How We Can Help

The Northwest Community Legal Clinic was established on April 1, 2009 and has three offices in Fort Frances, Kenora and Atikokan. The Kenora office (formerly the Kenora Community Legal Clinic) was established in 1977. The Fort Frances and Atikokan offices (formerly the Rainy River District Community Legal Clinic) were respectively established in 1987 and 1988. We are one of 77 legal clinics throughout Ontario which receives its funding from Legal Aid Ontario. The Clinic is managed by a 10 member Board of Directors; the Directors are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting with 5 members representing each district.

If you have limited income and have problems in any of the following areas, the Legal Clinic may be able to help you:

  • Residential Tenancies (tenants only)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Child Tax Benefits (CCTB)
  • Disability Tax Benefits
  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP)  Disability or Pension Benefits
  • Old Age Security (OAS)
  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Employment Standards (ESA)
  • Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) (limited assistance)
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)
  • Consumer and Credit/Debt Issues
  • Birth Certificates
  • Native Status Applications
  • Human Rights

The Northwest Community Legal Clinic also provides referral services for a wide area of issues.

This material is for information purposes only, and is not legal advice.  If you require legal advice, please contact your community legal clinic or other legal representative.