Legal Service Providers

519 Legal Clinic
The 519 provides free summary advice and legal referrals in a queer-positive, accessible space. Drop-in every Thursday beginning at 6:00 pm.
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Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto
ALST provides services to low-income Aboriginal people in Toronto. Our services include: Aboriginal Court workers; Gladue reports and aftercare; poverty law services (such as landlord/tenant issues, social assistance, victim rights, human rights, and police complaints); a criminal diversion program for adults and youth; an alternative process for child welfare cases; and test cases and law reform. ALST is trans-positive and 2-spirited-friendly.
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Phone: 416-401-4041

Canadian Human Rights Commission
The CHRC administers the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against under one of the protected grounds, you can file a complaint with the CHRC, who will investigate it.
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Toll free phone: 1-888-214-1090

Justice for Children and Youth
JFCY is a specialized legal aid clinic that provides legal services for young people under 18, and homeless youth under 25, in Ontario. Online we provide legal information through our Legal Rights Wiki and Ask a Lawyer; over the phone we provide up to 30 minutes of free legal advice; and direct legal services and representation is provided to eligible low-income children and youth.
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Phone: 416-920-1633 or 1-866-999-5329

HIV AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario (HALCO)
The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) provides free legal services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario, Canada.
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Phone: 416-340-7790 or toll-free: 1-888-705-8889.

HALCO is leading the TRANS*-forming JUSTICE project (Trans* Legal Needs Assessment Ontario):  www.halco.org/our-services/trans-legal-needs-assessment-ontario.

Lawyer Referral Service
The Ontario Law Society’s free 30-minute phone consultation for legal assistance. Apply online or call in, Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.
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Phone: 1-855-947-5255 or 416-947-5255.

Legal Aid Ontario
Legal Aid Ontario provides legal aid services for those who are financially eligible.
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Osgoode’s Community Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP)
CLASP is Osgoode Hall Law School’s student-run legal clinic offering free services and case management in the GTA. Must be financially and geographically eligible.
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Phone: 416-736-5029

Queen’s Legal Aid Ontario
Queen’s University’s student-run legal clinic offers free services and case management in Kingston. Must be financially and geographically eligible.
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Phone: 613-533-2102

University of Ottawa’s Community Legal Clinic
University of Ottawa’s student-run legal clinic offers free services and case management in Ottawa. Must be financially and geographically eligible. Drop-in three times a week.
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Phone: 613-562-5600

University of Toronto’s Downtown Legal Services
Downtown Legal Services is the University of Toronto Faculty of Law legal clinic. We provide advice and representation to low-income clients and University of Toronto students who have legal problems related to criminal law, family law, human rights law, refugee and immigration law, housing law and university affairs (academic offences and appeals). In addition to individual client services, DLS runs an expansive community outreach and public legal education program, aimed at raising awareness of key legal rights and responsibilities. We also provide notary services for a nominal charge. Must be financially and geographically eligible.
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Phone: 416-934-4535

University of Western’s Community Legal Services
Western’s student-run legal clinic offers free services and case management in London. Must be financially and geographically eligible.
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Phone: 519-661-3352

University of Windsor’s Community Legal Aid
University of Windsor’s student-run legal clinic offers free services and case management in Windsor to those who are financially eligible.
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Phone: 519-253-7150

To be listed as a trans-positive/knowledgeable legal service provider, please email JusticeTrans with your organization name, a brief blurb about the legal services you offer, and your contact information.