Improving legal rights – Victims of crime

This page provides a number of links and other information on law reform activities that our clinic, as well as others, is or has been involved in.

Our past law reform activities

Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment

In May 2015, we presented at the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment, a provincial committee whose mandate was to consider advice and recommendations with respect to the prevention of sexual violence and harassment for people living in Ontario.

As a result of these consultations, there was a change to legislation which removed the two-year limitation period for filing a CICB application for crimes of sexual violence or of "violence that occurred within a relationship of intimacy or dependency."

To read more about our past activities and projects, read our past newsletters and annual reports.


Read the 2004 report, by Janet Mosher, et al, "Walking on Eggshells: Abused Women's Experiences of Ontario's Welfare System."

Other law reform resources

National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is a not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes equality rights of Canadian women through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy.