Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic Legal advice and assistance to residents of the District of Thunder Bay, particularly Aboriginal people, who need assistance with poverty law issues

About Us

Our community legal clinic is an independent organization with an all-Aboriginal Board of Directors. We are funded by Legal Aid Ontario.

“Kinna-aweya” is the Ojibway word
meaning “Everyone”

Helpful Information

Check out our calendar below:

Our regular office hours.  9:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Intake days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday).  We are closed for lunch daily from 12 to 1:00 pm.

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic - Procedures for Investigating Complaints:


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Regular Office Hours for Thunder Bay

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 12 noon & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We are closed for lunch from noon until 1 pm

Intake for New Matters for Thunder Bay

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Limited capacity - First come, first served

Intake in Branch offices varies - contact their offices directly

Our Services

We provide legal advice and assistance to all low-income residents in the District of Thunder Bay. Our services are offered at no cost to people with low-incomes who meet the financial eligibility guidelines.

Our focus is on helping people get income maintenance benefits and maintain access to housing.

We also organize and present community legal education workshops and work with the community for organized, positive change.

We are not able to assist in criminal or family law matters.

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