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Your community legal clinic. www. community legal centre .ca. 158 George Street, Level 1 Belleville, ON K8N 3H2 Tele: (613) 966 8686. Toll Free: 1 877 966 8686 Fax: (613) 966 6251 TTY: (613) 966 8714. Who We Are. A non-profit community legal clinic

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Your community legal clinic

www.communitylegalcentre.ca

158 George Street, Level 1

Belleville, ON K8N 3H2

Tele: (613) 966 8686

Toll Free: 1 877 966 8686

Fax: (613) 966 6251

TTY: (613) 966 8714

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Who We Are

  • A non-profit community legal clinic
  • Funded by Legal Aid Ontario and other partners
  • Governed by a community-based Board of Directors
  • Employs lawyers, legal workers, and intake staff
  • Strong volunteer program
  • Provide FREE referrals, legal information, advice, assistance and representation to people living on a low income

www.communitylegalcentre.ca

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Mission Statement

CALC provides access to justice through quality legal services, advocacy, and information for people living on a low income or in poverty

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Vision and Values

Vision

We strive to achieve social justice with dignity by influencing change in our community, our institutions and the law.

Values

We believe:

● Justice is a right for individuals and communities

● In being client centered and accessible

● Every person is of infinite value

● In being responsive to, and collaborative with, our community

● In creative, innovative and effective services and work

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Types of Services

  • ●Direct client services
  • ● Community Development
  • ● Law Reform & Systemic Advocacy

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Direct Client Services

● Referrals

● Legal information and summary advice

● Self-help

● Brief services

● Duty counsel

● Representation before courts and tribunals ● Triage and holistic service delivery approaches

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Community Development

Spectrum of Strategies

Speaking engagements and legal education workshops

Producing newsletters and/or developing websites

Developing public legal education (PLE) materials

Developing coalitions & campaigns

Community organizing

Hosting conferences

Systemic advocacy

Media Work (print, radio, television)

Enhancing community capacity building: relationships and social capital

Popular Education

Community participatory action research

Working with community groups and networks

Building awareness about social injustice

Community Outreach

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Law Reform and Systemic Advocacy

● Meeting with politicians at all levels of government

● Appellate work and test case litigation

● Advocating for changes to laws and program delivery

● Creating awareness about need for law reform

● Working with groups on law reform projects

● Preparing briefs and submissions to government bodies

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Conditions of Service

  • ● There are no fees for our services
  • ●Clients must meet financial eligibility and case selection criteria
  • ●Clients may be asked to pay for legal disbursements

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Legal Help

  • Some examples of the
  • legal services we offer

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Legal Help

Areas of Law

  • Housing rights: Tenants rights and obligations
    • Residential Tenancies Act
    • Property Standards
    • Social Housing
  • Income Security
    • Welfare/Ontario Works
    • Ontario Disability Support Program
    • Canada Pension Plan Disability
    • Employment Insurance

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Legal Help

Areas of Law

  • Employment Rights
      • Occupational Health & Safety
      • Employment Standards
      • Wrongful dismissal, sexual harassment
      • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Human Rights & Vulnerable Communities
  • Special Education
  • Consumer Law

www.communitylegalcentre.ca

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Tenant Hotline

On Home page

And Tenant Page

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Services in Rural and Remote Communities

  • Satellite offices in:
  • Bancroft
  • Madoc
  • Napanee
  • Picton
  • Trenton

www.communitylegalcentre.ca

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Special Services & Outreach to Deaf Community

  • Deaf intake guide
  • TTY availability
  • Interpreter Services
  • Email and text access

http://www.communitylegalcentre.ca/Services/Deaf.htm

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Public Legal Education

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Legal Education

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Community Action Research

Communities Taking Action - April 2005Led to creation of Affordable Housing Action Network (AHAN)

Interviewed 781 households: Homeless; At risk of being homeless; Precariously housed; Low income households

Action Plan developed: comprehensive recommendations including property standards enforcement, homelessness prevention, and creation of an Action Network with diverse partners

Two task forces established: Community Capacity Building, Advocacy & Awareness Task Force; Bricks and Mortar Task Force

Current information: http://www.hastingshousing.com/ahan/index.cfm

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Law Reform

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What We

Don’t Do

  • ● We do not handle the following areas of law:
  • Real Estate, Family Law, Criminal law
  • ● We do not issue Legal Aid Certificates
  • ●For criminal and family law issues, call the Legal Aid Customer Service Centre: 1-800-668-8258
  • ● Get a 30 minute free consultation with a private bar lawyer from the Lawyer Referral Service: 1-800-268-8326

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Contact Us

Our Service Area and Contact Information

  • Service Area
  • Hastings County
  • Prince Edward County
  • Southern half of Lennox
  • & Addington County
  • Office Locations
  • Belleville
  • Bancroft
  • Madoc
  • Napanee
  • Picton
  • Trenton
  • Head Office (Belleville):
  • 158 George Street, Level 1
  • Belleville, ON K8N 3H2
  • Phone: 613-966-8686
  • Toll Free: 1-877-966-8686
  • Fax: 613-966-6251
  • TTY: 613-966-8714
  • Toll Free TTY: 1-877-966-8714

www.communitylegalcentre.ca

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