Website provides free legal information

Educaloi explains citizen rights on a range of topics, including cyberbullying, parental separation, sexual activity, abortion and vaccinations

Website provides free legal information

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Whether you’re coping with difficult life changes such as a divorce or have questions about your rights regarding health, education, or neighbour disputes; it’s important to be well informed.

Éducaloi (www.educaloi.qc.ca) is a charitable organization that helps Quebecers access the civil justice system by providing free and easy-to-understand information on the law, rights, and responsibilities.

Founded in 2000, the organization addresses concerns in housing disputes, child custody, wills and estates, separation, and more. Among other important topics, teenagers can access information regarding cyberbullying, parental separation, sexual activity, abortion, and vaccinations.

Information easily accessible on the website

Those searching for information can first head to the articles in The Law by Topics section. Common questions pertaining to separation and divorce, families and couples, housing, health, and more are covered.

Couples with dependent children who are separating, and would like to avoid court, can learn how they may be eligible for free mediation. Also, couples who are either married or common-law without dependents may benefit from a pilot program by the Quebec government. From now until June 30, 2022, they can have   three hours of free mediation to help them decide how to divide family and matrimonial property.

We believe that it’s essential that our content is up to date when you need information.

Changes to the Divorce Act came into force today. Learn what’s changed in our article.

Posted by Éducaloi on Monday, March 1, 2021

Web Guides bring together Éducaloi articles and videos for a deeper look at various issues, such as the legal impacts of a breakup or immigration status of new arrivals to Quebec. The Women’s Health Guide explains how law is present in all areas of life including your health — from the doctor’s office to sexual consent with your partner. Printable guides, pamplets, videos, and infographics help further relay valuable information surrounding legal rights.

Through Legal Life Skills launched in 2018-2019, Éducaloi also offers free legal education resources to high schools with workshops and expert guest speakers. Content helps teachers and students engage in discussions and debates surrounding law concepts, and teachers can also download free educational guides to use in the classroom.

A useful and needed resource

The team at Éducaloi has expertise in law, communications, and education.Use of the website grows yearly. Almost five million users visited in 2019-2020, a 15 per cent increase from the previous year. Users of the English side of the website increased by 16 per cent.

For more information, visit educaloi.qc.ca.