Distribution (number and percent) of active civil court family cases by type, Canada, 2013/2014
|Type of civil court case||Number||Distribution|
|Total family cases||313.2||100.0|
|Child protection cases||31.8||10.2|
|Divorce cases with no issue(s) identified||76.0||24.3|
|Divorce cases with issue(s) identified||38.9||12.4|
|Other family cases||166.5||53.2|
|Access and/or custody cases||24.8||7.9|
|Access and/or custody and support cases||34.7||11.1|
|Other case types||67.9||21.7|
|Unknown case types||7.2||2.3|
Notes: Includes only the jurisdictions that report data to the Civil Court Survey (CCS). Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Saskatchewan began reporting data in 2013/2014 including only cases before superior level court (Court of Queen's Bench) in the judicial districts of Regina and Saskatoon (cases before Provincial Court and the Registrar in Bankruptcy in those judicial districts are excluded). The Civil Court Survey is designed to collect more than one type of family issue associated with a case event. For example, when a case involves divorce, custody and access, each of these issues can be recorded by the survey. The methodology used to classify family cases in this table is based on all issues that have been identified in a case, over the length of the case. The following hierarchy in the classification has been applied in order to group cases by issue into mutually exclusive categories: (1) divorce, (2) child protection, (3) access and/or custody and support, (4) access and/or custody, (5) support. In general, divorce and child protection each represent the primary issue identified in a case (the first issue reported) and only a very small number of family cases report both of these issues. The issue of support may include child support and/or spousal support and unspecified support. The other issues recorded by the survey are: separation, guardianship, enforcement, property, parentage, adoption, civil protection, estate matters, constitutional/charter and other family. The collection of data is from administrative records stored in civil court automated information systems. Given that the data are derived from records originally kept for non-statistical purposes, complete survey information is not always available. For example, information related to issues, such as custody, access and support, may not always be available from the court information systems and, as such, may be under reported.
Source: Statistics Canada, Civil Court Survey, 2013/2014, Cansim table 259-0012.
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