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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.

West End Legal Services of Ottawa

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

Contract: 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

CPP, EI, housing, immigration, ODSP, Ontario Works, Workers' Compensation Serves the area west of Holland and Fisher Avenue and to the western limits of the area formerly known as the Ottawa-Carleton Region

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

CPP, EI, housing, immigration, ODSP, Ontario Works, Workers' Compensation. Summary advice given over phone Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; includes representation in court, Review Boards or Tribunals or can negotiate settlements; duty counsel lawyers available to give summary advice and prepare affidavits on Tuesday and Thursday 3-7:30 pm; serves community south of Queensway and east of Fisher Avenue

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

CPP, EI, Housing (arrears, selling), immigration, ODSP, Ontario Works, Workers' Compensation Includes representation in court at Review Boards and Tribunals; also negotiate settlements

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.


Legal Aid Ontario Ottawa District Office (Ottawa Immigration & Refugee Law Office)

Address: 73 Albert Street, Ground Floor, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1E3 Central (Centretown)

Contact: 613-238-7931, 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)

Contact: 613-744-3960, 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

Address: 500 Old St. Patrick Street, Unit 3, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9G4 (Central)

Contact:613-798-1488 or 800-263-4889 (toll free) 

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


Ottawa Legal Information Centre

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

Contact: 613-842-7462 info@legalinfocentre.ca  Monday 1-5 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9 am-12 pm and 1-5 pm; Wednesday 9 am-12 pm and 1-7 pm (5-7 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

Up to 30 minutes of free legal advice over the phone and can refer to lawyer that can help


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 St W, Hawkesbury, ON K6A 

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.