Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services is just one of many organizations working to eradicate poverty, homelessness and injustice. There are dozens more in Toronto. Contacting the websites of any of the groups listed below will provide you with links to other organizations and agencies.

If any of these links do not work, please contact the clinic by email to and let us know.

For information on the legal clinic in your area or for information on how to apply for a Legal Aid Certificate, visit:

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)

For a referral to a lawyer, visit:

Lawyer Referral Service*
Law Society of Ontario

*NOTE:  You will be provided with the name and phone number of a private lawyer who has agreed to provide one half hour of free legal help.

For information about the new Tenant Protection Act and access to forms for applications for the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal, visit:

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations (FMTA)

Landlord Self Help Centre

Landlord and Tenant Board   previously the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal

For information about the Ontario Disability Support Program (including the ODSP policy directives) and the Ontario Works Program, visit the following links to the Ministry of Community, Family and Children’s Services:

To Apply for ODSP or OW CLICK HERE

Here are a few key resources with direct links to their new locations on the main government site:
OW COVID-19 information
ODSP COVID-19 information
OW policy directives
ODSP policy directives
OW/ODSP caseload statistics
OW/ODSP office locations

For advocacy information regarding social assistance, contact:

Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Canada’s Public Pensions

For information on Public Legal Education documents, and an order form for free Public Legal Education publications, visit:

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

For information about Employment Insurance and the Canada Pension Plan, visit:

Service Canada

Other links that may be of interest to you:

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Democracy Watch

Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)

Ontario Project for Inter-Clinic Community Organizing (OPICCO)

Raise the Roof