Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic Call Us 905-527-4572
We're a non-profit community legal clinic serving low income residents of Hamilton. In addition, to providing ‘traditional” poverty law services including legal advice & referrals and legal representation, the Clinic is involved in public legal education, community development and law reform.
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Hamilton Community Legal Clinic was launched on April 1, 2010. Our not-for-profit organization is an amalgamation of the three independent community legal clinics that had been operating in the City for over thirty years, Dundurn Community Legal Services, Hamilton Mountain Legal & Community Services and McQuesten Legal & Community Services. The clinics merged so they could provide legal services to more low income Hamilton residents. Also in 2010, the Clinic and the Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara (CSCH/N) reached an agreement for the delivery of French language poverty law services in Hamilton. The Clinic is bilingual and has a French language team. With the support of the CSCH/N we do outreach to stay connected with the Francophone community in Hamilton. The clinic is run by a volunteer board of directors and we are funded by Legal Aid Ontario. All help is private and confidential.

Mission: Hamilton Community Legal Clinic is a community based not for profit agency whose diverse team of caring professionals and volunteers provides legal services to low income individuals and communities to promote access to justice and to improve quality of life. We do this through: summary advice and referral, representation, community development, law reform and public legal education Our Vision Hamilton Community Legal Clinic will be recognized and valued as an important provider of poverty law services and advocate for social change.

02/26/2020
Housing crisis: “He's finally well enough to continue his rehab at home, but his family is now facing another unexpected...
02/25/2020
After a stroke at 27, he's ready to get out of hospital. Amid a housing crunch, he can't leave | CBC News

Housing crisis: “He's finally well enough to continue his rehab at home, but his family is now facing another unexpected challenge: finding an affordable, accessible place to live in a city that's facing a major housing crunch.”

Patrick Kunkel suffered a stroke at the age of 27 and has been living in health care facilities for eight months straight. Finally, he's well enough to continue recovering at home, but his family is now facing another unexpected challenge: finding an accessible place to live in a city that's facing....

This is a powerful statement from more than 200 Canadian lawyers and legal academics: "Settler governments are breaking ...
02/25/2020
Settler governments are breaking international law, not Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, say 200 lawyers, legal scholars | The Star

This is a powerful statement from more than 200 Canadian lawyers and legal academics: "Settler governments are breaking international law, not Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs" #Wetsuweten

While Wet’suwet’en land and water protectors are being depicted as transgressors of the “rule of law,” they are in fact upholding Indigenous and international legal orders.

How can Hamilton police fix its relationship with the city's LGBTQ community? | CBC News
02/25/2020
How can Hamilton police fix its relationship with the city's LGBTQ community? | CBC News

How can Hamilton police fix its relationship with the city's LGBTQ community? | CBC News

Hamilton police recently appointed an openly LGBTQ officer, Det.-Const. Rebecca Moran, to work with the local queer and trans communities as part of an effort to build trust. On Wednesday, as part of our CBC Asks series, we'll speak with her about the very serious concerns members of the community h...

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02/24/2020

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Who doesn’t love to deadlift (and/or bench press, eh @littlejo.r ?)

Calling all @ontariopowerliftingassociation teams and athletes and anyone else who might be interested in a good old fashioned push-pull event taking place in the great outdoors!

June seems like a long while away, but we will sell out this @pullforpride fundraiser and you will be wishing you coulda made it!

Just ask folks like @kellyhemphillrmt @annabis @bertlebee @lifterlinda and the other 25 folks who participated last year and helped to raise $6500.00!

We are supporting the @hamtranshealth @speqtrumyhm and the Queer Justice Project through the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic.

All the info can be found here: PullforPride.com/Hamilton

Reach out if you’d like more information or to put your name on our volunteer or sponsor list!

Métis Statement of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders
02/23/2020
Métis Statement of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

Métis Statement of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

IF YOU ARE MÉTIS, please go here to sign this statement of solidarity: (See a list of all signatures at any time here: all names have to be manually checked so there may be a delay between submitti…

Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project
02/22/2020
Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs arrive in Quebec

Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project

Traditional chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation have arrived in Kahnawake, Que., as they continue their tour of Mohawk communities in eastern Canada where rail blockades in solidarity with their cause have been erected.

This is why we should support the Wet'suwet'en nation and every person trying to keep the planet clean
02/21/2020
They're in their 20s and have never had clean drinking water | CBC News

This is why we should support the Wet'suwet'en nation and every person trying to keep the planet clean

It’s been nearly five months since a boil-water advisory was issued for the Oneida Nation of the Thames, but those living there say there's a generation that's never known clean drinking water.

Blanket Exercise Cotton Factory with SACHA @DanielleB @Righting Relations Still some spots left!!!
02/19/2020

Blanket Exercise Cotton Factory with SACHA @DanielleB @Righting Relations Still some spots left!!!

Do not miss this wonderful event!
02/18/2020

Do not miss this wonderful event!

Come celebrate International Women’s Day with a Community Care Day our Hamilton Community Food Centre! To reserve your spot contact Heryka at [email protected] or call 905-574-1334 ext. 303

The Hamilton Spectator
02/18/2020
The Hamilton Spectator

The Hamilton Spectator

When a troubled, 16-year-old boy in the care of an Ontario children's aid society dies by suicide, the people of this province need to know why.

What went wrong and what was missed by those who were supposed to be looking out for him?
http://torstar.co/LCsA50ypea7

😧“Tuberculosis – a disease that spreads through the air when someone coughs or sneezes – is a historical problem here, i...
02/18/2020
Northern Labrador’s housing shortages and tuberculosis are two faces of the same crisis

😧“Tuberculosis – a disease that spreads through the air when someone coughs or sneezes – is a historical problem here, inflamed in large part by overcrowded homes with poor ventilation and a lack of timely access to medical help. This corner of Labrador has the highest rate of tuberculosis in Canada – 248 cases for every 100,000 people, nearly 50 times the Canadian average.”

Several times over the decades, Nain has been a cramped and poor place to live as disease displaced the region’s Inuit. Now, locals and health officials are trying to stop the cycle from beginning again

When racism leads to injustice: “Officers put the Crossfield, Alta., man in a jail cell for more than 18 hours — virtual...
02/17/2020
RCMP leaves stroke victim in jail cell for 18 hours thinking he was drunk, says lawsuit | CBC News

When racism leads to injustice: “Officers put the Crossfield, Alta., man in a jail cell for more than 18 hours — virtually ignoring his deteriorating condition as he suffered a massive stroke, according to a lawsuit.”

An Alberta man's lawsuit says he likely suffered permanent damage after RCMP arrested him suspecting he was drunk, when he was actually having a stroke. According to the lawsuit, the man was then left in a cell for more than 18 hours, virtually ignored by officers.

😮Privatization of services related to OW??? 😧“A new competitive process open to any public, not-for-profit and private s...
02/16/2020
Ontario Moving Ahead with the Reform of Employment Services

😮Privatization of services related to OW??? 😧“A new competitive process open to any public, not-for-profit and private sector organization was launched to select Service System Managers for the three prototype regions. “

Please read article in comment section as well

Ontario's Government is moving ahead with the reform of the employment services system by introducing new Service System Managers in three prototype regions across Ontario. This approach wi...

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Board of Directors Board members share the goals of the clinic in serving the diverse legal needs of low income Hamiltonians. The Board is responsible to the community for the services provided by the clinic. The Board is also responsible to Legal Aid Ontario for the use of funding dollars. Clinic Staff Our clinic is staffed by lawyers, community legal workers, support staff, community development workers and volunteers. The Executive Director is Hugh Tye.

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Monday 08:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
Thursday 08:30 - 15:30
Friday 08:30 - 15:30

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Being eco friendly, and green it's nothing new to the people living of this lands with their ancestral knowledge, we should recognize the importance of indigenous culture in our efforts to clean energy
They need to improve on their knowledge base and stop giving incorrect information to clients.If you are not 100 percent sure of the answer just say so I will undertake a position that if anyone in need needs information (correct) I will definitely steer them away from this clinic.They have to realize that indigent and uninformed people are using their service and if relied upon, could have devastating consequences.I feel sad for those ones.
Hello ODSP and low income, its special for your pets !! 20 % off on visit and services. FREE exam on Fridays. FREE Heartworm test on Thursdays...............….use the offer. New location having veterinary services such as exam, vaccination, deworming, de-flea, preventives, spay & neuter, x-ray, food and all services related to animal hospital. Discount rates for low income families, ODSP and seniors. Rescue groups welcome. Opened in 2018. Contact 905 385 1999 or 905 389 0707 (our old location)
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Legal Services available in the GTA and surrounding area, these services include Family law support including drafting all documents, filing with the court and serving them, writing scripts and arranging accessibility accommodations for the self represented litigant, small claims court, personal injury, Wrongful termination, workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims, LTD & STD claims, CPP disability claims, Landlord & tenant , Provincial offences and administrative law. Website: Http://www.lambelaw.ca