Legal Referral & Information Clinics
This project allows Reach to deliver legal services directly to people at drop-in centres and shelters – the places where people congregate to access other services such as health care, food, employment assistance and counseling - or virtually with the assistance of community organizations who provide these in-person services. It is the initiative’s goal to provide free legal services and increased knowledge to clients and support staff of community organizations about the value of law to empower even the most vulnerable citizens. This project is funded by the Ottawa Community Foundation and will continue throughout 2021.
This project will build on the success of a pilot project funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, where clinics were held in both Ottawa and the surrounding communities of the Champlain region free of charge between October 2017 and March 2019. The initial project focused on assisting with legal forms.
Reach regularly schedules drop-in clinics for legal referrals or for legal information in partnership with organizations throughout Ottawa and the Champlain region. Due to COVID-19, Reach will be holding Legal Referral & Information Clinics virtually.
Please contact Clinic Coordinator Jennifer Ho by email or phone 613-236-6636 for further information.
Past Clinic Partners:
Centre de santé communautaire de l'Estrie - Embrun
Canadian Mental Health Association
Centre de santé communautaire de l'Estrie - Cornwall
Centre Espoir Sophie
Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills clinic/Clinique Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills
Centre de santé de Crysler
Youth Services Bureau
Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Psychiatric Survivors Ottawa
Dave Smith Treatment Centre
St. Luke's Table
St. Joe's Women's Centre
MICA Friendship Support Group
Community Legal Services Ottawa
Olde Forge Community Resource Centre
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Odawa Native Friendship Centre
Carleton Disability Awareness Centre
Past Focused Clinics:
Landlord Tenant Information and Form Clinic/Clinique d'information juridique et de soutien au remplissage de formulaires en droit du logement
Family Law Information and Form Clinic/Clinique d'information juridique et de soutien au remplissage de formulaires en droit de la famille
Canada Pension Plan Updates and Form Clinic/Clinique d'information juridique et de soutien au remplissage de formulaires ayant trait au Régime de pensions du Canada
Criminal Law Information Clinic/Clinique d'information juridique en droit pénal