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“The most advanced justice system in  
the world is a failure if it does not provide  
justice to the people it is meant to serve.  
Access to justice is therefore critical. ”

-Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, 2007

“In general terms, members of our society would have appropriate access to civil and family justice if they had the knowledge, resources and services to deal effectively with civil and family legal matters.”

Rt. Hon. Justice Thomas Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada


Community Legal Aid (CLA) provides competent and professional legal services including summary legal advice, full legal representation, and community legal education. CLA offers legal services to low income and vulnerable people to avoid, prepare for and overcome poverty law problems, achieved through a combination of community development and action.


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*Please note this page is intended only to provide information about Community Legal Aid (CLA). We will not give legal advice via email. Contacting CLA does not mean that we will act for you in any legal proceeding. You will not become a client until CLA agrees to act for you. Any information provided via email will not be considered confidential and no information should be sent without prior agreement. Legal advice will not be provided over the telephone under any circumstance.