|Monday - Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm;
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|9:00 am - 1:00 pm
|9:00 am - 12:00 pm;
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Areas of Practice:
Advice and Representation
We provide free summary advice to people who meet eligibility guidelines and whose legal problem falls within our areas of practice.
- Employment Insurance
- Immigration and Refugees
- Income Security
- CPP, CPP Disability, Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement
- Social Assistance
- Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
We also help with applications for birth certificates, name changes, rental subsidy agreements, notarization, and declarations of income for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), child care and housing.
Public Legal Education
We provide legal education at conferences and to organizations on topics of interest to people living in our community. We will consider all requests for presentations. We also provide printed, plain-language materials about topics in our areas of practice.
Advocacy and Test Cases
When the law harms our client community, we will take cases to higher courts, make submissions to government bodies and lobby politicians at all levels of government on behalf of our community.
As part of our mandate, we will help organize groups of tenants, low-wage workers, social assistance recipients or people who are homeless to assert their rights. This may involve working in concert with other progressive organizations to improve the quality of life in our community.