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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,…

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…

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…

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,…


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