Racialized communities strategy

About the strategy

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has committed to developing a multi-year, multi-faceted, province-wide racialized

communities strategy that will build upon the services and supports that LAO already has in place.



Racialized Communities Strategy consultation 2017/18

Consultation status: Open


Since 2016, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has been meeting with legal aid applicants and clients, lawyers, community legal clinics and other community agencies to talk about issues faced by racialized communities when trying to get the legal services they need.

If your organization would like to cohost a meeting with LAO to help develop our racialized communities strategy, we’d love to hear from you!

If you regularly host an event for your clients or members that you would like LAO to attend as part of your agenda, contact us at rcs@lao.on.ca or select a time and date on our online scheduler.  If you don’t find a date that works, simply email us and tell us what works for you! We’re more than happy to come to you and arrange for an interpreter and bring our promotional materials.

To schedule a consultation, please select your city and choose a date and time that works best for you. Also be sure to complete the Doodle poll using your email address

Consultations will be scheduled on a first-come, first serve basis. Please submit your requests before Friday, February 9, 2018

Online scheduler

If you cannot host a meeting but are still interested in providing feedback

If you cannot host a meeting but are still interested in providing feedback, please send a written submission to rcs@lao.on.ca by March 30, 2018.

Key documents

Consultation questions

Provide your feedback

We encourage your written submissions. Please read the consultation paper, Development of a Racialized Communities Strategy, and provide your feedback in the form below or send it directly to rcs@lao.on.ca. Feedback can be provided anonymously—contact information is optional.

Optional information

If you would like to receive communications about the consultation, please provide your contact information so that we can reach you. This part is not mandatory.