Equality and Justice
For People With Disabilities

Ottawa Community Legal Clinics

Between June 2019 - April 2020, Reach will 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. It is the initiative’s goal to provide free legal services and increased knowledge to clients and their support staff about the value of law to empower even the most vulnerable citizens. This project was funded by a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation.

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.

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Upcoming Clinics

Reach regularly schedules drop-in clinics for either legal referrals or for legal information throughout Ottawa for people with disabilities.

Please contact Legal Clinic Coordinator, Joanne Silkauskas, at joannesilkauskas@reach.ca or call 613-236-6636 for further information.

 

Past Clinic Partners:


Center 454

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

Youville Centre

St. Joe's Women's Centre

Centre 507

MICA Friendship Support Group

 

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