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

Services

The main areas of law that we deal with are:

Ontario Works (welfare) problems

  • Refusal or cancellation of benefits
  • Overpayments
  • Information and advice

Disability pensions (CPP) and programs (ODSP)

Tenants’ Rights

  • Eviction
  • General information

Employment Insurance

The Thunder Bay office mainly focuses on income maintenance issues and housing issues, while the branch offices are able to handle a more varied spectrum of service, such as employment rights, human rights complaints, delayed registrations of birth, income tax, criminal injuries compensation, small claims court matters, and complicated registrations under the Indian Act. Legal staff are also involved in community legal education, community development and law reform in appropriate areas of law.

Office hours in the Thunder Bay office are Monday to Friday, 9am to 12 noon and 1pm to 5pm.
Intake days for new matters are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  First come, first served.

Summer office hours (July and August) in the Thunder Bay office are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4:30 pm.
Intake days for new matters are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  First come, first served.

We also commission documents through drop-in service at the Thunder Bay office on Fridays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

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