Aboriginal Legal Services

Aboriginal Legal Services


Description
COVID19 -- serving clients by phone as much as possible * agency will continue to prepare Gladue reports and Gladue Letters and provide Court Worker services to the Toronto courts * all walk-in service, group programming, notarization, commissioning of documents and public legal education and outreach activities are currently suspended

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Community Legal Clinic 416-408-4041, fax 416-408-1568 * deals primarily with landlord and tenant issues, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP), Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD), human rights, police complaints, criminal injuries compensation, poverty law, Indian Act * no criminal or family law * may provide representation * referrals to lawyers in private practice where appropriate * law reform and public legal education activities * funded by Legal Aid Ontario

Aboriginal Court Worker Program -- support to those appearing in court * assistance in finding lawyers and contacting family members * referrals * available at all criminal courts in Toronto

Community Council Program -- criminal diversion program for young and adult Aboriginal offenders charged with a wide variety of offences * substitutes court appearance with an appearance before community members, with a disposition focusing on culture, tradition and healing

Gladue (Aboriginal Persons) Courts -- support available at Old City Hall, College Park and 1000 Finch Ave W courts

Gladue Writer/Caseworker -- call for information

Giiwedin Anang Council -- Aboriginal alternative dispute resolution for families involved in the child welfare system * family counselling delivered by community Elders and members focus on traditional teachings and Talking Circles
Eligibility
For Aboriginal people (status or non-status), M├ętis and Inuit
Application Process
Call or visit website for information
Toll Free
1-844-633-2886
Office
416-408-3967
Alternate Office
416-408-4041
Fax
416-408-1568
Web Site
Visit Website
Email
info@aboriginallegal.ca
Languages
English, French, Other - translation and interpretation may be arranged for First Nation languages
Contact
Jonathan Rudin, Program Director
Phone: 416-408-3967 ext 226
Director of Legal Advocacy
Christa Big Canoe
Phone: 416-408-3967 ext 225
Fees
None
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible building including barrier free washroom
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
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Last Updated On
March 15, 2023
Address
211 Yonge St, Suite 500
Toronto, ON, M5B 1M4
Cross street: Yonge St and Queen St E
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Hours of Operation
Mon
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

COVID19 -- offering service by phone * call 416-408-4041 or toll free 1-844-633-2886
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Community Legal Clinic intake -- Mon, Wed, Fri 10 am-3 pm * other times by appointment
Service Area(s)
Ontario