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Sidney B. Linden award ceremony postponed

Published March 13, 2020

In light of recent concerns with COVID‑19, Legal Aid Ontario has decided to defer the Sidney B. Linden award presentation which was scheduled for March 26. The award ceremony will be rescheduled to another date to be announced. Like everyone in the legal…

New legislation for Legal Aid Ontario

Published December 9, 2019

Legal Aid Ontario welcomes the provincial government’s announcement of a new Legal Aid Services Act, a bill that, if passed, would establish a new framework in which we deliver legal aid services. The proposed changes to the act would ensure continuity and Legal…

Legal Aid Ontario to restore immigration and refugee services

Published August 16, 2019

Further to the federal government’s August 12, 2019 announcement of $25.7 million in one‑time funding for immigration and refugee services, Legal Aid Ontario is fully restoring services in these areas for the remainder of the fiscal year. Beginning August 16, 2019,…

COVID-19: Update on our client services

Published March 18, 2020

We are working with justice partners to ensure the safety of our clients, in our effort against COVID‑19 (coronavirus). We are following advice provided by the Ministry of Health, Chief Medical Officer of Health and Public Health Officials, and we are committed to keeping…

2019 Sidney B. Linden award goes to Timothy Lutes

Published February 5, 2020

This year’s recipient of the Sidney B. Linden Award is Timothy Lutes, a staff lawyer with Legal Aid Ontario’s Provincial Case Management Office. The Sidney B. Linden Award, is given by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) to exceptional individuals who help low‑income…

Interim changes to LAO refugee and immigration services

Published April 15, 2019

Following the province’s April 11th instruction to Legal Aid Ontario to use only federal funding for refugee and immigration services, LAO may only use an estimated $13 to $16.5 million in current federal funds for new services this current fiscal year. LAO is…


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