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A non-profit bilingual community legal clinic serving low income residents of Hamilton. In addition, to providing 'traditional' poverty law services including legal advice and referrals and legal representation, the clinic is involved in public legal education, community development and law reform.

Legal Services provided include but are not limited to:

Provides free legal services to people living with mental health and substance use concerns which cause barriers to accessing traditional legal services. These free legal clinics are offered throughout the Hamilton community. Times and locations can be seen on the online calendar.

Provides a place of sanctuary, safety and support for women (and their children) with a variety of programs.

Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families (LEAF)

  • Early intervention group supports for children who have witness women abuse.
  • Participants share feelings about the abuse and violence they have witnessed

Family Court Support Worker Program

CCAS provides adoption and fostering education programs, home studies, adoption placement of children, post-placement counselling and support, and fulfillment of legal requirements to finalize placement of children for adoption.

This organization facilitates kinship adoption in which children needing out-of-home placements are paired with family members or other individuals known to the child/family.

Offers legal services, education, and system navigation to the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit community in Hamilton. This is a francophone project that has an accompanying English component.

Services include:

  • Training for community groups, service providers, and legal workers
  • Public legal education that is culturally sensitive and delivered with accessibility in mind
  • Legal support and services for disadvantaged queer clients

Offers legal support and forms assistance to help transgender individuals through the process of legally changing their name and sex designation on Ontario and Canada government IDs, birth certificates, and other records.

Aims to improve access to justice for Indigenous peoples in Hamilton and surrounding communities by providing culturally respectful and appropriate legal services to Indigenous clients.

A "Welcoming Ceremony" took place on May 15, 2014 at which Hamilton Community Legal Clinic was presented with an eagle feather which is available as needed to all clients.