Services for vulnerable communities

Legal Aid Ontario places an importance on helping people who face greater challenges when it comes to resolving their legal problems.

For example, there are often high numbers of people who self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit, or as Black or African‑Canadian in the Ontario criminal justice system and the child welfare system.

Additionally, people who have mental health or addiction issues; or who have been subjected to domestic abuse; or who are from a racialized community; or communicate in French all often face a number of legal issues at the same time that make it more difficult to get legal help.

Knowing this, Legal Aid Ontario has developed a number of strategies offering services for particular communities to better address their legal needs. To learn more about these special services we provide, please visit any of the pages listed.