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Canadian Organizations For Change: Ontario’s Black Legal Action Centre

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is one of Ontario’s not-for-profit organizations fighting for equality in Ontario.

 

The BLAC is a non-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal services for low or no income Black residents of Ontario. Based in Toronto, the BLAC was created to challenge and eradicate individual and systemic anti-black racism in Ontario, and to push for a legal system that is more reflective of the real experiences of black people.

 

 

They provide access to free legal advice, referrals and representation in a host of fields, including:

 

Education Law: they can help challenge suspensions and wrongful expulsions, and look into discriminatory practises in the education system.

 

Employment Law: They can give legal counsel about employment standards, your rights as an employee and look into cases of wrongful dismissal.

 

Housing Law: They can provide legal services on behalf of tenants dealing with disputes and wrongful evictions.

 

Human Rights: The BLAC can provide representation and referrals to those whose human rights have been violated.

 

They can also help with applications for the Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario Works, and the Canadian Pension Plan.

 

The Black Legal Action Centre is funded by Legal Aid Ontario, and your donations allow the organization to assist more people in getting the legal counsel and representation they need. You can donate or sign up for a monthly contribution though their website. 

 

 

Cover photo via @blacklegalactioncentre