NOTICE: Our office will be closed on the morning of Monday, May 29, 2023 due to construction on property. We will reopen on Monday, May 29, 2023 at 1 PM.
We provide legal assistance in specific areas of law to low-income individuals and families ranging from summary advice to full representation.
PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION
Public Legal Education is an essential component of social justice. We regularly offer legal education sessions on a variety of topics including tenants’ rights, Wills, Estates and Power of Attorney, Criminal Injuries Compensation and Employment Law that are tailored to meet your group’s needs.
See our Events page for upcoming workshops.
WRCLS participates in law reform activities and community development activities. We are interested in improving the lives of people living in poverty and removing barriers that prevent community members from accessing justice.
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Chonnoton peoples. Waterloo Region Community Legal Services is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. We thank them for allowing us to do this work on their traditional lands.
It is important that we recognize that colonialism is not just a thing of the past, but a systemic issue that continues to this day. The Land Acknowledgement is a critical part of decolonization as it ensures that we ground our actions in the understanding that we occupy stolen lands.
To learn more, please visit www.native-land.ca