Legal Aid

Legal Aid Clinic Program

The Legal Aid Clinic program is provided through Waterloo Region Community Legal Services. This clinic provides legal assistance to low-income individuals. As Waterloo Region Community Legal Services falls under the Clinic program of Legal Aid, they deal with the following types of legal problems:

  • Landlord and Tenant - Residential Tenancies Act, Landlord and Tenant Board
  • Social Assistance including Ontario Works and Ontario Disability
  • Canada Pension
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Debtor-Creditor
  • Employment Insurance
  • Consumer law

The clinic does not deal with matters concerning the following types of law:

  • Family law
  • Real Estate
  • Criminal law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Dismissal

Legal Aid Certificate Program

The Certificate Program provides funding for legal services for other matters, mainly concerning criminal, family and immigration law. If your problem concerns any of these three areas, contact Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) at 1-800-668-8258 to apply for a legal aid certificate. Once approved, you will be given a certificate which you may take to a lawyer in the private bar to assist you with your problem. The certificate is a guarantee of payment by LAO to the private lawyer for his/her services to you.

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