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Environmental protection

Services

Covers legal rights when it comes to pollution and environmental damage.

What the clients may say:
  • "The air quality in the house I rent is affecting my health."
  • "There is asbestos in the house I rent."
  • "My child’s asthma is being triggered by mould in the house we rent."
  • "The paint in my apartment is flaking and I’m worried that it might contain lead."
  • "I’m worried that the pest control treatment my landlord used is harmful to my health."
  • "My child got a rash after playing with a new toy."
  • "I think the construction site near my home is releasing toxins."
  • "I think my well water is contaminated."

Legal Services

Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

A specialty community legal clinic providing services to low income individuals and disadvantaged communities across Ontario in environmental law matters.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

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.

University of Ottawa - Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic

Provides legal advice & representation to low-income persons regarding tenant's rights, criminal charges, employment, human rights violation, consumer law, & small claims court matters; assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; and conducts legal education presentations & outreach activities.