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Welcome to We are Justice – a publication that showcases some of the interesting and diverse work of Department of Justice employees.

Our Department has close to 5,000 employees working from coast to coast to coast.

The pride, dedication and excellence that Justice employees bring to their work is truly inspiring. We are Justice provides you with an opportunity to find out what working for Canada's Department of Justice is all about.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 4, 2012
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Justice Canada Publications
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This report provides a review of recent developments in regulatory action and program activity aimed at improving access to justice through assistance provided by non-lawyers in community-based not-for-profit settings. We call this type of assistance “community justice help”. The purpose of this report is to explore and identify the potential for supporting and expanding the roles for community justice help in Canada. The primary focus of our review is Canada, but recent developments in comparative jurisdictions are also considered.

Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2021
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  access to justice; justice system and policy; report;
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The Department of Justice Canada’s Transition Book speaks to the three distinctive roles played by the Department. The department’s roles are to act as: policy department with broad responsibilities for overseeing all matters relating to the administration of justice that fall within the federal domain; provider of a range of legal advisory, litigation, and legislative services to government departments and agencies; and central agency responsible for supporting the Minister in advising Cabinet on all legal matters including the constitutionality of government initiatives and activities. The Ministerial Transition binders also address the organization structure of the Department and the financial duties and responsibilities given to the Department of Justice alongside the unique programs held under the portfolio of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice including providing Legal Services to the Government and supporting a bilingual and bijural system of Justice. Further, the Ministerial transition Book addresses organizations related to the Department of Justice and the roles they play one of which is the Canadian Bar Association, a professional, voluntary organization that represents more than 37 000 lawyers and concerns itself with the carriage of justice and maintain the rule of law.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Apr. 28, 2016
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice Canada Minister’s Transition Book, Department of Justice, Department of Justice Act, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Access to Information, Legal decisions, Justice System, Crown Corporations, Law
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In accordance with section 6 of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA), the Values and Ethics Code of the Department of Justice (the Code) sets out the values and ethics that guide public servants at the Department in all their professional activities. It also provides a set of guidelines and principles to support ethical behaviour and decision making for all public servants. The Code outlines the values and expected behaviours that guide public servants in the Department in all activities related to their professional duties. The Code provides guidance for common situations involving our work at the Department.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Nov. 28, 2016
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Code of Values and Ethics
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This publication provides Canadians with a generalized view of how Canada's Justice System works. Specifically, it defines the differences between public and private law, how laws are kept up to date and the role that the Canadian Constitution in defining the fundamental rules and principles that govern Canada. Covered in both the PDF and HTML files are the roles of the public in the Justice system, alongside what is expected of Canadians when they are interacting with the Justice system as either a juror, witness or other positions. Viewers of this document in PDF format should note that as of 2015, it has been considered to be archived and will henceforth not be updated.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2015
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Canada's Court System, Laws, Canadian Constitution, Restorative Justice, Judicial Structures, Rule of Law, Restorative Justice
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The briefing document listed below was prepared for the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Additional material will be added as it becomes available. Please note the document has been processed under the Access to Information Act and certain information has been withheld from disclosure in accordance with the exemptions and exclusions in the Act. The Department of Justice Canada’s Transition Book speaks to the three distinctive roles played by the Department.

Last Updated: Jul. 7, 2020
Date Published: Nov. 1, 2019
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice Canada Minister’s Transition Book, Department of Justice, Department of Justice Act, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Access to Information, Legal decisions, Justice System, Crown Corporations, Law
Federal

The briefing document listed below was prepared for the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Additional material will be added as it becomes available. Please note the document has been processed under the Access to Information Act and certain information has been withheld from disclosure in accordance with the exemptions and exclusions in the Act. The Department of Justice Canada’s Transition Book speaks to the three distinctive roles played by the Department.

Last Updated: Jul. 7, 2020
Date Published: Jul. 5, 2019
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice Canada Minister’s Transition Book, Department of Justice, Department of Justice Act, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Access to Information, Legal decisions, Justice System, Crown Corporations, Law
Federal

We are working to ensure the Department of Justice work environment remains healthy, safe and secure for our employees during the COVID-19 situation. We are also committed to making sure everyone can easily access the latest confirmed information and guidance from health authorities and departments leading the federal response.

On this page you will find links to resources and messaging about a variety of COVID-19 topics as they relate to your work, your health, the courts, and the current situation.

Last Updated: May 4, 2020
Date Published: Mar. 18, 2020
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Covid-19, Coronavirus, Employee resources, Legal information, Court updates, Timekeeping, Health information, All-staff messages, Administrative information
Federal

The Open Government Implementation Plan (OGIP) for Justice Canada describes the approach the Department will take to meet the requirements of the Directive on Open Government. This is the OGIP that was written by Justice Canada in 2015. Since this was written, we have changed some of our activities and timelines.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 31, 2015
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: DOC HTML PDF
Keywords:  OGIP, Justice Canada, open government implementation plan
Federal

The Department of Justice is proposing an Open Justice commitment be included in Canada’s 2020-2022 National Action Plan on Open Government. Access to justice and open government are mutually supportive. Access to justice is a fundamental value in Canada, critical to maintaining and strengthening the rule of law, confidence in the justice system and democracy. However, accessing justice, particularly for civil and family matters, can be difficult for a host of reasons.

Last Updated: Jun. 2, 2020
Date Published: Jun. 1, 2020
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Open justice, Open government, Open Government Partnership, Sustainable Development Goals, UN's Agenda 2030, Access to justice, Programs, Legal aid
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