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Description and Services
Description (Service) Community Legal Clinic * deals primarily with landlord and tenant issues, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP), Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD), human rights, police complaints, criminal injuries compensation, poverty law, Indian Act * no criminal or family law * may provide representation * referrals to lawyers in private practice where appropriate * law reform and public legal education activities * funded by Legal Aid Ontario 
 
Aboriginal Court Worker Program: support to those appearing in court * assistance in finding lawyers and contacting family members * referrals * available at all criminal courts in Toronto 
 
Community Council Program: criminal diversion program for young and adult Aboriginal offenders charged with a wide variety of offences * substitutes court appearance with an appearance before community members, with a disposition focusing on culture, tradition and healing 
 
Gladue (Aboriginal Persons) Courts: support available at Old City Hall, College Park and 1000 Finch Ave W courts 
 
Giiwedin Anang Council: Aboriginal alternative dispute resolution for families involved in the child welfare system * family counselling delivered by community Elders and members focus on traditional teachings and Talking Circles
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Community Legal Clinic intake Mon, Wed, Fri 10 am-3 pm * other times by appointment
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility For Aboriginal people (status or non-status) Métis and Inuit
Application Visit website for more information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - translation and interpretation may be arranged for First Nation languages
Fees None
Service Categories Duty Counsel ~ Indigenous Communities ; General Legal Aid ~ Indigenous Communities ; Indigenous Courts ; Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution ~ Indigenous Communities
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-408-3967 ; Community Legal Clinic 416-408-4041
Toll Free Phone 1-844-633-2886
Fax 416-408-1568
E-Mail alst@web.ca
Website www.aboriginallegal.ca
Primary Contact Edith Moore, Manager of Human Resources and Administration; Phone: 416-408-4041 ext 278
Primary Executive Jonathan Rudin, Program Director; Phone: 416-408-3967 ext 226
Alternate Executive Christa Big Canoe, Director of Legal Advocacy; Phone: 416-408-3967 ext 225
Names
Alternate Name Aboriginal Court Worker Program ; Community Council Program ; Giiwedin Anang Council ; Gladue (Aboriginal Persons) Courts ; Toronto Aboriginal Legal Services
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
211 Yonge St, Ste 500
Toronto, ON M5B 1M4
 
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Intersection Yonge St and Queen St E
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Other Details
Funding Provincial - Legal Aid Ontario
Resources Website

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