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  • Our clients are always greeted by a warm and friendly face
  • Our staff work hard to help those most in need within our community
  • The Legal Centre is an active presence in our community
  • Our clients come to the Legal Centre knowng they will get the help they need
  • Our staff work hard to find solution to clients complex and inter-connected legal problems
  • Public Legal Education is key to an informed and engaged citizenry
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to the Peterborough Community Legal Centre (PCLC). PCLC is a community legal clinic dedicated to providing free legal services to low income residents of Peterborough City and County. Check out Legal Aid Ontario's Community Legal Clinic by Postal Code finder to see if you are in an area that we serve.

Our mission is to improve the income and housing security of our clients on an individual basis and to advocate for systemic reform to promote social and economic justice and human dignity.  Our services are independent, community-based, confidential and free.

PCLC is a non-profit corporation with a community based membership and Board of Directors elected at our annual general meeting. Our funding comes from Legal Aid Ontario. We are members of the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario, the body which represents Ontario’s 77 community legal clinics.

Our Services

We provide legal representation and legal advice in the following areas of law:

  • OW (Ontario Works, also known as welfare or social assistance)
  • ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program)
  • Housing (tenants only)
  • CPP (Canada Pension Plan disability pensions)
  • Worker's Rights (Employment Insurance, Employment Standards and Workers Compensation)
  • Consumer Protection
  • Human rights (related to the above areas)

Our legal services are provided by lawyers, a licensed community legal worker and students.

In addition to representation and advice, we are also mandated to assist our clients and community partners with community development and public legal education services. We are proud to work with our many community partners on anti-poverty and social justice issues. We provide speakers (free of charge) to community groups seeking information related to our legal practice.

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What our Clients have said about Us...

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Proud member of the ACLCO

For more information about the Peterborough Community Legal Centre and how we can help please call (705) 749-9355.

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