matter: The Impact of Serious Legal Problems on 16- to 30-year-olds in the Black CommunityHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/ybc-jcn/index.html Voices Matter: The Impact of Serious Legal Problems on 16- to 30-year-olds in the Black CommunityHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/jcn-ybc/index.html Voices Matter: The Impact of Serious Legal Problems on 16- to 30-year-olds in the Black CommunityPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/ybc-jcn/docs/RSD_RR2021_Black_Youth_Ottawa_and_Toronto_EN.pdf Voices Matter: The Impact of Serious Legal Problems on 16- to 30-year-olds in the Black CommunityPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/jcn-ybc/docs/RSD_RR2021_Black_Youth_Ottawa_and_Toronto_FR.pdf A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems: Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary People in CanadaHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/qlslpttnpc-rqpjgptbnc/index.html A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems: Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary People in CanadaHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/rqpjgptbnc-qlslpttnpc/index.html A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems: Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary People in CanadaPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/qlslpttnpc-rqpjgptbnc/pdf/RSD_2022_Trans_2spirit_non_binary_qualitative_report_EN2.pdf A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems: Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary People in CanadaPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/rqpjgptbnc-qlslpttnpc/pdf/RSD_2022_Trans_2spirit_non_binary_qualitative_report_FR2.pdf A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems – Métis CommunityHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/qlslpmc-eqpojgcm/index.html A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems – Métis CommunityHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/eqpojgcm-qlslpmc/index.html A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems – Métis CommunityPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/qlslpmc-eqpojgcm/docs/rsd-2022-clps-metis-serious-legal-problems-report-eng.pdf A Qualitative Look at Serious Legal Problems – Métis CommunityPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/eqpojgcm-qlslpmc/docs/rsd-2022-clps-metis-serious-legal-problems-report-fra.pdf

Surveys about legal problems and needs are undertaken in countries around the world. In 2021, the Canadian Legal Problems Survey (CLPS) was conducted to identify the kinds of serious legal problems people face, how they attempted to resolve them, and how these experiences have impacted their lives. This survey was conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of the Department of Justice Canada and other federal departments.

The CLPS is the latest legal needs survey conducted in Canada. Previously, the survey was conducted in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2014.

A Series of Qualitative Studies on Serious Legal Problems To complement the CLPS, community-based researchers were contracted to conduct a series of qualitative studies to explore and report on the experiences of specific populations in different parts of Canada who have experienced a serious legal problem. The following reports provide an in-depth qualitative look at these problems and how the members of these groups dealt with them.

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