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Legal Resources

Legal Aid Ontario
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provides legal help in English and French for financially eligible low‑income Ontarians.
https://www.legalaid.on.ca/

Ontario Legal Clinic List
www.legalaid.on.ca/legal-clinics-list/

Tribunals Ontario
Tribunals Ontario is a group of 13 adjudicative tribunals that play an important role in the administration of justice in Ontario.
tribunalsontario.ca

Specialty Legal Clinics

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
A community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens
www.advocacycentreelderly.org

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
www.acto.ca

Black Legal Action Centre
www.blacklegalactioncentre.ca

Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)
csalc.ca

Human Rights Legal Support Centre
The HRLSC can help you if you need legal advice or assistance with respect to a matter covered by the Ontario Human Rights Code.
www.hrlsc.on.ca

South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)
salc.on.ca

Toronto Family Law Services
Legal Aid Ontario Family Law Lawyers and Duty Counsel may be able to help with free legal services Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Call 416-696-2992

Legal Information and Resources

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
Since 1974, CLEO has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.
www.cleo.on.ca/en

Your Legal Rights Resource Collection by CLEO
cleoconnect.ca/yourlegalrights

Steps to Justice
The Steps to Justice website is run by CLEO and gives reliable and practical information on common legal problems including:

  • step-by-step information to help you work through your legal problems
  • practical tools, such as checklists, fillable forms, and self-help guides
  • referral information for legal and social services across Ontario
  • live chat and email support if you can’t find the answers to your questions

Wills and Powers of Attorney
A will is a legal document that says how you want your estate to be divided once you die. A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone you trust the right to make financial or health care decisions for you.

The following websites have helpful information:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/administering-estates
https://www.ontario.ca/page/make-power-attorney
https://stepstojustice.ca/legal-topic/wills-and-powers-of-attorney/

Debt and Consumer Rights
DVCLS offers limited advice about issues relating to debt and consumer rights. The Steps to Justice website offers step-by-step information about debt, consumer rights and other common legal problems.
stepstojustice.ca/legal-topic/debt-and-consumer-rights/

Tareekh Pe Tareekh – “Know Your Employment Law Rights” Public Legal Education Campaign
A series of short educational videos in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali and Tamil on basic employment law rights in Ontario. You can find the videos on their Twitter account, @tareekpetareek, and on their Tik Tok account, @tareekhpetareekh1.