Aboriginal Justice Strategy

About the strategy

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has developed an Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS) to improve legal aid services to Aboriginal people, including First Nation people, Métis people and Inuit people, regardless of whether they live on or off-reserve, are status or non-status or live in rural or urban contexts.

The mandate of LAO's Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS) is to establish a plan to achieve measurable improvements in service to Aboriginal people.

More about the AJS


Biweekly radio programs offer avenue for public legal education

For Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services (NALSC), radio has become an effective tool for sharing information with the 49 First Nations communities who live within the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) territory of northern Ontario. It has been over a year since various staff members began covering legal topics through a half-hour biweekly program on Wawatay Radio that […]

Baamsedaa: Let’s Walk Together

By Jeff Plain As an indigenous Aboriginal person myself, I understand that feelings of apprehension and hopelessness can arise in seeking and accessing justice. These feelings can stem from distrust in justice systems —whether criminal, family, civil or administrative. Meeting an important need We have already witnessed tragic outcomes of incarceration and suicide that our […]