News from Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

The Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSALC) has changed its name to the Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC).

Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) provides advice and representation to low‑income members of the Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian communities in Ontario. CSALC also conducts public education and advocacy activities on issues affecting these communities.

CSALC has a a toll-free number to provide summary legal advice and referral services across Ontario to low-income, non-English speaking individuals in the Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian communities. For more information call 1-844-971-9674.

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April 30: Victims of Heating and Air Conditioner Scams? Meet with lawyers to learn about your rights and legal recourse

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: 4002 Sheppard Ave. E., Suite 501, Rooms 35 and 36 (CICS LINC Centre)

A private law firm has expressed an interest in representing such clients in a group or class action against HVAC companies that used deceptive practices.

April 28, 2015

November 21: Free workshop on Immigration and Citizenship Law

When: Friday, November 21, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto

Information: Jenny Quan, 416 971 9674,

This is a training opportunity for community service providers and legal clinic caseworkers. Registration deadline is November 12, 2014.

October 23, 2014

November 18: Legal Training on Employment and Immigration Issues

Date Monday, November 18, 2013
Time 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Place Woodgreen Community Services, 815 Danforth Avenue, 3rd floor (near Pape Station)

This is free training for front-line staff of all community agencies.

November 05, 2013

April 29 & 30: From Poverty to Power: Racial Justice, Making Change Forum

Date Monday, April 29 & Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time Monday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place Oakham House (Room SCC 115), Ryerson University, Toronto

The Colour of Poverty / Colour of Change Campaign presents its Second Provincial Strategic Forum: From Poverty to Power: Racial Justice, Making Change.

March 11, 2013

November 16: Free Workshop on Immigration and Refugee Law

Date Friday, November 16, 2012
Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Place Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto
Contact Jenny Quan
Phone 416-971-9674

This workshop will discuss changes that have been made to Canada's immigration laws that affect family class and independent class immigrants as well as temporary foreign workers.

October 30, 2012

October 15: Conference on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Date Monday, October 15, 2012
Time Conference: 4 to 6 p.m., Reception: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Place David Lamont Learning Centre, Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone 416-971-9674

This conference will mark the 25th anniversary of the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

September 04, 2012

September 19: Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic Annual General Meeting

Date Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Time 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Place University Settlement House, 23 Grange Road, Toronto
Phone 416-971-9674

Special guest speaker at the AGM is Debbie Douglas, Executive Director, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants.

August 30, 2012

March 29: Launch of Road to Justice web site

Date March 29, 2011
Time 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., web site launch and speakers; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., reception
Where The Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen St. West, Toronto (enter at east doors facing Toronto City Hall)

The Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic and the Law Society of Upper Canada present the launch of Road to Justice, a website dedicated to increasing awareness about the discrimination imposed by Canadian governments on people of Chinese descent in Canada.

February 25, 2011

November 9: Holding Power Accountable (and more)

Date November 9, 2010
Time 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto

This is a training session on how to file complaints against the police, the City of
Toronto, and the Government of Ontario, plus information on the injury compensation system for victims of crime.

October 27, 2010