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Legal Consultant

Law & Advocacy
Our Services 

Our Law & Advocacy program offers legal information, legal education, as well as on-going referrals to legal clinics and programs that provides summary legal advice and other legal supports. 

All of our services are free of charge and comes with language support through volunteer based community interpretation. We currently provide support in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Ukrainian (other languages support may provided upon request subject to availability). 

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Evening Legal Clinic

We provide referral to a free evening legal clinic for you to get summary legal advice in many areas of the law, including but not limited to tenancy, criminal, family, employment and immigration law. 

If you qualify for this service, you will be scheduled for a 45 minute appointment to receive advice from a volunteer lawyer to help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the law, your legal options, and what you can do next. 

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Immigration Law Clinic

We provide referral to a free immigration law clinic for you to receive legal advice and assistance in various immigration law matters including but not limited to:

* Family sponsorship

* Making a claim for refugee protection

* Permanent Residence application

* Applications for work permits, temporary resident visas, and study permits

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Employment or Workers Issue

We provide legal information and referral for those facing issues in the workplace such as disputes on wages or overtime, harassment, discrimination, and other unfair practices.

 

Assistance include but not limited to issues with:

* Employment Standards

* Employment Insurance

* Workplace Injury (WCB)

* Human Rights complaints

* AISH

* Disability Insurance

* CPP Disability 

* Sexual Harassment

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Wills & Estate for the Elderly

For those aged 65+ years and of low income, we provide referral to an elder law clinic for free legal consultation. The elder law clinic may also assist with the drafting and execution of :

 

* Personal Directives

* Wills and Estate Planning

* Enduring Powers of Attorney 

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Criminal Record Suspension

For those looking to apply for a record suspension, we provide legal information and referral to an agency who will assist in this application.

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One-on-One Support Services

If you are not sure where to start to address your legal concerns, you can request a one-on-one consultation with us. We provide one-on-one support to individuals who require additional support or follow up assistance before or after obtaining assistance from other resources. 

One-on-One support may include but not limited to filling up forms, commissioning affidavits, providing interpretation and translation support. 

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Parenting After Separation Workshop

If you are a parent going through separation or divorce, we can help you navigate the mandatory Parenting After Separation workshop with language interpretation support in Cantonese and Mandarin. 

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Community Interpreters Training

We periodically host a training workshop to introduce general legal information and basic legal concepts and terms for those who wants to increase their skill and knowledge for interpretation in the community. 

Check out our Events page for the next scheduled workshop. 

Let's see if we can help you.
Call our Intake Line at (403) 265-8446 or email laprogram@diversecities.org.

Some programs may have requirements that has to be met in order to qualify for the services. Contact us to see if you are eligible. 

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