Services

The Legal Clinic provides a variety of legal services for people in Guelph and Wellington County,  including referrals, summary advice, brief services, representation, and public legal education.

If you have a low income, we can help with:

  • Tenants’ rights
  • Evictions
  • Rent Geared to Income housing
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Canada Pension Plan disability benefits
  • Employment Insurance
  • Employment issues

This includes giving you advice about your situation, helping you complete forms, and representing you at court or tribunal hearings.

Financial qualification

The Clinic services are free. Clinic staff may ask you about your income and assets to determine your eligibility.

You may also be asked to repay the Legal Clinic for money we spend on legal disbursements to help with your case, such as medical reports.

Summary Advice

We also give summary advice in the areas of law listed above. Summary advice means that we can listen to your problem, and tell you what we think you should do. We can’t help you with forms or go with you to a hearing. Generally, we won't ask you about your income before we give you summary advice.

Referrals

If we can’t help you, we will try to send you to another organization who can help you.

Contacting Us

You can come into the Legal Clinic or contact us by phone or email. When you contact us, our reception staff will ask you some questions about your legal problem and, if necessary, schedule you an appointment with one of our caseworkers.

All messages left on our voicemail or email will be returned in priority sequence within 48 business hours.