Welcome to CSALC
The Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) is a community based legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario which provides free legal services to low income, non-English speaking clients from the Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian communities in Ontario. We are non-profit and are independent from the government. Our Clinic is overseen by a volunteer community-based Board of Directors.
In addition to providing direct legal services, we empower the communities we serve through public legal education. Over the years, many people have attended our education workshops and have received the multi-lingual brochures we produce on various areas of the law.
We provide legal advice and referrals primarily in the areas of: immigration, tenant’s rights, employment standards, human rights, employment insurance, Canada Pension Plan, old age security and social assistance (Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program).