Community Legal Clinics
ISAC works in close partnership with community legal clinics across Ontario.
Local community-based clinics have specific catchment areas and provide legal services to Ontarians with low incomes. Specialty clinics, like ISAC, work in a number of areas or law and/or for various constituent groups.
Want to know more about the legal clinic system in general? Click here for more information about community legal clinics.
For public legal information:
- Steps to Justice provides step-by-step information about legal problems. It’s information that’s reliable, practical, and easy to understand. There are sections on Income Assistance and Employment & Work, among others.
- Your Legal Rights is a website of legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.
- Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) is a specialty legal clinic that provides a number of resources and publications in various topic areas. CLEO operates Your Legal Rights and runs other projects, including other online legal information sites.
We also work in partnership with other groups and organizations that do anti-poverty and income security work in Ontario, including:
Canadian Labour Congress – EI Committee
ISAC staff are members of the committee.
ISAC staff chairs the Defend Disability group and participates in communications and advocacy work.
Low Income Energy Network (LIEN)
ISAC staff support the work of LIEN.
Migrant Rights Network (MRN)
ISAC is a member of MRN and staff support MRN projects and initiatives.
ODSP Action Coalition
ISAC staff participate in the Coalition’s Steering Committee, Policy & Research Committee, and the Public Awareness & Advocacy Committee.
Ontario Project for Interclinic Community Organizing (OPICCO)
ISAC staff support the work of OPICCO.
Ontario Campaign 2000
ISAC staff are on the Steering Committee of Ontario Campaign 2000 and participate in Campaign 2000 projects and initiatives.
25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction (On Hiatus)
ISAC staff contributed to 25in5 through activity on its Steering and Convening committees, and through communications and advocacy work.
Other Related Groups
We often partner with or rely on the expertise of groups like:
- Canada Without Poverty
- Canada Social Research Links
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) – Ontario Office
- Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change
- Community Legal Assistance Society – BC
- Feed Ontario
- Gig Workers United
- Good Jobs for All Coalition
- Justice For Workers
- Maytree Foundation
- Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
- Social Planning Network of Ontario
- Wellesley Institute
- Workers Action Centre