Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC

Free publications

Click the categories below to see all of our publications. You can read them online in PDF. Or you can order print copies for free.


Clear Skies

A graphic novel about family violence and your legal rights

Coping with Separation Handbook

Explains the emotional stages of separating from your spouse and suggests ways you and your children can cope

For Your Protection

Explains how and when to apply for peace bonds and family law protection orders, and what the differences are between them.

How to Apply for Welfare

Explains the process to get welfare, including how to qualify; apply by phone, in person, or online; apply for disability assistance; and appeal a ministry decision

Is That Legal?

Booklet to help youth become safer online when they use social media

Leaving Abuse

A graphic novel about a young mother who leaves her abusive partner and the steps she takes to get the support and legal aid she needs.

Live Safe, End Abuse

Fact sheets about relationship abuse that explain what abuse is and where people who are being abused can get help

Living Together or Living Apart

Explains the basics of family law in BC. Includes information on separation and divorce, including how to work out child and spousal support.

Mothers Leaving Abusive Partners

Plain language guide to legal process and terms for women with or without children who've been abused by their intimate partner (such as a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend).

Separation Agreements

Explains the law about fair division of family property or debt when spouses separate, and what to do if you believe your agreement might be unfair