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Organization: Aboriginal Legal Services  
Phone Numbers: 416-408-3967 or 416-408-4041
Toll-Free: 1-844-633-2886
Fax: 416-408-1568
Email: info@aboriginallegal.ca
Website: www.aboriginallegal.ca
Address:
211 Yonge St, Suite 500
Toronto, ON
M5B 1M4
Intersection: Yonge St and Queen St E
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Community Legal Clinic intake -- Mon, Wed, Fri 10 am-3 pm * other times by appointment
Executives: Jonathan Rudin - Program Director
416-408-3967 ext 226
Christa Big Canoe - Director of Legal Advocacy
416-408-3967 ext 225
Contacts: Edith Moore - Senior Manager of Human Resources and Administration
416-408-4041 ext 278
Service Description: Community Legal Clinic 416-408-4041, fax 416-408-1568 * deals primarily with landlord and tenant issues, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP), Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD), human rights, police complaints, criminal injuries compensation, poverty law, Indian Act * no criminal or family law * may provide representation * referrals to lawyers in private practice where appropriate * law reform and public legal education activities * funded by Legal Aid Ontario

Aboriginal Court Worker Program -- support to those appearing in court * assistance in finding lawyers and contacting family members * referrals * available at all criminal courts in Toronto

Community Council Program -- criminal diversion program for young and adult Aboriginal offenders charged with a wide variety of offences * substitutes court appearance with an appearance before community members, with a disposition focusing on culture, tradition and healing

Gladue (Aboriginal Persons) Courts -- support available at Old City Hall, College Park and 1000 Finch Ave W courts

Giiwedin Anang Council -- Aboriginal alternative dispute resolution for families involved in the child welfare system * family counselling delivered by community Elders and members focus on traditional teachings and Talking Circles

Fees: None
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: For Aboriginal people (status or non-status), Métis and Inuit
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Community Legal Clinics
Courts and Court Assistance
Criminal Justice Outreach
Lawyer Referral

This information was last completely updated on September 19, 2018

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