Algoma Community Legal Clinic

Helping low income people since 1984

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The Algoma Community Legal Clinic is a law office funded by Legal Aid Ontario. It is staffed by lawyers, community legal workers and support staff, who provide free legal advice and representation to eligible clients in certain areas of law.

Location

Queenscentre Building 473 Queen Street East Suite 301 Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Z5 Tel: (705) 942-4900 (800) 616-1109 Fax: (705) 942-6894

Legal Representation

You may qualify for representation by the legal clinic if:

1. You live in Sault Ste. Marie or in the western part of the Algoma District;

2. You are within the financial eligibility guidelines adopted by our Board of Directors (if your earnings are limited or if you receive social assistance, employment insurance or a government pension, you probably qualify); and

3. You require assistance in one of the following areas:

  • Social Assistance, including Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program Benefits and Family Benefits
  • Canada Pension Plan Benefits
  • Old Age Security Pensions
  • Residential Tenancies
  • Rent Increases and Rent Review
  • Rent-Geared-to-Income Housing, Social Housing
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Employment Insurance
  • Human Rights.

In these areas of law, we may act for you in court or before an administrative tribunal. We may also assist you in representing yourself or in making official complaints.

We may also be able to assist you by commissioning affidavits and/or notarizing documents in the areas of laws in which we practice.

Summary Advice

The Algoma Community Legal Clinic is a law office funded by Legal Aid Ontario. It is staffed by lawyers, community legal workers and support staff, who provide free legal advice and representation to eligible clients in certain areas of law.