What can you do if you don’t qualify for legal aid and you don’t have money to pay for a lawyer?
There are many organizations that offer advice/guidance for free or at a reduced rate. Here are some such organizations in the Province of Ontario that may be able to help.
And if you know of any other services that aren’t listed on this page please let us know.
- Landlordâ€™s Self-Help Centre - Landlord’s Self-Help Centre is an incorporated non-profit organization that provides information, assistance and educational programs to Ontario’s small scale landlords free of charge.
- KEEWAYTINOK NATIVE LEGAL SERVICES - a community legal clinic providing free services to low income people and their organizations in the James and Hudson Bay areas of Northeastern Ontario.
- PARKDALE COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES - Parkdale Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic located on Queen Street in the west end of Toronto. Provides free legal advice, assistance and representation to low income residents living in the Parkdale area.
- HIV & AIDS LEGAL CLINIC ONTARIO - HALCO - is a not-for-profit, community-based legal clinic serving low income People with HIV and AIDS (PHA’s) in Ontario.
- THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC - The University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic provides legal services to the Ottawa-Carleton community. Services include summary legal information, legal representation, referrals, public legal education, advocacy and law reform. Caters to low income people, students and members of historically disadvantaged groups.
- WATERLOO REGION COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES - Waterloo Region Community Legal Services (WRCLS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal services to those who meet financial eligibility in the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge area.
- NIAGARA NORTH COMMUNITY LEGAL ASSISTANCE - Niagara North Community Legal Assistance is dedicated to the provision of legal and para-legal services to the community. Such services include independent legal representation to eligible low-income clients, provision of information to the general public on matters pertaining to the law, and identification of and advocacy on law reform issues.
- The Barabara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic - The Clinic offers a variety of legal services to women who have experienced partner assault, adult sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse and other forms of gender persecution. (Toronto)
- ARCH - A Legal Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (Toronto)
- Justice for Children and Youth - Justice for Children and Youth provides legal representation to low-income children and youth in Toronto and vicinity.