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Employment Insurance

Services

Includes rights of employees to receive Employment Insurance benefits when unemployed.

What the clients may say:
  • "I need EI because I’m sick and have to take time off from work."
  • "I need EI because I have to take time off from work to take care of a very sick family member."
  • "My boss didn’t pay me for all my time, so I quit my job and need to apply for EI."
  • "My partner has to move to a different city for work. This means I will need to quit my job, so I need to apply for EI."
  • "I want to apply for EI, but my employer won’t give me my Record of Employment.
  • "I was laid off and my application for EI was refused."
  • "I got a letter saying I was overpaid for my EI benefits."

Legal Services

Clinique juridique francophone de l'Est d'Ottawa

Provides summary legal advice to Francophones living in Eastern Ontario, re: immigration, housing, social assistance, power of attorney, victims of criminal acts, name change, advocacy, and .employment standards.

Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues 

JusticeNet

Connects low to middle income individuals with legal professionals – lawyers, mediators and paralegals- who have agreed to work at a reduced rate. In order to use JusticeNet, individuals must make a net family income that is no higher than $59,000 per year.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

South Ottawa Community Legal Services

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues

Other Services

Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Works with and on behalf of low income communities in Ontario to address issues of income security and poverty.

Toronto Worker's Health & Safety Clinic

Provides free information, legal advice and representation to low income  workers who face health and safety problems at work

Workers' Action Centre

Provides information and advice to people in low-wage and unstable employment.