Legal Services for Black Ontarians

Legal Services for Black Ontarians

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is a non-profit community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario that provides free legal services for low or no income Black residents of Ontario, including legal representation, summary legal advice and brief services, if the legal issue directly relates to anti-Black racism.

In addition to our services for individuals, BLAC is also committed to educating, advocating, and litigating to combat systemic anti-Black racism. We deliver open and targeted public legal education, and publish statements and submissions on issues related to anti-Black racism. We undertake projects and initiatives that include research and advocacy efforts, and pursue test case litigation, law reform, and community development to improve laws.

LEGAL SERVICES
AND INFORMATION

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
AND INFORMATION

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.

BLAC Statements

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.

BLAC Submissions

BLAC expresses opinions and provides proactive insights on bills, reports, committee work, and other activities related to combating anti-Black racism and pursuing the best interests of Black and low income Ontarians.

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.

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