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Nancy Cooper awarded 2022 Sidney B. Linden Award

Published April 6, 2023

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is pleased to announce that Nancy Cooper is the 2022 recipient of the Sidney B. Linden Award, which is given each year to exceptional individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to access to justice for low-income Ontarians. Nancy was pleased when she first heard of her nomination but admitted she did…

Legal Aid Ontario is moving!

Published March 31, 2023

Starting April 17, 2023, Legal Aid Ontario’s Provincial Office, Toronto Family Law Services Office, Criminal Senior Counsel Services Office, and Refugee Law Office will be located on the seventh floor of the Atrium on Bay. Legal Aid Ontario Atrium on Bay 20 Dundas St. West, Suite 730 Toronto, ON M5G 2H1 Legal Aid Ontario Provincial Office…

LAO funds Impact of Race and Culture Assessments

Published March 7, 2023

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is funding pre-sentencing reports, known as Impact of Race and Culture Assessments (IRCA), to help address systemic racism and discrimination faced by Black and other racialized people in the criminal justice system. The Government of Canada has recently announced that it is providing LAO with up to $1.4 million over five years…

Expansion of live chat feature for general inquiries

Published January 19, 2023

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has expanded its live chat feature to all client webpages, allowing website visitors to send general inquiries to a live agent from Monday to Friday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST. The chat will be available in both English and French. Our live agents will direct users to resources that may help…

Legal Aid Ontario and Aboriginal Legal Services sign new service agreement

Published January 11, 2023

January 11, 2022 – Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) and Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) are pleased to announce that they entered into a new service agreement, under the Legal Aid Services Act, 2020, on Dec. 8. The new service agreement renews LAO and ALS’ commitment to delivering legal aid services that are trauma-informed, culturally safe and culturally…

Recognizing National Duty Counsel Day 2022

Published October 27, 2022

We are proud to take part, with all the provincial and territorial members of the Association of Legal Aid Plans of Canada (ALAP), in National Duty Counsel Day on October 27. This day, which ALAP established in 2021, enables us to raise awareness of the vital work duty counsel lawyers do for Canadians. In Ontario, duty…

LAO’s embedded lawyer program at Moss Park

Published October 25, 2022

By Maria McLoughlin We know that LAO cares about providing access to justice for low-income Ontarians, but one of the lesser-known ways that we provide that access is through embedded lawyer programs. Sound Times Support Services in the Moss Park area of Toronto has been in a medical-legal partnership with LAO since 2016, where it…

Working Toward Reconciliation

Published September 29, 2022

A statement from Legal Aid Ontario On Sept. 30, Canadians will pause to acknowledge the painful legacy of the Indian Residential Schools system, mourn the thousands of children who never made it home, and support Survivors. Recognizing that reconciliation is an ongoing process that requires unwavering commitment and meaningful action, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) commemorates…

LAO Client portal unavailable August 11 to 14, 2022

Published August 8, 2022

LAO Client Portal will be unavailable from 6 p.m. ET on Aug. 11, 2022 to 11:55 p.m. ET on Aug.14, 2022 due to routine maintenance and system upgrades. Please do not use use the site during this time. During the outage, some services may also be impacted. LAO staff will still be able to provide general information.

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