Legal Aid in Canada, 2016-2017
The Legal Aid Survey was a Canada Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS)/Statistics Canada annual survey on revenues. Expenditures, personnel, and caseload statistics associated with the administration and delivery of legal aid in Canada. The Legal Aid Survey was first conducted in1983-84, and the data was last published in 2016 (for the fiscal year 2014-16).
After the discontinuation of the Legal Aid Survey in 2016, the Department of Justice (JUS) began data collection and reporting in-house. This is the first legal aid annual report since the cancellation of the Legal Aid Survey. Data for 2015-16 is not available due to the change in approach to data collecting and reporting.
In 2016-17, JUS, through its Legal Aid Program contributed more than $138 million to the provinces and territories for the delivery of criminal legal aid, civil legal aid, and I&R (immigration and refugee) legal aid (where applicable). This amounts to 16% of total legal aid revenues.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Department of Justice Canada
- Publisher - Organization Name at Publication: Department of Justice
- Publisher - Organization Section Name: Research and Statistics Division, Legal Aid Directorate
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada