Legal Services for Black Ontarians

Legal Services for Black Ontarians

Established in 2017, the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is an independent not-for-profit community legal clinic that combats individual and systemic anti-Black racism by conducting research, engaging in structural transformation, and providing legal services to members of Ontario’s Black communities. BLAC engages in advocacy, community development, law reform, test case litigation, and public legal education. BLAC is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

LEGAL SERVICES

BLAC offers a diverse range of legal services and advice on issues related to education, employment, housing, human rights, government support, and other topics. We also offer comprehensive information about legal issues that we do not directly advise on through Steps to Justice, such as criminal law, family law, and immigration.

LEGAL SERVICES

BLAC offers a diverse range of legal services and advice on issues related to education, employment, housing, human rights, government support, and other topics. We also offer comprehensive information about legal issues that we do not directly advise on through Steps to Justice, such as criminal law, family law, and immigration.

Public Legal Education

BLAC presents public legal education sessions related to anti-Black racism in Ontario across a range of topics. These sessions include both sessions open to the public, as well as sessions delivered to specific audiences upon request.

Law Reform

BLAC advocates for the eradication of anti-Black racism by publishing statements and positions on laws, events, and other elements of society that have implications for the best interests of Black and low income Ontarians.

Projects

BLAC is involved in leading or supporting projects and initiatives that address anti-Black racism like the school-to-prison pipeline and the overrepresentation of Black children in the child welfare system.

Community Resources

BLAC is part of an ecosystem of support across Ontario that assists residents with legal matters and related needs. We are pleased to provide information and links to resources from our partners in the community that may help you.

BLAC Resources

BLAC provides a number of links, resources, information, and content to support those needing individual support or seeking to combat anti-Black racism at a system level in alignment with our mission and vision.

Legal Information

BLAC offers comprehensive information about legal issues that we do not directly advise on through Steps to Justice, such as criminal law, family law, and immigration.

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