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METRAC is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that prevents violence against women and youth. It provides: easy-to-understand, multilingual information about violence, safety, and the law’s impact on women and youth experiencing violence; legal information training for women and service providers; violence prevention workshops and training for youth, educators, and youth workers; and training for groups and service providers on Safety Audits and community safety issues. Through innovative public education, legal information, youth engagement, safety initiatives, research, policy work, and partnerships, METRAC seeks to build safety, justice, and equity for all women and youth.

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This is a public education campaign to ensure that Ontario women know their legal rights under Ontario family law. Are you having family difficulties? Dealing with issues like divorce, custody or support? Plain language legal information on women’s rights under Ontario family law is available in 14 languages and in multiple formats.

Your Legal Rights at is a website of legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario. The Your Legal Rights site contains the following features:

  • Resources: Legal information covering a wide range of legal topics, in a variety of formats, and available in dozens of languages
  • Common Questions: Questions and answers to everyday legal problems
  • Find Services: Interactive map of key legal and social services across Ontario
  • Training: Public legal education training webinars for service providers
  • News & Events: The latest headlines and community events about the law and access to justice

Your Legal Rights is a project of CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario).

The Ontario Women’s Justice Network website has accessible legal information about the law’s impact on diverse women and youth experiencing violence. It promotes an understanding of the law with respect to violence against women, providing accessible legal information to women and their service providers in a manner that reflects the diverse experiences and realities of women. OWJN is a project of METRAC (the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children,

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