An Important Update regarding our response to COVID-19


In the interest of ensuring the safety of our clients, community partners and staff, the Algoma Community Legal Clinic has suspended all walk-in services effective immediately. As part of our continuing commitment to serving the legal needs of our community during this difficult time, the Clinic will continue providing services to the best of our ability by phone.  Individuals can call the office to schedule an appointment and all appointments will be conducted over the phone at this time, and until further notice.

The Algoma Community Legal Clinic is a law office in Sault Ste. Marie, ON funded by

Legal Aid Ontario. It is staffed by lawyers, community legal workers and support staff, who provide free legal advice and representation to eligible clients in certain areas of law.

Our Legal Services

Legal Representation

You may qualify for representation by the legal clinic if:

1. You live in Sault Ste. Marie or in the western part of the Algoma District;

2. You are within the financial eligibility guidelines adopted by our

Board of Directors (if your earnings are limited or if you receive social assistance, employment insurance or a government pension, you probably qualify); and

3. You require assistance in one of the following areas:

  • Social Assistance, including Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program Benefits and Family Benefits

  • Canada Pension Plan Benefits

  • Old Age Security Pensions

  • Residential Tenancies

  • Rent Increases and Rent Review

  • Rent-Geared-to-Income Housing, Social Housing

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation

  • Employment Insurance

  • Human Rights

In these areas of law, we may act for you in court or before an administrative tribunal. We may also assist you in representing yourself or in making official complaints.

We may also be able to assist you by commissioning affidavits and/or notarizing documents in the areas of laws in which we practice.

Welcome to the
Algoma Community Legal Clinic Website


Serving the Algoma community by addressing the legal needs of low income residents.


We are committed to protecting the legal rights of low income residents in Algoma by providing a range of advocacy and legal services in a quality and efficient manner.


This site provides general information only, specific to Ontario, Canada. It is NOT legal advice. Laws, practices and policies change over time. The applicability of the legal principles discussed may differ substantially in individual situations. You should get legal advice for your particular situation.

Please call us or a lawyer in your area for advice on your particular situation.

Algoma Community Legal Clinic

Queenscentre Building

477 Queen Street East, Suite 301

Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6A 1Z5

Phone: 705-942-4900

Toll Free: 1-800-616-1109

Fax: 705-942-6894

Email: ‎

Proudly Funded by:

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Closed for lunch Monday-Thursday 12:00-1:15 pm &

Friday 12:00-1:30 pm

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