Waterloo Region Community Legal Services (WRCLS) is one of 76 community legal clinics across the province funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We serve the entire Waterloo Region including the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, and the townships of Wilmot, Wellesley, Woolwich, and North Dumfries. WRCLS has been serving the region since 1980.
We provide services in English, French, and Spanish. We can also arrange for an interpreter to attend an appointment for any other language as needed.
The staff is made up of six lawyers, one paralegal, one social worker, one community development worker, one Indigenous justice coordinator, one community legal worker, and two legal support staff providing a full range of legal and non-legal services.
Board Of Directors
WRCLS is governed by a Board of Directors made up of dedicated community members.
What Kinds Of Legal Problems Can WRCLS Help With?
We spend most of our time helping people with the following kinds of problems:
- Tenancy Issues
- Ontario Disability Support Program
- Ontario Works
- Canada Pension Plan – Disability
- Employment Insurance
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
- Consumer Protection
We do not deal with matters concerning the following areas:
- Criminal Law
- Real Estate
- Family Law
- Personal Injury
For other areas of law, consider some of these options:
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)
Contact LAO toll-free at 1-800-668-8258 for a certificate for criminal, family, or immigration law matters.
Law Society Referral Service (LSRS)
The LSRS will connect you with a lawyer or licensed paralegal that will provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes. You can access this service by visiting their website at www.lawsocietyreferralservice.ca.
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