Professor Julie Macfarlane at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor established The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) https://representingyourselfcanada.com/ to advance understanding of the challenges and hard choices facing the very large numbers of Canadians who now come to court without counsel. PLE resources are often developed to assist self-represented litigants in dealing with aspects of their litigation.
Documents of interest: Self-represented litigants
Burton, Sarah (2015). What self-represented litigants really want. LawNow vol 39:6. Available at http://www.lawnow.org/what-self-represented-litigants-actually-want/
Farrow, T et al (2012) Addressing the Needs of SRLs ACCA White Paper March 2012 Final Revised Version
Government of Canada (June 2016) Self-represented litigants in family law. Just Facts Available at http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/fl-lf/divorce/jf-pf/srl-pnr.html
Macfarlane, J (2013) Macfarlane National Self-represented litigants project Final Report 2013