Ontario's Community Legal Clinics are funded by Legal Aid Ontario to provide legal services for low-income individuals and families in a variety of areas of law, including in some cases, human rights law. Clinics can also help you to find support and advice by directing you to other community agencies that provide assistance and information.

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination. The Centre's services range from legal assistance in filing an application at the Human Rights Tribunal to legal representation on human rights applications. Because the Human Rights Legal Support Centre serves all of Ontario, they encourage intake through their telephone advice line at 1-866-625-5179.

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is a charitable, non-profit organization in Canada dedicated to ending discrimination in housing and promoting human rights in housing.

The Law Society of Upper Canada has information on its website to help you find legal assistance. Visit the Law Society's online Lawyer and Paralegal Directory or call the Law Society Referral Service (LSRS) to get the name of a lawyer.

JusticeNet is a not-for-profit service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees. JusticeNet is currently available to anyone living in Ontario.

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211 Ontario is an information and referral hotline that gives help in many languages. Dial 211 for free from any phone in Ontario. They take calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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211 Ontario

211Ontario.ca is a portal to to over 60,000 community, social, health and related government programs and services in Ontario. In most communities in Ontario, you can dial 211 to access telephone-...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.211ontario.ca/

211 Ontario - Employment and Training

211Ontario.ca provides an extensive list of community and social services from across Ontario related to Employment and Training. In most communities in Ontario, you can dial 211 to access...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Website:
http://www.211ontario.ca/topic/employment-training

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF)

The AOcVF works on the prevention of violence against women, offers professional development to service providers, develops French language services, analyses equality issues, and publishes French...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
613-241-8433
Website:
http://aocvf.ca/

African Canadian Legal Clinic

The African Canadian Legal Clinic uses test case litigation to address anti-Black racism and other forms of systemic and institutional discrimination. The ACLC also provides education about...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-214-4747
Website:
http://www.aclc.net

ARCH Disability Law Centre

ARCH Disability Law Centre provides information, summary advice and referral service, brief services, and representation in certain cases for people with disabilities and for lawyers and other legal...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-482-8255
Website:
http://www.archdisabilitylaw.ca

Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ)

The Canadian Centre for International Justice is a charitable organization that works with survivors of genocide, torture and other atrocities to seek redress and bring perpetrators to justice. The...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
1-613-230-6114
Website:
http://www.ccij.ca/

Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) promotes legal protection of civil rights and liberties, particularly with reference to freedom of expression, police powers, and government...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-363-0321
Website:
https://ccla.org/

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre provides free legal services to low-income residents of Belleville and surrounding areas.
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
613-966-8686
Website:
http://www.communitylegalcentre.ca

Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP)

Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) provides free legal services to low-income residents of Toronto and to York University students. CLASP also provides free legal services to low-...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Student Legal Aid Services Society
Phone:
416-736-5029
Website:
http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/community-clinics/welcome-community-legal-aid-servic...

Community Legal Assistance Sarnia

Community Legal Assistance of Sarnia provides free legal services for low-income residents of Sarnia and Lambton County.
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
519-332-8055

Community Legal Clinic - Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk

Community Legal Clinic - Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk provides free legal services to low-income residents of the counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk. 
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
519-752-8669
Website:
http://www.bhnlegalclinic.ca

Discrimination & Harassment Counsel Program (DHC)

This free service offered by the Law Society of Upper Canada allows anyone who has experienced discrimination or harassment by a paralegal or lawyer in Ontario to contact the Discrimination &...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Website:
http://www.dhcounsel.on.ca

Durham Community Legal Clinic

Durham Community Legal Clinic provides free legal services to low-income residents of the Durham region.
Regions served:
Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
905-728-7321
Website:
http://www.durhamcommunitylegalclinic.ca

Francophone legal advice line - Southwestern Ontario

French-speaking callers in southwestern Ontario can get free, confidential legal advice and referrals by telephone.
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Aid Ontario Services
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/contact/flapp.asp

FrancoQueer

This organization serves Francophone members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirited, queer, questioning, and intersexed communities in Ontario. It organizes social events and supports...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
416-214-4862
Website:
http://www.francoqueer.ca/

Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

The Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada web site provides a gateway to information on the Canadian government including a range of services, departments and agencies. The Canada Site is the...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.canada.ca/home.html

Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

The Government of Ontario website provides information to residents, businesses and visitors to Ontario. The site features information on Ontario government services and programs. To access Ontario...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/serviceontario

HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Provides free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario. Other services include public legal education activities across Ontario, law reform and community development activities....
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - Specialty
Phone:
416-340-7790
Website:
http://www.halco.org/

Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination. The Centre's services range from legal assistance...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Legal Clinics - Specialty, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-597-4900
Website:
http://www.hrlsc.on.ca/

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

The Tribunal's role in the human rights system in Ontario is to resolve applications concerning claims of discrimination made under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Other Government Services
Phone:
416-326-1312
Website:
http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/hrto/

JusticeNet

JusticeNet is a not-for-profit service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees. JusticeNet is currently...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer
Phone:
416-479-0551
Website:
http://www.justicenet.ca

Labour Community Services of Peel Inc

Labour Community Services of Peel Inc is a non-profit community service that assists workers with their employment rights, human rights and income security programs. 
Regions served:
Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
905-696-7444
Website:
http://lcspeel.ca/

Law Society Referral Service (LSRS)

The Law Society Referral Service is an online service for residents of Ontario for referrals to lawyers or paralegals who will provide a free, up to 30 minute consultation either by phone or in...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer
Website:
https://lsrs.lsuc.on.ca/lsrs/

LGBTQ Parenting Network

The LGBTQ Parenting Network promotes the rights and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer parents, prospective parents and their families through education, advocacy, research, social...
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
416-324-4100 ext. 5276
Website:
http://www.lgbtqparentingconnection.ca/

North Shore Legal

North Shore Legal provides free legal services to low-income residents of the Algoma District who seek assistance in either French or English.
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Website:
http://www.northshorelegal.ca/

Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre is a non-profit, community based, feminist organization. Their mission is to create and advocate for safe and supportive environments so that women can fully...
Regions served:
Northern Ontario
Service type:
Community and/or Social Services
Phone:
807-345-7802
Website:
http://www.nwowomenscentre.org

Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

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:...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
416-326-9511
Website:
http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

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...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/

Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO)

The Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO) provides independent advocacy services and rights advice to consumers of and those seeking access to psychiatric services. The PPAO works to empower...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Law-related Services
Phone:
416-327-7000
Website:
http://www.ppao.gov.on.ca

ReportON, a service for reporting suspected or witnessed abuse of adults with developmental disabilities

ReportON is a 24/7phone line and email service for reporting suspected or witnessed abuse of adults with developmental disabilities. If you witness or suspect abuse or neglect of an adult with a...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services

Services d'aide juridique du CFT

Services d'aide juridique du CFT through the Centre francophone de Toronto provides free legal services to low income French-speaking people who live, study or work in Toronto.
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
416-922-2672
Website:
http://www.centrefranco.org/daide-juridique/

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT)

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) is part of Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General. The OPGT plays a role in protecting the rights and interests of adults who are mentally...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Other Government Services
Phone:
416-326-2220
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/

Unison Health and Community Services

Unison Health and Community Services provides free legal services to low-income residents of the geographical area the clinic serves in west Toronto.
Regions served:
Greater Toronto Area
Service type:
Legal Clinics - General Service
Phone:
416-653-5400
Website:
http://unisonhcs.org/