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The Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario (ACLCO) is the representative body of Ontario's community legal aid clinics. The Association's objectives are to:

  • Improve the legal welfare of the communities served by member legal clinics;
  • Promote unity and understanding among legal clinics in Ontario;
  • Represent and advocate on behalf of legal clinics in Ontario;
  • Promote and expand the legal clinic system in Ontario.

The ACLCO is governed by a 13 person executive, made up of staff and board members from clinics throughout the province.


L'Association des Cliniques Juridiques Communautaires de L'Ontario (ACJCO) est un organisme représentant des cliniques juridiques communautaires. Les objectives de l'Association sont :

  • Améliorer le bien-être juridique des communautés servi par les cliniques juridiques membres;
  • Promouvoir l'unité et la compréhension parmi les cliniques juridiques en Ontario;
  • Représenter et défendre les cliniques juridiques en Ontario;
  • Promouvoir et étendre le système des cliniques juridiques en Ontario.

L'association est dirigée par treize cadres exécutifs, composée d'employés et de membres de conseil des cliniques de partout de la province.


What's New

Community Development Announcement

Survey Results

October 2016 - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) and the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario (ACLCO) have created a joint working group to develop strategies that will help clinics do more community development and community organizing at the local level. Read the announcement here in English ou en français


Membership Survey Results

Survey Results

In July 2016, the ACLCO surveyed members about its services. We are pleased to share the results with you. Click here to download the document (PDF).


New Digs!

55 University Ave, Toronto

The ACLCO is finally in our permanent, new offices on the 14th floor at 55 University Avenue, Toronto. Please drop by and check out our new digs!

If you are sending items in the mail to us, please note our new address on the Contact Us page.


Annual General Meeting

Oakham House, RyersonU

The 19th annual Annual General Meeting & Conference was held May 27-28th at Oakham House, featuring two days of important board and staff training and ACLCO business focused on the them of "New Beginnings".

Members can access conference materials in the Members area.

Legal Aid Ontario's CEO David Field brought greetings to us and we are pleased be able to share his remarks. [View the Video]


Annual Report

2015 Annual Report: Together Making the Equal Rights Dream a Reality (cover image)

The ACLCO is pleased to publish its first Annual Report, "Together Making the Equal Rights Dream a Reality" intended to showcase the fine work done in our community legal clinics [more]


Community Legal Clinic
Transformation Projects

Community Legal Clinics across Ontario are engaged in projects to improve client services, tackle access to justice issues in their communities and streamline operations. These projects are as unique as the communities they serve. Read more about these exciting initiatives.


The Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario is proud to announce the release of a first-ever Strategic Plan for Ontario’s Community Legal Clinic system. Click Here


On Friday September 21st, 2012 the ACLCO hosted a live presentation entitled “A Practical Clinic Perspective on Mergers and Hubs – The Hamilton and Rexdale Experiences." To view the presentation Click Here


Community Legal Clinics in Ontario: Ensuring access to justice

ACLCO releases in partnership with its member clinics a new information booklet profiling the clinic system, what it does, and the impact on the clients it serves. Disponible en français.

Please Note: Due to the large file size this document may take some time to download.