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Use the office finder to look up the Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program office that serves your area.

Legal clinics

During the COVID-19 situation, many community legal clinics are no longer meeting with people in person, but will provide services over the phone. Call ahead for more information.

Legal Aid Ontario funds legal clinics across Ontario. There are two types of legal clinics: community legal clinics and specialty legal clinics.

Community legal clinics provide free legal services to people with low incomes who live in their area. Most help with:

  • Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program
  • tenants’ rights
  • the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, and the Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • some employment issues

Some clinics can help with immigration and refugee problems.

Search for the clinic in your area using your postal code.

Some specialty legal clinics provide free legal services to specific groups of people with low incomes:

Some specialty legal clinics provide free legal services in only certain areas of law:

For more help contacting a clinic, call Legal Aid Ontario at 1-800-668-8258 or 416-979-1446. For TTY, use Bell’s Relay Service at 1-866-641-8867 or 416-598-8867.

Centre francophone de Toronto

Website

https://www.centrefranco.org/en/legal-aid/telephone-french/

Contact Information

Toll-free 1-877-966-7345

The Centre francophone de Toronto has a legal advice line funded by LAO for people living in the Greater Toronto Area including Toronto, Halton, Durham, Peel, and York. It gives legal information and advice in French over the telephone in the areas of:

  • immigration law
  • housing law
  • income assistance
  • employment law
  • consumer rights
  • human rights 

The advice line does not help with family law or criminal law matters.

Ontario Legal Information Centre

Website

https://www.centreinfojuridique.ca/en/

Contact Information

Phone 613-842-7462 Toll-free 1-844-343-7462

The Ontario Legal Information Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer to anyone in Ontario by telephone or in person at their Ottawa office in any area of law in English or French. You may have to leave a message, and a lawyer will call you back.

Tribunals Ontario – Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT)

Website

https://tribunalsontario.ca/sbt/

Contact Information

Phone 416-326-0978 Toll-free 1-800-753-3895 Toll-free TTY 1-800-855-0511 (Bell Relay Service)

The tribunal makes decisions on appeals about Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). It’s not part of OW or ODSP and can decide that an OW or ODSP decision is wrong.

Go the website to get appeal forms and information about making an appeal.

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