Recently, the Lakehead University Community Legal Services hosted, in partnership with the Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic, an ID clinic.
There were six 1L volunteers and one 3L, along with clinic staff from both clinics. It took place on March 3, 2017 at Anishnawbe-Mushkiki.
The students helped low-income members of the public apply for birth certificates.
The need for ID is a substantial issue for many people living in poverty.
Many services such as housing, banking, food banks, income support, tax
benefits, education, employment, voting, and community supports and services
are not accessible without ID. So we assisted many members of the community
apply for ID and our clinic is processing and monitoring the applications on
behalf of these individuals.
This joint venture was very successful and we hope to repeat it again later