Day of Action: Stop Legal Aid Cuts!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

On July 30, tell Attorney General Doug Downey and Doug Ford: Stop the cuts to Legal Aid and community legal clinics! Join the coalition of community members, frontline legal aid workers, and lawyers at protests and actions in communities across the province.

Ford’s $300 million cuts to legal aid will hurt a huge number of people in Ontario, including tenants, low-wage workers, women fleeing violence, people struggling with mental illness, workers hurt on the job, and parents with custody or support issues. They’re the biggest cuts ever faced by legal aid and community legal clinics.

Join the fight for access to justice at these events across Ontario on July 30:

(Please check back regularly for updates as we receive more information about events.)


4:30-8:30 p.m. – Justice Fest evening of fun and action, 8B Ontario Street
Hosted by Lake Country Community Legal Clinic
RSVP and share on Facebook


11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Gage Park (Brampton United Grace Church stretch): Walk through downtown core, informal meet and greet and discussions along the way.
Hosted by North Peel and Dufferin County Community Legal Services

Fort Frances:

(Time TBA) – Free community BBQ at Northwest Community Legal Clinic, 206 Scott Street, Fort Frances


10-11 a.m. – Leafletting and street theatre at King and James, in front of Jackson Square
Hosted by Hamilton Community Legal Clinic in partnership with Niagara Community Legal Clinic


11:30 a.m. – Rally at Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario Street
Hosted by Kingston Community Legal Clinic


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Pop-up legal clinic at Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West
Hosted by Waterloo Region Community Legal Services
RSVP and share on Facebook

Little Current:

1-3 p.m. – Open house at Manitoulin Legal Clinic, 12A Hillside Road, Aundeck-Omni-Kaning First Nation


Noon – Pop up legal clinic at London Market Square, 130 King Street
Hosted by Neighbourhood Legal Services (London Middlesex)


(Time TBA) – Pop up legal clinic at Marathon Centre Mall with Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic


6 p.m. – Community Town Hall on legal aid cuts, Dixie-Bloor Neighbourhood Centre, Workshop Room #14, 3650 Dixie Road, Suite 103
Hosted by Mississauga Community Legal Services and South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario


1-3 p.m. – Open house at Keewaytinok Native Legal Services, 40 Revillon Road


Noon – Rally at 16635 Yonge Street with Community Legal Clinic of York Region

Owen Sound:

Noon – 2 pm – Pop-up Legal Clinic in front of Owen Sound City Hall (808 2nd Ave. East) in support of the Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic


Noon – Meet at clinic (150 King Street, 4th floor) and go leafletting downtown
Hosted by Peterborough Community Legal Centre


12-1 p.m. – Gathering at the Town Hall, 127 Raglan St. S. The Renfrew Community Legal Clinic will be handing out freezies and information to the public.

Sarnia/Point Edward:

12-2 p.m. – Info picket outside MPP Bob Bailey’s office, 805 Christina St. N., Suite 102, Point Edward. Hosted by Community Legal Assistance of Sarnia

Thunder Bay:

1-4 p.m. – Pop up legal clinics at City Hall, the Inter-City Shopping Centre, and Bay & Algoma (beside the Finlandia Club). Hosted by the Kinna-Aweya Legal Clinic


July 24, 3-6 p.m. – Unison Health and Community Services hosts Jane-Trethewey BBQ at 1541 Jane Street

July 30, 8:30-9:30 a.m. – Parkdale Rally to Reverse Legal Aid Cuts, Intersection of King and Jameson. Hosted by Parkdale Community Legal Services and OPSEU Local 5118.
RSVP and share on Facebook.

9-10 a.m. – Leafletting outside Don Mills subway station with Willowdale Community Legal Services

9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Open house at Jane-Finch Community Legal Services, 1315 Finch Ave. W., Suite 409

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Rally at MPP Raymond Cho’s office, 4559 Sheppard Ave. E., Unit B. Hosted by Don Valley Community Legal Clinic, West Scarborough Community Legal Services, and Scarborough Community Legal Services.

1-4 p.m. – Info display at Unison Health and Community Services, 1651 Keele Street

1-5 p.m. – Pop Up Legal clinic at Sanderson Branch, Toronto Public Library, 327 Bathurst Street (at Dundas). Hosted by Community Legal Education Ontario

1-5 p.m. – Open House at Rexdale Community Legal Clinic, 21 Panorama Court, Suite 24 at Rexdale Community Hub.

4-6 p.m. – Info table at The Stop Community Food Centre outdoor pizza party, 1884 Davenport Road. Hosted by West Toronto Community Legal Services.

(Time TBA) – Banner presentation at Doug Ford’s office, 823 Albion Road. Hosted by Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic and Rexdale Community Legal Clinic

7:30-9 p.m. – United for Justice: Save Legal Aid public meeting at Bloor Street United Church (300 Bloor Street West). 
RSVP and share on Facebook.


(Time TBA) – Pop Up Legal clinic at the downtown square with Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic

Take it to Twitter!

Hey @douglasdowney, as Ontario’s new Attorney General, your first move should be to reverse cuts to @LegalAidOntario. #StopTheCuts that will hurt the people of Ontario. @fordnation @OPSEU @TheSociety @ACLCO_On #onpoli #Justice4All

Coalition Members:

Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario
Ontario Association of Child Protection Lawyers
Society of United Professionals (IFPTE 160)
Voices of Scarborough

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