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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:

Offers legal advocacy support, information and referrals to women who have experienced violence or abuse.  Provides support with navigating legal systems when leaving an abusive relationship, including family, criminal, immigration, and child welfare issues.  Accompaniment to court is available.  Collect calls accepted.

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.

An independent agency, funded by the Government of Ontario, to provide legal services to individuals who have experienced discrimination. The Centre will provide legal assistance to individuals in making an application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to resolve a human rights dispute. 

Provides legal services to low income seniors living in the community in their own homes or in group living arrangements such as retirement homes, boarding homes and long term care facilities.  Areas of law covered also include elder abuse, advance care planning, and consent and capacity.

This online service will refer an Ontario resident to a lawyer or paralegal who can help with their legal need. Legal fees may be charged by the legal professional it offers as a referral.

This service cannot identify legal representatives who work on a contingency basis or accept pro bono work.

This service is not for those who are in crisis, such as those in custody.

Services provided by the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada.

  • Investigates complaints about federal institutions' handling of information access requests
  • Monitors federal institutions' performances under the Access to Information Act and represents the commissioner in court cases and provides legal advice on investigations and legislative matters

Provides support for women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse.  Free emergency transportation is offered by taxi to Interval House. 

Services include:

  • emergency shelter
  • housing support
  • individual and group counselling
  • employment assistance
  • transitional outreach
  • legal advocacy

Sign-up and drop-in groups also available.

CAS 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. It also facilitates kinship adoptions.