Refugee and Immigration Law Services:
Service suspensions consultation

Consultation status: Closed

Overview

Between May 23 and June 16, 2017, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) held a series of in-person and online consultations sessions to address the possible need to temporarily suspend some refugee services.

LAO asked for feedback and ideas on what the organization could do to achieve savings while still meeting the needs of as many refugee clients as possible.

A summary of these consultations' emerging themes is available here as well as feedback from individual sessions.

Key documents

Refugee and Immigration Law Services - Service Suspensions Consultation
HTML / May 2017


Consultation PowerPoint presentation
PDF / May 2017


Summary of feedback from refugee service suspension consultations

Given the increased demand for refugee services, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) consulted on the possibility of temporary service suspensions.

The consultation paper, Refugee and Immigration Law Services - Service Suspensions Consultation, provided a starting point for discussion.

Between May 23 and June 16, LAO held a series of in-person and online consultation sessions. During this period:

What follows is a brief overview of what LAO heard from participants. The comments and feedback outlined are not intended to be all encompassing - rather, they are intended to reflect some of the key themes and most commonly raised comments heard across the province.

Emerging themes

The following are general themes that emerged from the feedback we received from consultation sessions and written submissions.

Consultation session feedback

Contact

Please submit your questions about this consultation to RefConsult2017@lao.on.ca.

Last updated

Monday, June 26, 2017