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If you have any questions about Legal Aid Ontario, our operations, or the data collected and made available through our Open Data and Open Information sections, please contact us for further information.

Several options for connecting with LAO are listed below:

Freedom of information requests

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request is an official written request for information. Your rights to make this request are covered by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) (which provides individuals with the right to request personal information about themselves as well as general records) and the Legal Aid Services Act (LASA), 1998 (which allows collection of personal information within the definition of FIPPA to help LAO fulfill its mandate).

How to make a Freedom of Information request

Media inquiries

To request comment or information from Legal Aid Ontario, all media enquiry calls must be directed to the Communications and Stakeholder Relations Group. Please contact:

Graeme Burk
Senior Media Relations Advisor
Legal Aid Ontario
Atrium on Bay
40 Dundas Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON
M5G 2H1

Phone: 416‑979‑2352, ext. 5208
Email: burkg@lao.on.ca and/or media@lao.on.ca

Hours of operation
Monday to Friday (excluding holidays)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NOTE: Information about ongoing cases and LAO clients, past and present, is considered confidential and cannot be released.