Community Outreach

Improving access to justice and to legal information for Asian Canadian communities.

Description

The Community Outreach Committee meets regularly to plan and execute a unique portfolio of social justice and access to justice related initiatives and events to directly serve the racialized communities which FACL Ontario reflects.

We also regularly partner with existing social justice and diversity oriented organizations to extend and promote various access to justice related services to pan Asian Canadian communities.

Examples of our work include providing public legal education seminars on:

  • Employment Standards
  • Wills & Powers of Attorney
  • Ontario Works & Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Old Age Security & Canada Pension Plan

How to Apply

COC is looking to populate a roster of FACL Ontario Pro Bono Lawyers to help with Public Legal Education workshops and seminars for our community partners. Further information can be found here.

The workshops include presentations in the following topics:

  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Social Assistance
  • Seniors’ Benefits
  • Employment Law
  • Tenant Rights

Prior experience and fluency in other languages are assets, but not required. Training will be provided. Please contact coc@facl.ca if you are interested.