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Newcomer Conversations: Learning Canadian Law

Halton Community Legal Services delivered free workshops called “Newcomer Conversations” on a variety of legal topics which are important to newcomers living in Halton. Delivering public legal information is an important part of our mandate to help people who have low-incomes in Halton solve their legal problems.

We worked together with our community partners, who serve newcomers in Halton, to organize workshops for their clients or members who wanted to learn about:

  • Worker Rights (Employment Law)
  • Tenant Rights (Housing Law)
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights and Discrimination: Overcoming the “Canadian Experience” barrier
  • Social Assistance and Public Benefits
  • Making Decisions in Advance: Power of Attorneys and Wills

The Newcomer Conversations project also aimed to better understand the legal needs of newcomers in Halton and to develop best practices for the delivery of public legal education and information to newcomers.

This project was funded in part by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Although the Newcomer Conversations project wrapped up in September 2021, we continue to offer Public Legal Education workshops. If you are interested in having Halton Community Legal Services deliver a workshop, please get in touch with us by email or call (905) 875-2069 to discuss how we can work together.

Read the final project report and key themes report: