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Cuts are a short-sighted misstep

Cuts are an unconscionable attack on the province’s most vulnerable.

“The recent decision of the Ford government to drastically cut Legal Aid Ontario’s funding is not only an unconscionable attack on the province’s most vulnerable, but even more reprehensible when it is considered that the Progressive Conservatives have used the cover of refugees and immigrants as a shield from any blowback.” (May 8, 2019, Manitoulin Expositor)

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Stop the Cuts: Access to Justice for All

The provincial government has cut funding to Legal Aid Ontario by 35%, which will result in a massive funding cut to Community Legal Clinics. This will directly impact front-line services and our ability to serve Ontario’s most vulnerable people. 

You can make a difference – learn how here. #Justice4All

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2018 Annual Report on Community Legal Clinics

The ACLCO is pleased to share its Annual Report, “Together Making the Equal Rights Dream a Reality” showcasing the fine work done in our community legal clinics to advance access to justice for all.  Click here to view.

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2019 Annual General Meeting & Conference

The ACLCO will be hosting its 22nd Annual General Meeting and Conference in Toronto on April 26-27, 2019.  The 2019 AGM theme is Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times, focusing on ensuring that clinics thrive as they defend the rights of their communities and ensure access to justice for the most disadvantaged. 

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Submissions to the LSO

From time to time, the ACLCO assists clinics in exercising their collective voice by developing systemic positions. The Law Society of Ontario recently held consultations and called for submissions on two issues of Governance and on Lawyer Licensing.  The ACLCO submitted a submission on each issue on behalf of the clinic system.  You can access […]

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2018 Annual General Meeting & Conference

The ACLCO held its 21st Annual AGM and Conference May 25-26 featuring two days of important board and staff training and ACLCO business focused on the theme of “Building on our Successes”.

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2017 Annual Report

The ACLCO is pleased to share its Annual Report, “Together Making the Equal Rights Dream a Reality” intended to showcase the fine work done in our community legal clinics for audiences such as local communities, community partners, funders, government and the broader justice sector. We hope that you will see your work reflected in it […]

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2017 Sydney B. Linden Award goes to Grace Plucino

Grace Pluchino, a community legal worker at the forefront of tenants’ rights for the past 30 years, is this year’s recipient of the Sidney B. Linden Award given by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) to honour exceptional individuals who help low-income Ontarians in the pursuit of access to justice.

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