Here are some sites that might be of interest to Board Members of Community Legal Clinics.

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Community Legal Clinics

Algoma Community Legal Clinic

The Algoma Community Legal Clinic located in Sault Ste. Marie has been dedicated to helping low income people since 1984.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

CLEO is a community legal clinic that produces clear language material for people with low incomes. Main topics include social assistance, landlord and tenant law, refugee and immigration law, workers' compensation, women's issues, family law, employment insurance and human rights.

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (formerly known as Hastings and Prince Edward Legal Services) is a non-profit community legal clinic serving a large area in eastern Ontario.  This website carries a wealth of general information regarding issues relating to poverty law.

Arch: Disability Law Centre

ARCH: A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities is a specialty legal aid clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality-rights of persons with disabilities. ARCH proceeds on the following premises: Persons with disabilities are confronted with unique legal challenges; Persons with disabilities must have control over their own lives;A cross-disability approach to advocacy issues is essential, but it is equally important to recognize and respect difference; Persons with disabilities may also face disadvantage due to other reasons such as their gender, race, age economic status and sexual orientation, compounding their experience of discrimination or exclusion.

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) works to better the housing situation of Ontario residents who have low incomes including tenants, co-op members and people who are homeless. ACTO works with legal clinics, tenant associations and other groups and individuals concerned about housing issues

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) is a community based legal clinic for low-income senior citizens. ACE provides direct legal services to low-income seniors, public legal education, and engages in law reform activities. ACE services and activities are in relation to areas of law of special importance to the seniors' population.

Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

The Income Security Advocacy Centre works with and on behalf of low income communities in Ontario to address issues of income security and poverty. The Centre initiates and conducts test case and Charter litigation, law reform and community development related to federal and provincial income security programs such as Ontario Works, the Ontario Disability Support Program, Employment Insurance and the Canada Pension Plan. 

Justice for Children and Youth

Justice for Children and Youth provides legal representation to low-income children and youth in Toronto and vicinity.  We are a non-profit legal aid clinic that specializes in protecting the rights of those facing conflicts with the legal system, education, social service or mental health systems. We give summary legal advice, information and assistance to young people, parents (in education matters), professionals and community groups across Ontario.

West Scarborough Community Legal Services

West Scarborough Community Legal Services is a legal aid clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario since 1988 and is one of 2 legal aid clinics in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada (now part of the City of Toronto). We offer a variety of legal services to low income residents who live in 'west' Scarborough and who qualify financially. The clinic is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors, who are elected from our membership.  Our mission is: West Scarborough Community Legal Services exists to provide lower-income persons access to the legal system and to promote social justice through legal education, advice, representation, advocacy and community partnerships.

Other Links of Interest

Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario

The Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario is the representative body for Ontario's 77 community legal aid clinics. The Association's objectives are to: Improve the legal welfare of the communities served by member legal clinics; Promote unity and understanding among legal clinics in Ontario; Represent and advocate on behalf of legal clinics in Ontario; Promote and expand the legal clinic system in Ontario. The ACLCO is governed by a 13 person executive, made up of staff and board members from clinics throughout the province.  

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for providing legal aid services to low income Ontarians, and funds the 77 clinics which comprise the Community Legal Clinic system in Ontario.  It funds the Board Supports Initiative through a joint venture between itself and the clinic system under the auspices of PLAC (PL Advisory Committee).  The LAO website has a comprehensive listing of legal clinic websites, as well as useful information including a posting of the Legal Aid Services Act (LASA) which is the statutory foundation for Legal Aid and Community Legal Clinics in Ontario