Legal Services

BLAC offers a range of legal services on issues related to education, employment, housing, human rights, government support, and other topics. Please review the list of ways we can support you below, or contact us for help using the Online Intake Form below.


If you have experienced anti-Black racism in one of the areas below, BLAC may be able to provide you with legal services. Click on the individual category links to get more information.

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Education Law

If you have been suspended, expelled, or treated unfairly because of your race, BLAC can provide you with information and advice, and may be able to help you prepare documents or to represent you in an appeal.
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Human Rights

If you believe you have been treated unfairly because of your race (e.g. racially profiled at a store), BLAC can help you understand your rights and what you can do to protect them.
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Employment Law

If you work in a non-unionized workplace, and have been treated unfairly because of your race, BLAC may be able to help you with a wide range of issues including employment standards, employment insurance, and wrongful dismissal.
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Income Assistance

BLAC can support you with understanding the complex rules and processes associated with social assistance and other public benefits. We can provide summary legal advice and assistance in negotiations for income support programs if your issue is related to anti-Black racism.
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Housing Law

If you have been treated unfairly because of your race, BLAC may be able to help with various matters such as evictions, warning letters or complains to landlords, and termination notices.
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Police Complaints

If you have been treated unfairly because of your race, BLAC can provide you with advice, advocate on your behalf, help you make a complaint, and/or represent you during an investigation. BLAC can also support advocacy groups navigate the complaints systems.
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    The Black Legal Action Centre is a Community Legal Clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. As a condition of funding, we must perform a financial eligibility test. This eligibility test determines if we can provide you with legal representation and services. There are 3 factors involved in that test: 

    • The individual’s family unit,
    • The family unit’s gross income
    • The family unit’s liquid assets.

    The photo on the left outlines the financial eligibility test. For more information on this eligibility test, please click here

    Complete an Online Intake Form

    We want to make it easier for you to reach us. If you want help from one of the members of our legal team, you can download our intake form and email it to BLAC at We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

    Here are are a few important things to consider before you reach out to us via email.

    Transmissions do not create a solicitor-client relationship. Email transmissions, using through submitting an intake form to BLAC, or to any member of the clinic, do not create a solicitor-client relationship. You will not become a client unless and until BLAC agrees to act for you and that agreement is confirmed in a written agreement .

    Transmissions may not be confidential. BLAC cannot guarantee the confidentiality of the content of any email transmission facilitated by this website. If you wish to provide confidential information to any of the lawyers at BLAC, please contact the lawyer by telephone.