Do you need a birth certificate? LUCLS and Kinna-aweya Legal Clinics will be available to help you apply. Space is limited. First come, first served.
Are you a front line worker who supports victims of crime? If so, you are invited to an information session about the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Find out more about how the CICB works and how to advocate for your clients within this system.
Your physical and mental health can be effected by the stress caused by legal problems. Come out the the Rural Health Fair at the Kakabeka Falls Legion. This year's theme is "Balancing Life". You will see lots of great exhibits and admission is free.
On August 14th and 15th, staff and caseworkers from Lakehead University Community Legal Services visited the town of Geraldton, Ontario, to provide legal assistance and information to residents.
On August 14th, we held an ID Clinic, in partnership with the Geraldton office of Kinna-Aweya Legal Clinic.
We were able to help some of the local individuals with an application for a birth certificate, which is often a necessary component to accessing a multitude of social services, banking services, access to housing, food banks and much more. We will be taking all necessary steps to ensure applications are properly processed, dealing with any issues that may arise, and ensuring the birth certificates are put in the hands of the clients.
After the ID clinic, we had the opportunity to meet with some potential clients in the region as well.
On Tuesday, August 15th, clinic law students observed proceedings at the Provincial Offences court in Geraldton. This was a useful opportunity for students to see how court works in some Northern Ontario communities. There were a few interesting cases which prompted discussion and learning opportunities.
Finally, in the afternoon, we attended at the local “People Advocating for Change through
Empowerment” (PACE) office, to do a presentation on Tenants’ Rights. Our caseworkers advised the attendees about what tenants have a right to expect from their landlords, and what they can do if the landlords aren’t respecting those rights. The presentation was very well-received.
Lakehead University Community Legal Services is planning further visits to the Greenstone area, with future ID Clinics and Public Legal Education presentations on the way!
Keep an eye on the Events
section of our website (https://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/law/clinic/events) for more details on upcoming Public Legal Education initiatives.
Do you need help applying for a Birth Certificate? We can help.
Community Legal Services is conducting an ID clinic in Geraldton on the Monday August 14th from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic office (404 Main St, Geraldton). Student Caseworkers and Review Counsel from our Clinic will be on hand to help people fill out and process birth certificate applications. Let us do the work.
Income eligibility requirements apply. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The number of applications will be limited, based on resources.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us at (807) 346-7815 or toll free at (833) 503-7815
Community Legal Services is presenting an FREE information session on Tenant's Rights. The session will take place at PACE (301 Main St., Geraldton) from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Come out and join us. Learn about your rights as a tenant and what you can do if your landlord is not complying with his or her obligations under the Residential Tenancies Act. What can you do about maintenance issues, pests, mould, illegal entry, illegal deposits, repairs and so much more. We have the answers to your questions.