Legal Resources

National Resources

Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)
CCD is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an accessible and inclusive Canada.

Legal Line
Legal Line is a federal not-for-profit organization that provides free legal information to Canadians through its website, telephone and fax-on-demand systems.


Alberta Resources

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA)
LAA provides a range of legal services to low-income Albertans in a number of areas of law including family, criminal, and civil.

Edmonton Community Legal Centre
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a not-for-profit organization that offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area. They assist through information, advice, representation or referrals to appropriate agencies.

The Law Society of Alberta – Lawyer Referral Service
The Law Society of Alberta is an information referral service that assists people in finding a lawyer in the area of law which they require services. It is independent of Legal Aid Alberta, and does not financially subsidize its legal services.


British Columbia Resources

Legal Services Society (LSS)
LSS provides legal aid services in British Columbia. It gives priority to people with low incomes, but many of its services are available to all British Columbians. These include representation by a lawyer, legal advice, and legal information.

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
CLAS provides legal assistance to disadvantaged people throughout British Columbia. It specializes in the areas of poverty, disability, workers’ compensation, employment insurance, mental health, human rights and equality law.

British Columbia Human Rights Coalition
The British Columbia Human Rights Coalition operates a clinic and advocacy programs that protect the human rights of citizens in the province of British Columbia. Their education and consultation programs help to prevent discrimination; their law reform program seeks to promote and expand human rights protections.


Manitoba Resources

Legal Aid Manitoba
Legal Aid Manitoba provides legal advice and representation to eligible low-income individuals and groups. It also provides referrals to other organizations that may be able to meet a client’s needs.

Manitoba Worker Advisor Office
The Manitoba Worker Advisor Office is a branch of Manitoba Labour and Immigration that provides free, confidential advice, assistance and in some cases, representation to workers and/or their dependants who have claims with the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba.


New Brunswick Resources

New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission
The New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission provides legal assistance to eligible applicants in certain criminal and family law matters.


Newfoundland and Labrador Resources

Legal Aid Commission

The Legal Aid Commission ensures that people with limited financial means have access to legal counsel.


Northwest Territories Resources

Legal Services Board of the Northwest Territories


Nova Scotia Resources

Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission
Legal Aid may provide a lawyer to someone who could not otherwise afford one. To be eligible, an applicant must be receiving Social Assistance Benefits or be in an equivalent financial position. Legal services are provided mainly in the areas of family and criminal law.

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is the independent government agency charged with administering that act and with educating Nova Scotians on race relations and other human rights-related issues.


Nunavut Resources

Legal Services Board of Nunavut 867-360-4603
The Legal Services Board of Nunavut runs the legal aid program for Nunavut.


Ontario Resources

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)
LAO is available to low income individuals and disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems. Located in 48 communities across the province, legal aid area offices receive and process client applications and issue legal aid certificates to eligible people. Visit this website to find the legal aid area office closest to your community.

ARCH Disability Law Centre
ARCH Disability Law Centre is a specialty legal aid clinic that is dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of persons with disabilities in Ontario.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
CLEO is a community legal clinic that specializes in public legal education. It mainly serves people with low income and other disadvantaged groups such as immigrants and refugees, women, seniors, and injured workers. It publishes resources that describe the law as simply and clearly as possible to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.

To find out more about other specialized legal community clinics in Ontario, visit: www.legalaid.on.ca

Mental Health Service Information Ontario (MHSIO)
MHSIO provides information about mental health services and supports available in communities across Ontario. This service is free, confidential, anonymous and accessible 24 hours a day.

Reach Canada
Reach Canada mobilizes a network of more than 180 lawyers in the Ottawa region to help people with disabilities deal with problems related to wills, pensions, and consumer products and services.


Prince Edward Island Resources

Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission
The Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission administers and enforces the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Act. The Commission also develops programs of public information and education about human rights through seminars, publications, responses to general inquiries and a resource centre.


Quebec Resources

La Commission des services juridiques (CSJ)
La Commission des services juridiques (CSJ) est l’organisme chargé de l’application de la Loi sur l’aide juridique au Québec.

Confederation des organismes de personnes handicapees de Quebec

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse


Saskatchewan Resources

Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission
The Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission provides legal services to persons and organizations for criminal and civil matters where those persons and organizations are financially unable to secure these services from their own resources. To find an office near you, visit: www.legalaid.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission’s job is to discourage and eliminate discrimination. It does so in three ways: investigates complaints of discrimination; promotes and approves equity programs; and educates people about human rights law in Saskatchewan.

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC)
PBSC is the world’s only national pro bono student organization. PBSC programs engage approximately 2,000 law students across the country who are given the opportunity to develop legal skills while providing critical legal services to hundreds of public interest organizations, community groups, government agencies, legal clinics and lawyers working pro bono, as well as unrepresented individuals at courthouses and administrative tribunals.

Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities, Inc.
Advocates for self-determination and inclusion of people with disabilities.


Yukon Resources

Yukon Legal Services Society
Yukon Legal Services Society (YLSS) is Yukon’s legal aid service provider. It exists to ensure that low-income individuals living in the Yukon have access to justice by providing legal aid services and supports to other Yukon justice programs helping low-income individuals.

Yukon Human Rights Commission
The mandate of the Commission is the promotion of human rights and the resolution of situations of discrimination under the Yukon Human Rights Act. It provides training and educational resources to schools, community groups, employers, service providers and the public.

 

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