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Ottawa & Surrounding Area Legal Clinics

This list contains legal clinics found in the Ottawa area.  Each clinic has its own catchment area so please ensure that your address falls within it.  Typically, legal clinics assist in the following areas: Canada Pension Plan disability benefits, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Immigration / Refugee, Ontario Works / Social Assistance, Tenant law, and WSIB.

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Ottawa Legal Clinics


University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic

Address: 17 Copernicus Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7N9 Central (Sandy Hill)

Contact: 613-562-5600  louise.toone@uottawa.ca (Louise Toone, Director), Monday and Wednesday 7-9 pm and Thursday 2-4 (drop in); Monday to Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm (business hours)

Services: English/ French, Accessible

Consumer protection, employment problems, small claims court, criminal offenses (assault, fraud under $5,000, mischief, theft under $5,000), housing issues (eviction, repair, rent increases/deposits, roomer/boarder, subletting, harassment), driving without insurance, Criminal Injury Compensation Board claims, partner assault resources

Catchment: clients who reside in the City of Ottawa regarding legal issues that arose in the City of Ottawa.


Community Legal Services Ottawa

CPP, EI, housing, immigration, ODSP, Ontario Works, Workers' Compensation.

West End Legal Services of Ottawa

Address: 1301 Richmond Road, Main Floor, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Y4 / 1301, chemin Richmond Road Ottawa, ON K2B 7Y4

Contact: 613-596-1641 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30am-12 pm and 1-4:30 pm, Thursday 8:30 am-12 pm Services: English/ French, accessible

Catchment: West Ottawa beginning west of Holland and Fisher Avenues and extends to the western boundary of the city.

South Ottawa Community Legal Services

Address: 1355 Bank Street, Suite 406, Ottawa, ON, K1G 8K7 South (Alta Vista)

Contact: 613-733-0140 steing@lao.on.ca (Gary Stein, Executive Director) - Monday 1-4:30 pm, Tuesday to Friday 8:30 am-12 pm and 1-4:30 pm

Services: English/French, Spanish, Interpretive Services, accessible

Catchment: Low income individuals living in southern or eastern neighbourhoods in Ottawa. Most neighbourhoods south of the Queensway and Highway 174 and east of Fisher Avenue and Prince of Wales Drive.

Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre

Address: 1 Nicholas Street, Suite 422, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7B7 Central (near Rideau Centre)

Contact: 613-241-7008 - Monday 8:30 am-12 pm and 1-4:30 pm, Tuesday 1-4:30 pm, Wednesday to Friday 8:30 am-12 pm and 1-4:30 pm

Services: English/ French, accessible office

Catchment: Low income individuals living in the area east of Fisher Avenue and North of the Queensway - Hwy 174. Extends northward to the Ottawa river and eastward to the city boundary.


Ottawa Immigration & Refugee Law Office (part of Ottawa ILSO)

275 Slater Street Suite 1101 Ottawa K1P 5H9

Telephone: 613‑569‑7448

Contact: info@loa.on.ca

Services: English/French

Domestic violence, criminal, family, immigration and refugee, civil, housing, government assistance, out of province Provides services for low-income individuals; services include legal representation for eligible clients who appear in court without lawyer, legal aid applications and information over the phone, legal resources and referrals to other social assitance agencies, a certificate program for complex and serious cases


La Clinique juridique francophone de l'Est d'Ottawa (Vanier Community Service Centre)

Address: 290 rue Depuis, Ottawa, ON, K1L 1A2, East (Vanier)

Téléphone : 613-744-2892, cscv@cscvanier.com

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Wednesday 8:30 am-8:00 pm

Services: French/English, Accessible office

CPP, EI, housing, human rights, incorporations for certain types of non-profit corporations, immigration, ODSP, Ontario Works, POA, Workers' Compensation Also provide info on questions about employment standards, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, Name changes

Catchment: Low income clients living in East Ottawa


Business Law Clinic (uOttawa)

Address: 554 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5 Central (Sandy Hill)

Contact: 613-562-5800, ext. 2971 cda-blc@uottawa.ca  https://www.facebook.com/cda.blc/

Catchment: September to May only, English/French , accessible office

Services: Corporate/commercial law, intellectual arbitration, employment law, tax law, non-profit and charity law, commercial arbitration. Also hosts free public education seminars on subjects relevant to entrepreneurs and small businesses


Métis Nation of Ontario

Suite 1100 – 66 Slater Street Ottawa, ON K1P 5H1

Tel.: 613-798-1488

Services:Medical transportation services, friendly visits, caregiver support services, community support services. Services available to all self-identified Métis persons of all ages; also provide services to other Aboriginal peoples; also provides support with filling out forms, applying for old age security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, ODSP


ODSP Application Support Worker Project, Centre 454

Address: 454 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7M8 Central (Sandy Hill)

Contact: 613-235-4351, ext. 236  centre454@ottawa.anglican.ca - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8-11:30 am and 12:30-3:30 pm; Wednesday 8-11:30 am; Saturday and Sunday 9-11:30 am and 12:30-2:30 pm

Services: English/French, Accessible

Assists persons with significant disabilities & barriers to navigate the complex ODSP application process from the initial expression of interest to the final decision of the Disability Adjudication Unit or Social Benefits Tribunal


Ontario Legal Information Centre

Address: 85 Albert Street, Unit 1400, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6A4  (Centretown)

Contact: 613-842-7462 info@legalinfocentre.ca  Monday 1-4 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm; Wednesday 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm (5-6:30 by appointment only), Friday 9 am-12 pm

Services: English/French

Legal information and referral services offered on a confidential basis, all areas of law, 30 minute meeting with a legal agent who can offer legal information, referral service to specialized resources in the Ottawa region, help to determine the required legal forms, offers pamphlets, resources and information tools prepared by various legal organizations, offers access to a computer, provides an accompaniment service to the Ottawa Courthouse only by appointment Centre doesn't provide legal advice


Family Law Information Centres (FLIC)

Address: 161 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2K1 

Available in family courts courts across Ontario: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/infoctr.php

Information about separation and divorce and related family law issues, family justice services, alternative forms of dispute resolution, local community resources and court processes.


Canadian Mental Health Association-Mental Health Diversion and Court Support Services

Address: 1355 Bank St, Ste 301Ottawa, ON K1H 8K7, Ottawa (South)

Contact: 613-737-7791 cmhaoc@magma.ca   M-F 8:30-4:30pm Sept-May, M-F 8-4 Jun-Aug

Services: English/French, accessible

Services include outreach, case management, housing, concurrent disorders treatment program, health promotion, vocational support services for clients.


AIDS Committee of Ottawa

Address:19 Main St. Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9" Centretown

Contact: 613-238-5014; info@aco-cso.ca 

Services:The Living Room drop-in centre: complementary therapies * hot meals * laundry facilities * clothing * supplementary grocery program * legal clinic


Law Society Referral Service

Contact:1-855-947-5255 (Legal Crisis Line), Online Referrals. 

Monday to Friday 9 am-5 pm

LSRS will help you find a lawyer or paralegal who provides legal services in the area of law that meets your needs. Lawyers or paralegals participating in the service will offer you up to a half-hour free consultation. This consultation may be over the phone or in person (the choice is up to the legal representative).


Surrounding Area Legal Clinics 


Renfrew County Legal Clinic

Address:  236 Stewart St #101,Renfrew, ON K7V 1X7

Phone: (613) 432-8146


Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell              

Address: 352 Main Street West, suite 201 Hawkesbury (Ontario) K6A 2H8

Phone: 613.632.1136


Lanark Leeds & Grenville Legal Clinic 

Address: 10 Sunset Blvd, Perth, ON K7H

Phone:  (613) 264-8888                                                                                                                                                       

French Services offered by appointment. The Legal Clinic serves low-income residents of the counties of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, Northern Frontenac, and Northern Lennox & Addington.