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Legal clinics

Website

https://www.legalaid.on.ca/services/legal-clinics/

Contact Information

Phone 416-979-1446 Toll-free 1-800-668-8258 TTY 416-598-8867 Toll-free TTY 1-866-641-8867

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:

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.

Service Canada

Service Canada is a central place to access a wide range of government services and benefits, including Employment Insurance, Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan, Social Insurance Numbers, and passports. There are Service Canada offices across Ontario

Service Canada’s Benefits Finder suggests benefits from the Canadian and provincial governments that you may be able to get.

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