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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November 23: Free workshop for legal clinic and community caseworkers

When: Friday, 23 November 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

This year's topics include legalization of cannabis, refugee determination myths & facts, Social Assistance updates, and what’s new in Ford Nation.

October 31, 2018

May 15: Think Locally, Act Globally: Challenging Canada's Human Rights Record at the UN

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Jackman Law Building, 78 Queens Park, Room J250, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

This is a free event and the public is invited.

April 24, 2018

November 28: Equity, Inclusion & Racial Justice Change-Making Conversation

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Toronto Central Grosvenor Street YMCA Centre, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto

For more information:

This is a forum to bring together First Peoples and peoples of colour to share their visions, strategies, and priorities on ensuring a more inclusive, equitable, and racially just environment in Ontario.


    October 30, 2017

    November 24: A Free Workshop on Recent Changes to Housing, Employment, Immigration and Citizenship Law

    When: Friday, November 24, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto

    Information: Minh- Trang Nguyen at (416) 971-9674 ext. 210 or by email to:


    All community service providers and legal clinic caseworkers are welcome to attend. However, since there are a limited number of seats, please register.

    October 26, 2017

    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 26, 2010