Halton Community Legal Services is one of more than 70 community legal clinics funded by Legal Aid Ontario to provide legal services throughout Ontario. Each legal clinic tries to match its services to meet the priority needs of the community it serves.
In addition to providing services to people one at a time, we educate the public about their legal rights and work to improve laws that build a more equitable and just society.
We provide legal assistance in areas of law which particularly affect low-income individuals or disadvantaged communities, such as legal matters related to housing and shelter, employment standards, income maintenance, entitlement to social assistance and other similar government programs.
Most of our work deals with helping people to meet their most basic needs— having a source of income and a roof over their heads.
The Legal Aid Services Act and the clinic’s Memorandum of Understanding with Legal Aid Ontario require staff to provide high quality services to the community including activities in community development, law reform and public legal education. These are referred to as outreach activities.