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.

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are currently not accepting any walk-ins or in-person appointments. We will continue to take new inquiries by telephone. Thank you for your understanding.

LEGAL SERVICES

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 attend a publicly-funded school in Ontario and 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, 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.
Explore police complaints