TAG news for fall 2015

Posted: 12/17/2015

Screen shot of TAG home web pageTAG – The Action Group on Access to Justice was busy in the fall with a number of projects, events and initiatives. They launched a monthly newsletter in September, held a program on mental health in November and, most recently, launched their new website. Here are the details:


  • TAG recently revealed its newly designed website. The site features updates about new and in-progress TAG clusters, a growing library with key access to justice reports and details about TAG’s public engagement initiatives. The website, theactiongroup.ca, has a responsive design and will be available in French in early 2016. Take a tour and send your feedback to tag@theactiongroup.ca.


  • In September 2015, TAG launched a monthly e-newsletter called TAG eNews. The newsletter includes details about TAG clusters along with access to justice events and conferences. Be informed and involved in the access to justice community — sign up now.


  • On October 29, library and justice professionals were brought together to explore ways for libraries and justice organizations to work together to deliver legal information to people living outside of large urban centres. The full-day event, Libraries and Justice: Innovative Access for Rural and Remote Communities, was hosted by TAG along with CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario), the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre and the Rural and Remote Access to Justice Boldness Project. An illustration that captured the day’s rich discussion was created by a graphic recorder who sketched throughout the day. The illustration is currently on display outside of the Lamont Learning Centre at the Law Society. Learn more about the event here.


  • In November, TAG presented Opening Minds to Mental Health with the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice. The program explored how justice system professionals can respond to the mental health challenges of justice system and establish self-care habits in ethically challenging and emotionally demanding work environments. The webcast is available for viewing.* Find the webcast and related materials here.


  • Archived webcasts of TAG’s successful Targeted Legal Services three-part series that ran in February, May and September are available for viewing.* Paralegal bencher Cathy Corsetti was a panelist in May and paralegal Elaine Page was a panelist in September. Find links to the webcasts and related materials here.

*These archived programs are eligible for CPD Hours towards the completion of your CPD Requirement. See the Eligible Education Activities on our website for information.