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Details on Legal Aid Ontario’s financial eligibility increase for 2019

Published March 20, 2019

On April 1, 2019, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is raising the eligibility threshold by six per cent for its certificate program and for clinic law services. LAO implemented the first of multiple six per cent increases on Nov. 1, 2014. Certificate program…

2018 Sidney B. Linden award goes to Mary Birdsell

Published March 4, 2019

This year’s recipient of the Sidney B. Linden Award is given Mary Birdsell in honor of a 22‑year career developing innovative ways for young people to find access to justice. Ms. Birdsell is the executive director of Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY), a legal aid…

Canada Post update: continuing backlogs in mail delivery

Published November 29, 2018

Canada Post is working to process backlogs across the country and has advised that mail delivery delays will continue over the next few months. Legal Aid Ontario will continue to use alternatives to Canada Post services where possible. Alternatives to Canada Post service…

Call for 2018 nominations for the Sidney B. Linden Award

Published September 18, 2018

It’s time to send in your nominations for the Sidney B. Linden Award! The deadline for submission is Friday, November 2, 2018, at 5 p.m. The award is named after Justice Sidney B. Linden, the first chair of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), who has been involved with legal aid…

Black Legal Action Centre opens

Published March 18, 2019

People who are low‑income, identify as Black or African Canadian, and have a legal issue that has to do with anti‑Black racism can now contact the Black Legal Action Centre for legal aid services. Phone: 416‑597‑5831 or…

Legal Aid Ontario releases new five-year strategic plan

Published January 16, 2019

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) reaffirms its commitment to meeting clients’ needs in its new five‑year strategic plan. “The needs of the client are paramount, and this sentiment was echoed by all, both inside and outside the organization,” says David Field,…

Legal Aid Ontario in Ottawa has moved!

Published November 23, 2018

Starting Monday, November 26 2018, our new address is: 275 Slater Street Suite 1101 Ottawa K1P 5H9 For more information, please contact: Ottawa Legal Aid Office at 613‑238‑7931 Integrated Legal Services Office at 613‑569‑7448

During the Canada Post strike

Published October 22, 2018

Alternatives to Canada Post service Call us toll‑free at 1‑800‑668‑8258 from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In certain cases, LAO can e-mail, fax or courier your documents or arrange for you to pick them up at a district office or a…

LAO issues first quarter report for 2018/19

Published September 12, 2018

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has posted its first quarter report for 2018/19. The report provides an overview of its major initiatives and provides a snapshot look at the organization’s service levels and financial health. The first quarter report, which covers the period of…


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