CLEONet's collection includes community legal education resources produced by organizations from across Ontario. Below is a dropdown menu followed by an alphabetical listing of all these organizations. For more information on an organization, or to view their resources, click on the organization's name.
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Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) (1 resource)
The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) promotes programs and policies which tackle the problems of energy poverty and homelessness, reduce Ontario's contribution to smog and climate change, and promote a healthy economy through the more efficient use of energy, a transition to renewable sources of energy, education, and consumer protection.
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (2 resources)
OHPHA represents over 760 non-profit housing providers across Ontario, housing over 250,000 people in 160,000+ rental units. ONPHA provides research, sample policies, education and training, and management help on issues and topics that affect affordable housing in Ontario.
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto (ALST) (2 resources)
The mission of Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto is to strengthen the capacity of the Aboriginal community and its citizens to deal with justice issues and provide Aboriginal-controlled and culturally based justice alternatives.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance (1 resource)
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance (AODA Alliance) was formed to ensure that the Ontarians with Disabilities Act is clearly understood by the disability community and to encourage citizens who care about the removal of barriers to participate in the standards development process.
ACCPC (2 resources)
Augmentative Communication Community Partnerships - Canada (ACCPC) is a national community-based organization which provides education, research and resources for people who have severe speech impairments and who use other ways to communicate such as picture displays, alphabet boards and voice-output devices.
ADR Institute of Canada (1 resource)
The ADR Institute of Canada is a national non-profit organization committed to excellence in using alternative dispute resolution processes to prevent and resolve disputes. It offers information, professional development, and rules and services for the management of disputes.
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) (25 resources)
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.
Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE) (17 resources)
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.
AJEFO (6 resources)
The Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario / Association of French Speaking Jurists of Ontario (AJEFO) speaks for lawyers, judges, personnel of the administration of justice, law professors, law students, and others who work toward the promotion of access to justice in French and English, the official languages of the courts of Ontario.
ARCH Disability Law Centre (6 resources)
ARCH Disability Law Centre is an Ontario-based specialty legal clinic that is dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of persons with disabilities, regardless of the nature of the disability. ARCH provides education to the public on disability rights and to the legal profession about disability law. ARCH's other activities include law reform, disability legal writing and analysis, and test case litigation. ARCH offers a summary legal advice and referral service, has a specialized disability reference centre, maintains an informative website on disability and the law and publishes the disability law newsletter, ARCH Alert.
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (1 resource)
The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia for over 30 years. Their mission is to raise awareness around issues that affect the lives of people who live with a disability.
BC Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP) (1 resource)
The Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP) opened under the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General with a mandate to develop and coordinate B.C.'s response to human trafficking. OCTIP joins forces with key provincial ministries, federal departments, municipal governments, law enforcement agencies, community based and aboriginal organizations, in the development and delivery of an integrated and permanent response to human trafficking in B.C.
BOOST - Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention (1 resource)
BOOST - Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education and awareness, and to collaborating with our community partners to provide services to children, youth and their families.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) (1 resource)
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada's national housing agency. CMHC works to enhance Canada's housing finance options, assist Canadians who cannot afford housing in the private market, improve building standards and housing construction, and provide policymakers with the information and analysis they need to sustain a vibrant housing market in Canada.
Canada Revenue Agency (1 resource)
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories, and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (1 resource)
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) is an association of self-governing community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for women and girls in the justice sytem, particularly those who are, or may be, criminalized.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (1 resource)
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of this country's largest cultural institutions. Through the delivery of a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services, CBC-Radio/Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.
Canadian Centre for Elder Law (2 resources)
The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is a national, non-profit body dedicated to exploring the particular legal issues which affect older Canadians.
Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) (1 resource)
The Canadian Centre for International Justice/Centre canadien pour la justice internationale is a charitable organization that works with survivors of genocide, torture and other atrocities to seek redress and bring perpetrators to justice.
Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) (9 resources)
The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is a non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada.
Canadian Council of Muslim Women (3 resources)
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is a national non-profit organization of believing women committed to the equality, equity and empowerment of Muslim women. CCMW promotes Muslim women's identity in the Canadian context, and encourages mutual understanding between Canadian Muslim women and women of other faiths.
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) (2 resources)
The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is a non-profit, public interest organization established in 1970 to use existing laws to protect the environment and to advocate environmental law reforms.
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (5 resources)
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally. We accomplish this through research, legal and policy analysis, education, advocacy, and community mobilization
Canadian Human Rights Commission (2 resources)
The Canadian Human Rights Commission investigates and tries to settle complaints of discrimination in employment and in the provision of services within federal jurisdiction. The Commission is responsible for ensuring that federally regulated employers provide equal opportunities for employment to the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.
Canadian Judicial Council (1 resource)
The Canadian Judicial Council was established to help promote efficiency, uniformity, and accountability, and to improve the quality of judicial service in the superior courts of Canada. It has authority over all federally appointed judges in Canada, including the power to investigate complaints about judges' conduct.
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (3 resources)
The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime is a national, non-profit victim advocacy group that lobbies for victims rights and effective justice reform. It offers resources and services to victims of crime across Canada.
Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association (1 resource)
The Canada Superior Courts Judges Association represents superior court judges across Canada.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) (1 resource)
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is a labour union that represents postal workers and other workers in more than 15 private sector bargaining units across Canada.
CASHRA (1 resource)
The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) is the national association of Canada’s government agencies charged with administering provincial and territorial human rights legislation. Its goals are to foster collaboration among its members and to serve as a national voice on human rights issues of common concern.
Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (8 resources)
The Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System is a non-profit organization committed to helping children and families involved with the legal system.
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) (10 resources)
The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA ) was established to ensure that human rights protections in housing would be effective for low income households and to address systemic barriers to accessing affordable accommodation.
Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (1 resource)
The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW) fosters research and disseminates knowledge about the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) (2 resources)
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) was established in 1994 to link immigration services with citizenship registration, to promote the unique ideals all Canadians share and to help build a stronger Canada.
City of Toronto (2 resources)
CLEO (93 resources)
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) is a community legal clinic dedicated to providing low-income and disadvantaged communities in Ontario with the legal information and education they need to understand and exercise their legal rights. CLEO's materials can be viewed or ordered free of charge from its web site at www.cleo.on.ca.
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc. (3 resources)
The Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc. is an independent non-profit organization funded by Legal Aid Ontario. The clinic offers free legal and paralegal services in English and French to the low-income population of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (24 resources)
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) is a community legal clinic serving residents of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington counties. The clinic was formerly named Hastings and Prince Edward Legal Services.
Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) (1 resource)
CLASP is a community service provided by the students of Osgoode Hall Law School. It is committed to the pursuit of social justice, the empowerment of historically disadvantaged communities, and the elimination of systemic barriers to the justice system through individual advocacy, community development, law reform, and clinical education.
Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc. (12 resources)
Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc. (CLS) is a non-profit public legal education project. CLS provides workshops on a variety of social welfare law topics to non-profit community organizations, social service agencies, and various marginalized and low-income citizen groups.
Community Legal Clinic - Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk (3 resources)
The Community Legal Clinic - Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk provides free legal services for low-income people. Advice and representation is available to clients who have problems such as housing, social assistance, government pensions, workers' compensation, and employment insurance.
Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes (5 resources)
Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes is mandated to increase access to legal services and to promote the legal well-being of the community, either through the delivery of direct legal services or engaging in law reform and/or community education.
Community Legal Information Association of P.E.I. (1 resource)
Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island is a non-profit registered charity that provides information, referrals, and support to Prince Edward Islanders on legal issues.
Community Resource Connections of Toronto (1 resource)
Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) supports and enables adults with serious mental health problems to live with dignity and fulfilment in the community. CRCT works toward achieving its mission through the provision of case management services, court support services, consultation and information services; and through advocacy, research, evaluation, community capacity building and training and education.
Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada (3 resources)
Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, Inc. is a not-for-profit, community-based organization that teaches consumers how to budget, get out of debt, and use credit wisely.
Consular Affairs Bureau, Government of Canada (1 resource)
Consular Affairs Bureau is a bureau within Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada. This bureau provides information and support to Canadians travelling and living aboard.
Consumer Measures Committee (1 resource)
The Consumer Measures Committee (CMC) provides a federal-provincial-territorial forum for national cooperation to improve the marketplace for Canadian consumers, through harmonization of laws, regulations and practices and through actions to raise public awareness.
Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals (1 resource)
The Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in administrative justice. It provides a forum for discussion, education, research, and policy development in the field of administrative justice.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) (1 resource)
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) is an independent agency of the Ministry of the Attorney General. The role of the Board is to award financial compensation to victims of violent crimes committed in the Province of Ontario.
Deal.org (2 resources)
Affiliated with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, this web site is an information and prevention tool for youth. By addressing a variety of subjects through their web site, the program hopes to encourage youth throughout Canada to make healthy, informed decisions and to get involved in their communities.
Department of Justice Canada (10 resources)
The people of the Department of Justice work to ensure that Canadians enjoy a justice system that is fair, accessible and efficient. The department helps the federal government to develop policy and to make and reform laws as needed.
Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic (1 resource)
Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic Inc. assists people with disability advocacy. It does not charge fees for advocacy unless the claimant wins.
Durham Community Legal Clinic (1 resource)
The Durham Community Legal Clinic offers a variety of legal services to low-income residents of Durham Region. Services are largely free for those who qualify. The clinic works with individuals, groups, and service providers to improve legal rights and promote access to justice.
Elliot Lake & North Shore Community Legal Clinic (1 resource)
Elliot Lake & North Shore Community Legal Clinic , located in the North Shore area of the province in the City of Elliot Lake, strives to provide legal assistance to low-income Ontarians who are bilingual and seek assistance in either French or English.
Epilepsy Ontario (1 resource)
Epilepsy Ontario is a registered charitable non-profit health organization dedicated to promoting independence and optimal quality of life for children and adults living with epilepsy and their families, through information, support services, advocacy, education and research.
Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) (13 resources)
This is a public education campaign to ensure that Ontario women know their legal rights under Ontario family law. A primary focus is reaching women who may be vulnerable and isolated due to recent immigration, language, disability, or other factors limiting access.
Family Service Toronto (FST) (1 resource)
Family Service Toronto (FST) is a non-profit social service agency offering a wide range of multilingual counselling and support programs that reflect the needs of Toronto's diverse communities. The FST's mission is to promote strengthened individuals and families in just and supportive communities.
FASD Ontario Justice Committee (1 resource)
The FASD Ontario Justice Committee (members of the FASD Stakeholders of Ontario) have developed the FASD and the Justice System web site with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, as a resource for justice system professionals and others who wish to understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
FCJ Refugee Centre (2 resources)
The FCJ Refugee Centre has a mandate to give shelter to women and children, provide counselling and support services to refugees and uprooted people, and assist refugees and uprooted people to adjust to Canadian society.
Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (3 resources)
The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) is a non-profit organization which advocates for better rights for tenants. Founded in 1974, it is the oldest and largest tenant federation in Canada.
Flemingdon Community Legal Services (4 resources)
Flemingdon Community Legal Services is an accessible, non-profit, community-based, poverty law clinic in northeast Toronto.
Government of Canada (1 resource)
The Government of Canada web site provides a gateway to information on the Canadian government including a range of services, departments and agencies.
Government of Ontario (5 resources)
Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic (5 resources)
The Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic is a law office which provides free legal information, advice and representation, as well as other services, to low-income residents of Grey and Bruce counties. The clinic is a non-profit corporation staffed by lawyers, community legal workers, and administrative staff, and is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the community.
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (3 resources)
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario is a not-for-profit, community-based legal clinic serving people in Ontario who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. HALCO provides legal information, advice and representation. It also produces materials, conducts public education, engages in test cases/law reform, and acts as a resource to other legal clinics, lawyers and community organizations.
Hamilton Tenant Education Project (2 resources)
The Hamilton Tenant Education Project (HTEP) is an initiative of the Solutions for Housing Action Committee (SHAC). The goal of the project is to help people find and maintain affordable rental housing by providing tenants with needed information about how to find rental accommodation, how to start tenant associations, and how to enforce their rights.
Health Providers Against Poverty (1 resource)
Health Providers Against Poverty is a group of about seventy health care providers, from southern Ontario communities, who specialize in caring for low income people and who are concerned about the impact of poverty on the health of clients.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (3 resources)
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) is responsible for providing all Canadians with the tools they need to thrive and prosper in the workplace and community.
Human Rights Legal Support Centre (6 resources)
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre offers human rights legal services to Ontarians who believe they have experienced discrimination. The Centre’s services range from legal assistance in filing an application at the Tribunal to legal representation on human rights applications.
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (1 resource)
The Tribunal's role in the human rights system in Ontario is to resolve applications concerning complaints of discrimination made under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) (8 resources)
The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) 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.
Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (5 resources)
Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO) is a community legal aid clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario since 1975, serving the injured worker community in Ontario.
Jane-Finch.com (1 resource)
Jane-Finch.com is a community broadcaster, digital library, and the first web site about Toronto's Jane-Finch community, which is known for its dense immigrant population, crime rate, and poverty.
Jewish Women International of Canada (1 resource)
Jewish Women International of Canada is a volunteer organization dedicated to ending violence against women, through education, awareness and advocacy about all issues that affect women’s safety and security and that of their children.
Justice for Children and Youth (16 resources)
Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) is a non-profit community legal clinic that provides legal representation to low-income children and youth in the Toronto area. It gives summary legal advice, information, and assistance to young people, parents (in education matters), professionals, and community groups across Ontario.
Kingston Community Legal Clinic (1 resource)
Kingston Community Legal Clinic serves low-income residents of the City of Kingston, and the Townships of South Frontenac and Frontenac Islands. The clinic’s mission is to promote justice, equality, rights, and independence for low-income people.
Laidlaw Foundation (2 resources)
The Laidlaw Foundation promotes youth development through youth engagement in the arts, environment, and community.
Lake Country Community Legal Clinic (1 resource)
Lake Country Community Legal Clinic is a legal clinic that provides free legal information, advice, and representation, as well as other services, to low-income residents in Bracebridge, Ontario.
Landlord and Tenant Board (1 resource)
The Landlord and Tenant Board's role is to provide information about the Residential Tenancies Act and to resolve disputes between most residential landlords and tenants. The Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal is now known as the Landlord and Tenant Board.
Landlord's Self-Help Centre (1 resource)
Landlord's Self-Help Centre is the only community clinic that provides services exclusively to small-scale landlords in Ontario. It is mandated to educate members of the community in landlord and tenant relations.
Law Society of Upper Canada (8 resources)
The Law Society of Upper Canada is responsible for regulating lawyers in Ontario according to the laws of the province. The Law Society also provides legal services and information to support the public and promote access to justice.
Law Union of Ontario (1 resource)
The Law Union of Ontario, founded in 1974, is a coalition of over 200 progressive lawyers, law students, and legal workers.
Legal Aid Ontario (4 resources)
Legal Aid Ontario is an independent, publicly funded, and publicly accountable non-profit corporation that administers the province's legal aid program.
Legal Resource Centre, University of Alberta (1 resource)
The Legal Resource Centre (formerly the Legal Studies Program) of the University of Alberta provides non- degree educational opportunities in the area of continuing law-related education for the general public, professionals, and people who are trained in law or who have law-related careers. It is the mission of the Legal Resource Centre to "engage people in lifelong learning about law and justice as a means of enhancing the accessibility and quality of law and justice".
Legal Services Society (LSS), British Columbia (4 resources)
Legal Services Society (LSS) is British Columbia's legal aid services provider. LSS provides legal information through publications and a toll-free hotline that provides legal information, referrals, and, in some cases, legal advice.
LGBTQ Parenting Connection (3 resources)
The LGBTQ Parenting Connection is a network of agencies and organizations that provide information, resources, and support to LGBTQ-led families and work to create healthy and informed communities within which LGBTQ-led families can thrive.
Maytree Foundation (1 resource)
The Maytree Foundation is a private Canadian charitable foundation established in 1982 to combat systemic poverty in Canada. Maytree views immigration and urbanization as powerful elements in the Canadian landscape, and works to accelerate the settlement of refugees and immigrants in large urban centres. Maytree also works to strengthen the vibrancy of civil society by supporting the development of strong leaders and organizations.
Mental Health Works (1 resource)
Mental Health Works is an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario. It helps organizations play a role supporting the mental health of their employees and respond appropriately when employees experience mental health problems.
METRAC (14 resources)
Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) is a community-based organization that seeks to decrease and finally eliminate all forms of violence against women and children. METRAC is committed to the right of women and children to live their lives free of violence and the threat of violence.
Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (4 resources)
The Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MCSCA) is a community-based legal clinic which provides free legal advice and representation to low income greater Toronto residents who speak Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian in areas of law such as social assistance, employment, immigration and housing. It provides public legal education and engages in law reform activities to advocate for the communities served.
Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (3 resources)
The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (formerly the Coalition for Change) is comprised of advocacy and community groups, unions, workers, and community members whose aim is to improve working conditions and fight for better protections for live-in caregivers, seasonal agricultural workers, and other temporary foreign workers.
Mississauga Community Legal Services (1 resource)
The clinic provides free legal information, advice and representation to low-income residents of Mississauga and Malton. It deals with issues related to Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Immigration, Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Workplace Safety and Insurance (WSIB), and tenants.
MOSAIC (2 resources)
MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society. MOSAIC's mandate is to support and to empower immigrant and refugee communities, helping them to address critical issues in their neighborhoods and workplace.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) (2 resources)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) is a non-profit, grassroots organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and to supporting the victims of this violent crime.
Movement for Canadian Literacy (1 resource)
The Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL) is a national non-profit organization representing literacy coalitions, organizations, and individuals from every province and territory. Their mission is to be a national voice for literacy for every Canadian through networking, research, government liaison, learner development, communication, collaboration and building the capacity to support the people and organizations involved with adult literacy education.
MS Society of Canada - B.C. and Yukon Division (3 resources)
Since 1975, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada in British Columbia and the Yukon has been supporting MS research and providing services and programs to enhance the quality of the lives of people affected by MS and their families.
National Day Against Homophobia (1 resource)
National Day Against Homophobia is an international event initiated and promoted by Fondation Émergence of Quebec in 2003. Since its recognition by the World Health Organization, the World Day Against Homophobia is May 17. The goal is social acceptance of homosexuality, through the eradication of homophobia and the acceptance and celebration of the gay and lesbian members of society.
Neighbourhood Legal Services (1 resource)
Located in Toronto, Neighbourhood Legal Services gives free legal help to people with low incomes. The clinic deals primarily with tenant issues, social assistance, pensions, immigration, employment, and human rights.
Nipissing Community Legal Clinic (1 resource)
The Nipissing Community Legal Clinic provides legal representation and advice related to tenancy matters, employment insurance, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, and Canada Pension Plan, as well as some criminal injuries compensation and human rights matters.
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation (13 resources)
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation delivers and coordinates a range of legal services and alternative processes that are culturally sensitive to, and enhance, our unique values, customs and traditions to promote healing and reintegration with First Nation communities.
Northwest Community Legal Clinic (7 resources)
The Northwest Community Legal Clinic provides free services to people of low income in the Kenora and Rainy River Districts. It operates from three offices, located in Fort Frances, Kenora, and Atikokan. It is funded by Legal Aid Ontario.
ODSP Action Coalition (1 resource)
The ODSP Action Coalition pushes for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) legislative and policy improvements and for improvements to the way social assistance recipients are treated by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) (1 resource)
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is an independent advisory agency that provides advice to the Attorney General of Ontario on victims' issues.
Office of the Independent Police Review Director (1 resource)
The role of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) is to make sure that public complaints against police in Ontario are dealt with fairly, efficiently, and effectively.
Office of the Worker Adviser (2 resources)
The Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA) is an independent agency of the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The OWA provides free services to non-unionized injured workers and their survivors in workplace insurance matters.
OFL Workers Under 30 Committee (6 resources)
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) speaks for 700,000 organized Ontario workers and provides its affiliated labour councils and local unions with a variety of services. The OFL Workers Under 30 Committee works to help educate youth about unions.
Ombudsman Ontario (1 resource)
The Ombudsman's job is to investigate complaints about provincial government organizations. Ontario's Ombudsman is an officer of the provincial legislature who is independent of the government and political parties.
Ontario Association for Family Mediation (1 resource)
Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) is a non-profit association that promotes mediation as the first choice for resolving family conflicts.
Ontario Bar Association (OBA) (2 resources)
The Ontario Bar Association is a branch of the Canadian Bar Association, an organization of lawyers formed to provide support by the profession to the profession so that it may render better service to its members and the public. This is accomplished by both education and representation to government on topics of current concern.
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (3 resources)
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) acts as a collective voice for 170 agencies serving immigrants and coordinates response to the shared needs and concerns of these agencies.
Ontario Energy Board (1 resource)
The Ontario Energy Board is the regulator of Ontario's natural gas and electricity industries. The Board also provides advice on energy matters referred to it by the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Natural Resources.
Ontario Human Rights Commission (14 resources)
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)is an arm's length agency of government accountable to the Legislature through the Attorney General. The Commission's mandate under the Code includes: promoting a culture of human rights; conducting public inquiries; initiating its own applications (formerly called "complaints"); intervening in proceedings at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO); focusing on engaging in proactive measures to prevent discrimination using public education, policy development, research and analysis.
Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) (1 resource)
The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is a collaborative network of organizations and individuals who work together on provincial and local levels to promote understanding, education, and dialogue, supporting a responsive and inclusive justice system.
Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services (3 resources)
The Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services provides funding for child welfare, family intervention services, youth justice services, children's community support services, children's mental health services, and child care.
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (1 resource)
The Ministry of Community and Social Services has two core businesses: income and employment supports, and social and community services. Services are provided to those who are in need, including: adults; children and youth; and people with physical and developmental disabilities.
Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services (11 resources)
The Ministry of Consumer Services describes its purpose as being "to educate, protect and serve Ontario consumers by ensuring a fair, safe and informed marketplace."
Ontario Ministry of Education (1 resource)
The Ministry of Education administers the system of publicly funded elementary and secondary school education in Ontario, in accordance with the directions set by the provincial government.
Ontario Ministry of Labour (5 resources)
The Ministry of Labour's mission is to advance safe, fair, and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario.
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General (28 resources)
The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system that reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves across government and the province. It strives to manage the justice system in an equitable, affordable and accessible way throughout the province
Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (1 resource)
The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) administers Ontario's Motor Vehicle Dealers Act on behalf of the Ministry of Consumer Services. Their mandate is to maintain a fair, safe, and informed marketplace in Ontario by protecting the rights of consumers, enhancing industry professionalism, and ensuring fair, honest, and open competition for registered motor vehicle dealers.
Ontario Native Women's Association (7 resources)
The Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) is a not-for-profit organization that empowers and supports Aboriginal women and their families in the province of Ontario.
Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN) (8 resources)
The Ontario Women's Justice Network promotes an understanding of the law with respect to violence against women, providing accessible legal information to women and their supporters in a manner that reflects the diverse experiences and realities of women.
Parkdale Community Legal Services (2 resources)
Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) is a community legal clinic located in the west end of Toronto that provides free legal advice, assistance, and representation to low-income residents living in the Parkdale and Swansea area.
Parole Board of Canada (3 resources)
The Parole Board of Canada, as part of the criminal justice system, makes independent, conditional release and pardon decisions and clemency recommendations.
Pay Equity Office (PEO) (1 resource)
The Pay Equity Office (PEO) administers the Pay Equity Act through two operational units: Review Services, the enforcement arm of the PEO; and Education and Communication Services, which provides information, publications and training on all aspects of pay equity.
Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse (1 resource)
The Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse (PCAWA) is a group of 47 service providers from the social service, legal, educational, medical and ethno-specific sectors working to develop a comprehensive and effective community response to woman abuse in the Region of Peel.
People for Education (1 resource)
People for Education is dedicated to the ideal of a fully publicly-funded education system that guarantees every child access to the education that meets his or her needs.
People's Law School (1 resource)
The People's Law School has as its goal to help people throughout British Columbia gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities under the law and to provide them, especially those with particular legal needs, with reliable and impartial information about the law.
Peterborough Community Legal Centre (4 resources)
The Peterborough Community Legal Centre is a community legal clinic, funded by Legal Aid Ontario, that provides free legal services to low-income residents of the Peterborough area.
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) (1 resource)
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) is a non-profit organization established in 1989 by and for families committed to future planning and securing a good life for their relative with a disability.
Pro Bono Law Ontario (4 resources)
Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase access to justice for all of Ontario's citizens. PBLO develops special projects through law firms, legal clinics, or community-based organizations to provide free legal services to eligible members of the public. These services are also available for nonprofit or charitable groups.
Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO) (22 resources)
The Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO) provides independent and confidential advocacy services and rights advice to consumers of and those seeking access to psychiatric services. The PPAO works to empower clients to make informed decisions about their care, treatment, and legal rights.
Public Legal Education and Information Service - NB (2 resources)
Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) has a mandate to develop a variety of bilingual educational products and services about the law for the public in order to promote access to the legal system. The goal is to assist the public in identifying and understanding their legal rights and responsibilities with a view to improving their ability to deal with legal matters.
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) (1 resource)
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is a union whose members work for the federal government and its agencies; private sector enterprises; universities, women's shelters, and others in the broader public sector; and the Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories governments.
R.E.N.T. Waterloo (1 resource)
R.E.N.T. (Renters Educating & Networking Together) Waterloo is a proactive non-partisan group of citizens who seek to improve the state of tenants within the Region of Waterloo through education, organization, and general representation.
RDSP Ontario (1 resource)
Reena (1 resource)
Reena is a non-profit social service agency dedicated to integrating people who have a developmental disability into the mainstream of society.
Rural Legal Services (2 resources)
Rural Legal Services is a community legal clinic that provides legal services to low-income residents of northern Frontenac and northern Lennox and Addington counties.
School Advocacy Hamilton (2 resources)
School Advocacy Hamilton has information about the rights and responsibilities of parents and students. Its goal is to empower families so that they can participate in the education of their children.
Service Canada (9 resources)
Service Canada is the Government of Canada’s one-stop service delivery network. In partnership with other departments, agencies, and levels of government, its goal is to give users easier access to the programs and services they need in one place.
Settlement.Org (20 resources)
Settlement.Org provides newcomers with information and resources to settle in Ontario.
Sex Information and Education Council (1 resource)
The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) is a national registered charitable organization founded in 1964 to foster professional education and public knowledge about sexuality and sexual health.
Sexual Assault Care Centre, The Scarborough Hospital (1 resource)
The Sexual Assault Care Centre provides medical treatment and counselling to anyone over the age of twelve who has been sexually assaulted. The Centre is located in the Grace Division of The Scarborough Hospital.
Simon Shields, LLB (1 resource)
Simon Shields is a private bar lawyer who publishes the web site isthatlegal.ca. The site provides a series of guides on various areas of law as a public service.
SmartSAVER (1 resource)
Smart SAVER is a non-profit project intended to help families find out how to start an Registered Education Savings Plan and how to get government money for their children's education after high school.
Social Action and Advocacy Committee (1 resource)
Social Action and Advocacy Committee (SAAC) is a community-based committee spearheaded and supported by the YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo and YWCA Cambridge. The committee includes members from several local social agencies as well as concerned community members.
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (1 resource)
The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) is a not-for-profit corporation working to improve access to justice for low-income South Asians in Toronto. Since 1999, SALCO has been working to establish a legal clinic to serve the growing needs of low-income South Asians in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner.
South Ottawa Community Legal Services (2 resources)
South Ottawa Community Legal Services is staffed by lawyers and community legal workers who provide advice and representation on a range of issues affecting low-income residents of the Ottawa area.
Springtide Resources (19 resources)
Springtide Resources, formerly known as Education Wife Assault (EWA), promotes healthy and equal relationships by engaging diverse communities in shared educational strategies designed to prevent violence against women and the effect it has on children.
Sudbury Community Legal Clinic (1 resource)
The Sudbury Community Legal Clinic provides free legal services to low-income residents of the Sudbury region.
The Globe and Mail (1 resource)
Toronto Star (1 resource)
The Toronto Star is Canada's highest-circulation newspaper, based in Toronto.
Toronto Workers' Health & Safety Legal Clinic (3 resources)
The Toronto Workers' Health & Safety Legal Clinic is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and provides legal advice and representation to unorganized workers who face health and safety problems at work.
Vancouver Community College (1 resource)
Vancouver Community College (VCC) in British Columbia serves more than 26,000 students a year in first-year university, health, hospitality, business, English as a Second Language, adult basic education, career access, continuing studies, trades, computing, technology, music and more. The multilingual legal glossary at www.legalglossary.ca/dictionary/index.asp project was produced as part of the VCC's interpreter training program - the first multilingual program of its kind in North America.
West End Legal Services of Ottawa (1 resource)
West End Legal Services of Ottawa is a non-profit community legal clinic serving the legal needs of the low-income and disadvantaged community in the west end of Ottawa since 1982.
West Scarborough Community Legal Services (1 resource)
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 (now part of the City of Toronto). They offer a variety of legal services to low-income residents who live in west Scarborough and who qualify financially.
West Toronto Community Legal Services (1 resource)
West Toronto Community Legal Services provides access to information, legal assistance, housing help, and advocacy.
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) (1 resource)
LEAF is a national, non-profit organization committed to using the provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to promote equality for women.
Workers' Action Centre (8 resources)
The Workers' Action Centre is a worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment. The Centre wants to make sure that workers have a voice at work and are treated with dignity and fairness.
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) (1 resource)
Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) provides insurance for injuries and illnesses incurred in workplaces covered under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and supports early and safe return to work for injured workers.
WorkSmartOntario (3 resources)
WorkSmartOntario is the official website of the Ontario Ministry of Labour for young workers and new workers. It provides information on how to be safe at work and how to be treated fairly.
York Region District School Board (1 resource)
The York Region District School Board operates a public school system which includes more than 174 schools with an enrolment of more than 106,000 students served by more than 8,500 staff members. It's purpose is to inspire and prepare learners for life in a changing world community.