Community Legal Clinics

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Community legal clinics provide representation, public legal education, law reform and community development services to low-income individuals and groups within a defined geographical area. Social assistance and housing law are two key areas that clinics focus on. Clinics also provide services in other areas of law, depending on their local community needs.

To find the legal clinic that handles your community, visit the Getting Legal Help section of the LAO website at http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/contact/contact.asp?type=cl and enter your postal code in the Community legal clinic search box.

You can also call Legal Aid Ontario toll-free at 1-800-668-8258 or 416-979-1446 to speak to a representative.

Community legal clinics are independent, non-profit organizations that are governed by locally elected Boards of Directors, and receive funding from Legal Aid Ontario.

Community legal clinics provide services to address the unique legal needs of low-income people and communities. The local board tries to match its services to meet the priority needs of the community it serves. Although no two clinics are exactly alike, the types of issues they may provide help with include:

  • Tenant Rights
  • Ontario Works and Welfare
  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Government Pensions
  • Immigration
  • Employment Insurance
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Rights
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Human Rights

Lawyers and legal workers provide information, legal advice, and represent people. In addition, clinics also can engage in test cases, public legal education, community organizing, and other law reform initiatives.

Most community legal clinics are located in specific geographic communities, and each community in Ontario is now served by a clinic.

RegionsClinicsAddressesContactsFLS
Alexandria*Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone:613-932-2703
AllistonCommunity Legal Clinic – Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-461-8953
ArmstrongKinna-aweya Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Queen St., Box 40
Armstrong ON P0T 1A0
Telephone:807-583-2631
Fax:807-583-2171
ArnpriorRenfrew County Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-800-267-5871
Telephone: 613-432-9479
AtikokanRainy River District Community Legal Clinic305 Main Street West
Atikoken ON POT ICO
Telephone:807-597-2811
Toll Free: 1-800-799-2485
AylmerElgin-Oxford Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-866-611-2311
BancroftCommunity Advocacy & Legal Centre,
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-877-966-8686
BarrieCommunity Legal Clinic – Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-461-8953
Barry’s BayRenfrew County Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-800-267-5871
Belle River*Clinique juridique bilingue Windsor-Essex
Satellite Office
Telephone : 519-253-3526
BellevilleCommunity Advocacy and Legal Centre158 George St., Level 1
Belleville ON K8N 3H2
Telephone:613-966-8686
Toll Free:1-877-966-8686 Fax:613-966-6251
Blind River*Elliot Lake & North Shore Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone:705-461-3935
BracebridgeLake Country Community Legal Clinic8B Ontario St.
Bracebridge ON P1L 2A7
Telephone:705-645-6607
Toll Free: 1-800-263-4800
Fax:705-645-9385
BramptonNorth Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services24 Queen St. East, Suite 601
Brampton ON L6V 1A3
Telephone:905-455-0160
Fax:905-455-0832
BrantfordCommunity Legal Clinic Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk1100 Clarence St. South, Suite 203
Brantford ON N3S 7N8
Telephone:519-752-8669
Fax:519-758-5329
BrightonNorthumberland Community Legal Centre
Satellite Office
Telephone:613-475-1311
Toll Free: 1-800-850-7882
BrockvilleLanark, Leeds and Grenville Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-597-4529
BurlingtonHalton Community Legal Services
Satellite Office
Telephone:905-875-2069
CambridgeWaterloo Region Community Legal Services
Satellite Office
Telephone:519-743-0254
Carleton PlaceLanark, Leeds and Grenville Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-597-4529
ChathamChatham-Kent Legal Clinic6 Harvey St., Box 97
Chatham ON N7M 5K1
Telephone:519-351-6771
Fax:519-351-8091
Christian Island First NationCommunity Legal Clinic – Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-461-8953
CobourgNorthumberland Community Legal Centre1005 Elgin St. West, Suite 301
Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Telephone:905-373-4464
Fax:905-373-4467
Cochrane*Grand Nord Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone: 1-800-461-9606
CollingwoodCommunity Legal Clinic – Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-461-8953
Cornwall*Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Legal Clinic1, McConnell
Cornwall ON K6H 4K8
Telephone:613-932-2703
Fax:613-932-0054
Cutler*Elliot Lake & North Shore Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone:705-461-3935
Deep RiverRenfrew County Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-800-267-5871
DunnvilleCommunity Legal Clinic Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-888-341-5021
Ear FallsKenora Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-800-403-4757
East YorkFlemingdon Community Legal Services
Satellite Office
Telephone:416-441-1764
Elliot Lake*Elliot Lake & North Shore Community Legal Clinic31 Nova Scotia Walk, Suite 303
Elliot Lake ON P5A 1Y9
Telephone:705-461-3935
Fax:705-461-3966
EspanolaSudbury Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-697-8719
ExeterHuron-Perth Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-866-867-1027
FleshertonGrey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-877-832-1435
ForestCommunity Legal Assistance Sarnia
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-888-916-2527
Fort FrancesRainy River District Community Legal Clinic601 Mowat Ave.
Fort Frances ON P9A 1Z2
Telephone:807-274-5327
Toll Free: 1-800-799-2485
Fax:807-274-3141
GeorgetownHalton Community Legal Services72 Mill St.
Georgetown ON L7G 2C9
Telephone:905-877-5256
Fax:905-877-8223
GeraldtonKinna-aweya Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
521 Main St., Box 1090
Geraldton ON P0T 1M0
Telephone:807-854-1278
Toll Free:1-866-875-4952
Fax:807-854-1542
GoderichHuron-Perth Legal Clinic44 North St.
Goderich ON N7A 2T4
Telephone: 519-524-4406
Toll Free: 1-866-867-1027
GuelphLegal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County11 Wyndham St. North
Guelph ON N1H 4E4
Telephone: 519-821-2100
Toll Free: 1-800-628-9205
Fax: 519-821-8192
Haliburton VillageCommunity Legal Clinic – Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-800-461-8953
HamiltonDundurn Community Legal ServicesJackson Square Plaza Level
110 King St. West, Box 57039
Hamilton ON L8N 4W9
Telephone:905-527-4572
Fax:905-523-7282
HamiltonHamilton Mountain Legal and Community Services550 Fennell Ave. East, Suite 16A
Hamilton ON L8V 4S9
Telephone:905-575-9590
Fax:905-574-8233
HamiltonMcQueston Legal and Community Services1440 Main St. East
Hamilton ON L8K 6M3
Telephone:905-545-0442
Fax:905-545-2645
HanoverGrey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-877-832-1435
Hawkesbury*Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell201-352 Main St. West
Hawkesbury ON K6A 2H8
Telephone:613-632-1136
Toll Free:1-800-250-9220
Fax:613-632-5525
Hearst*Grand Nord Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone: 1-800-461-9606
HuntsvilleLake Country Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-263-4819
IngersollElgin-Oxford Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-866-611-2311
Kapuskasing*Grand Nord Legal Clinic2 Ash St.
Kapuskasing ON P5N 3H4
Telephone:705-337-6200
Toll Free: 1-800-461-9606
Fax:705-337-1055
KenoraKenora Community Legal Clinic308 Second St. South, Suite 6
Kenora ON P9N 1G4
Telephone:807-468-8888
Toll Free:1-800-403-4757
Fax:807-468-4928
KincardineGrey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-877-832-1435
KingstonCorrectional Law ProjectQueen’s University Faculty of Law. Room 401, Macdonald Hall
Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Telephone : 613-533-6505
Fax : 613-533-6639
KingstonKingston Community Legal Clinic345 Bagot St.
Kingston ON K7K 6T8
Telephone:613-541-0777
Fax:613-547-4978
Kirkland LakeTimmins-Temiskaming Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-866-382-0300
KitchenerWaterloo Region Community Legal Services170 Victoria St. South
Kitchener ON N2G 2B9
Telephone:519-743-0254
Fax:519-743-1588
LindsayCommunity Legal Clinic – Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-800-461-8953
ListowelHuron-Perth Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-866-867-1027
Little CurrentManitoulin Legal ClinicAundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
RR 1, Box 30
Little Current ON P0P 1K0
Telephone:705-368-3333
Fax:705-368-3712
LondonLondon-Middlesex Neighbourhood Legal Services Inc.151 Dundas St., Suite 507
London ON N6A 5R7
Telephone:519-438-2890
Fax:519-438-3145
MadocCommunity Advocacy & Legal Centre,
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-877-966-8686
MarathonKinna-aweya Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
109-52 Peninsula Square, Box 658
Marathon ON P0T 2E0
Telephone:807-229-2290
Toll Free:1-866-389-1477
Fax:807-229-0486
MidlandCommunity Legal Clinic – Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-800-461-8953
MindenCommunity Legal Clinic – Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-800-461-8953
MississaugaMississauga Community Legal Services130 Dundas St. East, Suite 501A
Mississauga ON L5A 3V8
Telephone:905-896-2052
Fax:905-273-4255
Moose FactoryKeewaytinok Native Legal Services
Satellite Office
Telephone:705-658-4010
MoosoneeKeewaytinok Native Legal Services40 Revillon Rd. North, Box 218
Moosonee ON P0L 1Y0
Telephone:705-336-2981
Fax:705-336-2577
NapaneeCommunity Advocacy & Legal Centre
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-877-966-8686
New LiskeardTimmins-Temiskaming Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-866-382-0300
NewmarketCommunity Legal Clinic of York Region
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-888-365-5226
Niagara FallsNiagara North Community Legal Assistance
Satellite Office
Telephone:905-682-6635
NipigonKinna-aweya Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Red Rock Band Office
Lake Helen Reserve
Telephone:807-887-0487
Toll Free:1-866-875-4900
Fax:807-887-0826
NoëlvilleSudbury Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-697-8719
North BayNipissing Community Legal Clinic107 Shireff St., Suite 214
North Bay ON P1B 7K8
Telephone:705-476-6603
Fax:705-476-7532
NorthbrookRural Legal Services
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-888-771-8916
OakvilleHalton Community Legal Services
Satellite Office
Telephone:905-875-2069
OrangevilleNorth Peel and Dufferin Community Legal Services
Satellite Office
Telephone: 905-455-0160
OrilliaCommunity Legal Clinic – Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes71 Colborne St. East, Box 275
Orillia ON L3V 6J6
Telephone:705-326-6444
Toll Free: 1-800-461-8953
Fax:705-326-9757
OshawaDurham Community Legal Clinic419 King St. West, Unit 3512
Oshawa ON L1J 2K5
Telephone:905-728-7321
Toll Free: 1-888-297-2202
Fax:905-728- 7323
OttawaCommunity Legal Services
(Ottawa-Carleton)
1 Nicholas St., Suite 422
Ottawa ON K1N 7B7
Telephone:613-241-7008
Fax:613-241-8680
Ottawa**Clinique juridique francophone de l’Est d’Ottawa Centre des services communautaires Vanier290 Dupuis St.
Ottawa ON K1L 1A2
Telephone:613-744-2892
Fax : 613-749-2902
OttawaSouth Ottawa Community Legal Services1355 Bank St., Suite 406
Ottawa ON K1H 8K7
Telephone:613-733-0140
Fax:613-733-0401
OttawaWest End Legal Services1301 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa ON K2B 7Y4
Telephone:613-596-1641
Fax:613-596- 1365
Owen SoundGrey-Bruce Community Legal ClinicOwen Sound Professional Centre
945 3rd Ave. East, Suite 2
Owen Sound ON N4K 2K8
Telephone: 519-370-2200
Toll Free: 1-877-832-1435
Fax: 519-370-2110
Parry SoundLake Country Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-263-4819
PembrokeRenfrew County Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-267-5811
PerthLanark, Leeds and Grenville Legal Clinic10 Sunset Blvd.
Perth ON K7H 2Y2
Telephone:613-264-8888
Toll Free:1-800-597-4529
Fax:613-264-8931
PeterboroughPeterborough Community Legal Centre150 King St., 4th Flr
Peterborough ON K9J 2R9
Telephone:705-749-9355
Fax:705-749-9360
PetroliaCommunity Legal Assistance Sarnia
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-888-916-2527
PictonCommunity Advocacy & Legal Centre
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-877-966-8686
Red LakeKenora Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-403-4757
RenfrewRenfrew County Legal Clinic236 Stewart St., Suite 101
Renfrew ON K7V 1X7
Telephone:613-432-8146
Toll Free:1-800-267-5871
Fax:613-432-7121
Richmond HillCommunity Legal Clinic of York Region21 Dunlop St., Suite 200
Richmond Hill ON L4C 2M6
Telephone:905-508-5018
Toll Free:1-888-365-5226
Fax:905-508-7539
RidgewayJustice Niagara15 Burgar Street - Suite 100
Welland ON L3B 2S6
Telephone:905-735-1559
Toll Free: 1-877-801-5956
Fax: 905-732-6133
SarniaCommunity Legal Assistance Sarnia201 Front St. North, Suite 100
Sarnia ON N7T 7T9
Telephone:519-332-8055
Toll Free: 1-888-916-2527
Fax:519-336-0830
Sault Ste. MarieAlgoma Community Legal Clinic473-477 Queen St. East, Suite 301
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 1Z5
Telephone:705-942-4900
Toll Free: 1-800-616-1109
Fax:705-942-6894
Sharbot LakeRural Legal Services14064 Highway 38
Box 359
Sharbot Lake ON K0H 2P0
Telephone:613-279-3252
Toll Free:1-888-771-8916
Fax:613-279-3228
SimcoeCommunity Legal Clinic Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk
Satellite Office
Telephone:519-752-8669
Smiths FallsLanark, Leeds and Grenville Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-597-4529
South RiverLake Country Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-263-4819
Spanish*Elliot Lake & North Shore Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone:705-461-0559
StratfordHuron-Perth Legal Clinic59 Lorne Ave. East
Stratford ON N5A 6S4
Telephone:519-271-4556
Toll Free:1-866-867-1027
Fax:519-271-4347
St. CatharinesNiagara North Community Legal Assistance8 Church St., Box 1266
St. Catharines ON L2R 7A7
Telephone:905-682-6635
Fax:905-682-3411
St. CharlesSudbury Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-800-697-8719
St. MarysHuron-Perth Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-866-867-1027
St. ThomasElgin-Oxford Legal Clinic98 Centre St., Box 517
St. Thomas ON N5P 3G6
Telephone: 519-633-2638
Toll Free: 1-866-611-2311
Fax: 519-631-5361
Sturgeon FallsNipissing Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone:705-476-6603
SudburySudbury Community Legal ClinicRainbow Centre
40 Elm St., Suite 272
Sudbury ON P3C 1S8
Telephone:705-674-3200
Toll Free:1-800-697-8719
Fax:705-674-6974
Sutton WestCommunity Legal Clinic of York Region
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-888-365-5226
ThamesvilleChatham-Kent Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone:519-692-3936
TilburyChatham-Kent Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone:519-682-2268
TillsonburgElgin-Oxford Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-866-611-2311
TimminsTimmins-Temiskaming Community Legal Clinic119 Pine St. South, Suite 202
Timmins ON P4N 2K3
Telephone:705-267-0300
Toll Free: 1-866-382-0300
Fax:705-267-0330
Thunder BayKinna-aweya Legal Clinic86 Cumberland St. South
Thunder Bay ON P7B 2V3
Telephone:807-344-2478
Toll Free:1-888-373-3309
Fax:807-345-2842
Toronto**CFT French Legal Aid Services22 College St., Suite 305
Toronto ON M5G 1K3
Telephone:416-922-2672
Fax:416-928-0850
TorontoDownsview Community Legal Services893 Sheppard Ave. West
Toronto ON M3H 2T4
Telephone:416-635-8388
Fax:416-635-6471
TorontoEast Toronto Community Legal Services1320 Gerrard St. East
Toronto ON M4L 3X1
Telephone:416-461-8102
Fax:416-461-7497
TorontoFlemingdon Community Legal Services49 The Donway West, Suite 205
Don Mills ON M3C 3M9
Telephone:416-441-1764
Fax:416-441-0269
TorontoJane Finch Community Legal Services1315 Finch Ave. West, Suite 409
Downsview ON M3J 2G6
Telephone:416-398-0677
Fax:416-398-7172
TorontoKensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services489 College St., Suite 205
Toronto ON M6G 1A5
Telephone:416-924-4244
Fax:416-924-5904
TorontoNeighbourhood Legal Services333 Queen St. East
Toronto ON M5A 1S9
Telephone:416-861-0677
Fax:416-861-1777
TorontoParkdale Community Legal Services1266 Queen St. West
Toronto ON M6K 1L3
Telephone:416-531-2411
Fax:416-531-0885
TorontoRexdale Community Legal ClinicThe Woodbine Centre
500 Rexdale Blvd.
Toronto ON M9V 6K5
Telephone:416-741-5201
Fax:416-741-6540
TorontoScarborough Community Legal Services695 Markham Rd., Suite 9
Toronto ON M1H 2A5
Telephone:416-438-7182
Fax:416-438-9869
TorontoSouth Etobicoke Community Legal Service5353 Dundas St. West, Suite 210
Toronto ON M9B 6H8
Telephone:416-252-7218
Fax:416-252-1474
TorontoWest Scarborough Community Legal Services2425 Eglinton St. East, Suite 201
Scarborough ON M1K 5G8
Telephone:416-285-4460
Fax:416-285-1070
TorontoWest Toronto Community Legal Services672 Dupont St., Suite 315
Toronto ON M6G 1Z6
Telephone:416-531-7376
Fax:416-531-0032
TorontoWillowdale Community Legal Services245 Fairview Mall Rd., Suite 106
Willowdale ON M2J 4T1
Telephone:416-492-2437
Fax:416-492-6281
TorontoYork Community Services1651 Keele St.
Toronto ON M6M 3W2
Telephone:416-653-5400
Fax:416-653-8049
TrentonCommunity Advocacy & Legal Centre
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-877-966-8686
VaughanCommunity Legal Clinic of York Region
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-888-365-5226
WallaceburgChatham-Kent Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone:519-627-7882
WellandJustice Niagara15 Burgar Street - Suite 100
Welland ON L3B 2S6
Telephone: 905-735-1559
Toll Free: 1-877-801-5956
Fax: 905-732-6133
West LorneElgin-Oxford Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-866-611-2311
WiartonGrey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-877-832-1435
Williamsburg*Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Telephone:613-932-2703
Windsor*Clinique juridique bilingue Windsor-Essex595 Tecumseh Blvd. East, Suite 3
Windsor ON N8X 2S1
Telephone:519-253-3526
Fax:519-253-7874
WindsorLegal Assistance of Windsor85 Pitt St. East
Windsor ON N9A 2V3
Telephone:519-256-7831
Fax:519-256-1387
LeamingtonLegal Assistance of Windsor
Satellite Office
Telephone:519-326-8629
WinghamHuron-Perth Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free: 1-866-867-1027
WoodstockElgin-Oxford Legal Clinic
Satellite Office
Toll Free:1-866-611-2311

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