legal aid resources in ontario in light of covid-19
We, at the Toronto Global Shapers hub are thinking of those who are in need of legal advice and support during this trying time. To that end, we have collated a list of resources below. If there is a legal aid organization that you would like to recommend be added, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that these resources have last been updated as of March 25, 2020. For the most recent updates, please refer to the Government of Canada and Ontario Government websites, and the organizations’ websites directly.
General Resources during covid-19
Steps to Justice
An online, self-help tool with step-by-step information
Legal Aid Ontario Summary Advice Program
LAO has waived financial eligibility requirements for summary legal advice. Call 1-800-668-8258, Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm.
Pro Bono Ontario
Pro Bono Ontario’s free legal advice hotline offers free legal advice and assistance for up to 30 minutes from Monday to Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Call 1-855-255-7256.
Legal Aid Clinics in your Catchment Area
Call your legal aid clinic in your catchment area
Written by Legal Aid Ontario lawyers and staff from across Ontario, LawFacts answers questions about common legal issues.
employment and work issues
COVID-19 Employment Law Section, Steps to Justice
immigration and detention matters
COVID-19 Immigration Law Section, Steps to Justice
Legal Aid Ontario
LAO’s refugee law offices are offering expanded services for immigration detention review hearings