CELA has long served communities across Ontario, including individuals, families, citizen groups and Indigenous communities, either individually or collectively. In 2018, we launched a Northern Services program to better serve those living in remote and fly-in communities in northern Ontario.
CELA’s Northern Counsel, Kerrie Blaise, frequently travels throughout northern Ontario to reach out and provide services to other communities.
CELA’s Northern Services program collaborates with communities, residents, non-profit organizations and other legal aid clinics to identify emerging issues affecting human health and environmental protection, advance public participation in decision-making, and advocate for those lacking access to justice. We provide client representation of eligible clients in trial and appelate courts, and before administrative tribunals.