Legal Initiatives

Wills & Estates Legal Clinic for 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

Free over-the-phone and video-based wills and estates law summary advice. The consultation offers advice and referrals relating but not limited to: wills power of attorney probate estate executors Consultations will…

Public Legal Education Workshops

Accessible legal workshops for community members on a range of pertinent legal issues including, but not limited to, rights and responsibilities while (counter) protesting, tenant rights, youth justice rights, rights while…

Employment Law Legal Clinic for 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

Free over-the-phone and video-based summary advice clinic specific to Ontario employment law. Consultation offered includes but is not limited to: employment standards wrongful dismissal workplace discrimination employment insurance (EI) health…

Family Law Clinic for 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

Free over-the-phone and video-based family law summary advice. Consultation offered includes but is not limited to: Separation and divorce Common-law and cohabitation agreements Adoption Child custody Parental recognition One-time virtual…

Trans ID Clinic

November 2022 Update: the waitlist for the Trans ID Clinic is now open. For anyone interested, please check out these helpful ID Change Guides from Positive Space Network and Pro…

Document Translation Clinic

Free clinics for translation of your documents including but not limited to: official government documents, transcripts, medical records, etc. Held in partnership with MCIS Language Solutions. One-page documents will be translated…

Volunteer with our Legal Services programs

Are you a legal professional looking to volunteer your time and skills with us and help improve 2SLGBTQ+ communities’ access to justice? Contact: Sebastian Commock,  Manager, Legal Initiatives SCommock@The519.org

Access to Justice and Legal Initiatives

The 519’s Access to Justice and Legal Initiatives programs support underserved 2SLGBTQ+ communities to reduce barriers to accessing relevant legal services and educational resources. 2SLGBTQ+ communities experience many barriers to accessing justice…

Immigration and Refugee Legal Clinic for LGBTQ+ Individuals

Free over-the-phone and video-based general summary advice for LGBTQ+ refugees and newcomers around refugee-related matters and asylum claims with a focus on sexual orientation and gender identity. Advice includes but…

Private Group Webinar – Mock Hearing for LGBTQ+ Refugee Claimants

Learn how the refugee hearing process works, and observe a simulated IRB hearing in a private, confidential virtual set-up (all personal identifiers and cameras will be disabled). The webinar will…

Housing Law Legal Clinic for 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

Free over-the-phone and video-based housing law summary advice for 2SLGBTQ+ communities. Consultation offered includes but is not limited to: lease agreements eviction notices discrimination pre and during tenancy landlord-tenant issues…

Criminal Law Legal Clinic for 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

Free over-the-phone and video-based criminal law summary advice. Consultation includes but is not limited to support for individuals who have been charged with a crime or are victims of a…

Notary Clinic for 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

Free, in-person, notary and commissioning services consultation. This includes but is not limited to: Commissioning of documents that need to be witnessed under oath Notarizing and certifying true copies of…

Mock Hearing Program For LGBTQ Refugee Claimants

Get professional support and guidance as you prepare for your IRB Hearing. Mock hearings are facilitated by trained immigration and refugee lawyers, law students from Pro Bono Students Canada, and The…

Paid ID Clinic

The ID Clinic happens on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The PAID program works to help individuals who do not have a permanent address….

The 519 Legal Clinic

Free over-the-phone and video-based general summary advice on a full range of legal issues. Advice includes but is not limited to: administrative law (ODSP, human rights) family law employment law mental…

Wills & Estates Legal Clinic for 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

Free over-the-phone and video-based wills and estates law summary advice. Consultation offers advice and referrals relating but not limited to: wills power of attorney probate estate executors Consultations will be…