The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) oversees Ontario’s workplace safety education and training system, provides disability benefits, monitors healthcare quality, and assists in an early and safe return to work.
The Queer Justice Project is run out of the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic and is designed to address unmet legal needs of the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit (“queer”) community in Hamilton. It serves as a resource for education, system navigation, and access to justice for queer people.
Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) develops and manages high-quality programs that connect volunteer lawyers with Ontarians who can’t afford a lawyer. With funding from the Department of Justice, PBO provides a dedicated Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline where callers can receive free legal assistance.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development works to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, promoting and enforcing employment standards, helping settle workplace disputes and collective agreements, supporting apprenticeships, the skilled trades, industry training and employment services in Ontario.
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provides legal help in English and French for financially eligible low income Ontarians.LAO also provides funding to 72 independent legal clinics and seven student legal services organizations throughout the province, including the community legal clinics of SHAPE.
The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.
The LSO provides the Law Society Referral Service - a free online referral service available to residents of Ontario who are looking to connect with a lawyer or paralegal. The online referral service, the referral process, and an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes are all free.
As part of LSO’s efforts to stop discrimination and harassment, they also provide a Discrimination and Harassment Counsel service free of charge to the Ontario public, lawyers and paralegals. The Discrimination and Harassment Counsel confidentially assists anyone who may have experienced discrimination or harassment by a lawyer or paralegal.
JusticeTrans aims to improve access to justice for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary and gender non-confirming (2STNBGN) communities. JusticeTrans provides accessible legal education to 2STNBGN people, challenges transphobic policy and advocates for community-based transformative social justice.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC) offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario's Human Rights Code. HRLSC’s services may include legal assistance in filing applications at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), and legal representation at mediations and hearings.
The HRLSC also provides services specific to sexual harassment and assault through the Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources Exchange (SHARE). SHARE provides free information, confidential legal advice, and referrals to workers in Ontario.
HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is a not-for-profit, community-based legal clinic providing legal services to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario.
Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) provides services to people with developmental disabilities who are living in Ontario and are 18 years of age or older.
CLEO provides clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. On CLEO’s Steps to Justice website, there are questions and answers on everyday legal problems experienced by people in Ontario across a range of topics, including sexual harassment in employment.
Through Botler for Citizens, Botler AI uses artificial intelligence to respond to inquiries regarding harassment, violence, and misconduct, as well as providing information and helping people get connected with a range of resources and services.
Black Femme Legal provides legal information, education, and resources for Black queer women, femmes and gender diverse folks across the 2SLGBTQI+ spectrum in Ontario needing workplace-related support.
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic offers legal services and representation, trauma-informed counselling and multilingual interpretation to diverse women who have experienced violence.
ARCH Disability Law Centre is a specialty legal clinic that provides a range of legal services directly to persons with disabilities in Ontario, including the Summary Advice and Referral Service.
211 Ontario provides a directory to assist with locating programs and services in the province of Ontario. The directory can be navigated by topic, such as: Abuse/Assault, Community Programs, Disabilities, Emergency/Crisis, and Employment/Training.
This website is for general information purposes only. Please contact your local legal clinic for advice about your situation