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.


Aboriginal Child Protection Process (flow chart)

Provides an overview of the child protection process for Aboriginal families

Aboriginal Child Protection wallet card

Lets Aboriginal parents know about their right to get legal advice if they're being investigated for a child protection matter

All About Mediation (infographic poster)

A MyLawBC infographic poster that explains what mediation is, why you might want to use it to solve your differences instead of going to court, and where to find a mediator

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

Family Law in BC: Quick Reference Tool

Introduces you to the basics of family law, how you can reach an agreement, and how to deal with issues involving children and money

Getting Parenting and Support Orders (flow chart)

An overview of the process for getting parenting and support orders in Provincial (Family) Court

How Can We Resolve Our Family Law Issues (poster)

MyLawBC infographic poster that sets out information about how to resolve your family issues with or without going to court

How to Become a Child's Guardian

Explains how to apply to court to become a child's guardian

If You Can't Get Legal Aid for Your Child Protection Case

How to get a court-appointed lawyer for a complicated child protection hearing if you can't get legal aid but can't afford a lawyer

If Your Child Is Taken

Explains about child protection law and what you can do if the ministry takes your child from your home

Living Together or Living Apart

Explains the basics of family law in BC, separation and divorce, and how to work out child and spousal support

Relationship Violence Client Resources

Fact sheet for lawyers provides resources to help their client stay safe and get help with non-legal issues

Safety in Relationships for Trans Folk

Describes relationship abuse, provides tips for staying safer, dispels common myths, and lists community resources where help is available

Safety in Same-Gender Relationships

Describes relationship abuse, provides tips for staying safer, dispels common myths, and lists community resources where help is available

Safety Planning for Your Client

Fact sheet provides lawyers with the steps their client can take to start a safety plan and remain safe, and tells lawyers where to get more information and resources

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

Understanding Aboriginal Child Protection/Removal Matters

Explains what Aboriginal parents can do during a child protection investigation

Understanding Child Protection Mediation for Aboriginal Families

Explains how a mediator can help you work with the ministry

Understanding Court Orders and Hearings

Explains many of the court orders and hearings involved in child protection cases

Understanding Delegated Aboriginal Agencies

Explains what delegated Aboriginal agencies are and their potential role in child protection matters

Understanding the Extended Family Program

Explains how you can have your child stay with family or friends instead of going into foster care