There are 59 general legal clinics and seven student legal aid services societies across Ontario. Search for a clinic by using our ‘find a legal clinic’ tool.
These clinics mainly focus on:
- Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program
- disputes between tenants and landlords
- social housing matters
- Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement
- wrongful dismissal and other employment issues
There are also 13 clinics that specialize in other areas of law. These specialty clinics:
- represent specific individuals (e.g., seniors, people living with HIV/AIDS)
- deal with specific area of law
- service clients throughout Ontario
Community legal clinics are funded by LAO and operate independently. As a result, they have different financial eligibility tests. Please note that clinics are only available to assist those who meet certain financial eligibility criteria. To learn more about financial eligibility for clinics, please see the LASA 2020 policy regarding financial eligibility testing for community legal clinics and student legal services organizations.
If you are unhappy with the services you received at a legal clinic, visit our What do you think of our service page to learn how to file a complaint.
Legal clinics usually do not charge, but they may ask you to pay court filing or medical record fees.