Legal Assistance of Windsor provides Public Legal Education sessions to the community on a variety of topics related to our practice areas. These sessions can be geared specifically to your clients or organization. If your organization would like a session on a particular topic, please contact us.
LAW is heavily involved in the Windsor-Essex Community.
Our community development initiatives address issues resulting from violence and/or exploitation of people as well as those which improve the basic essential needs of low income and marginalized people. For example:
We advocate and provide support on the Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy, and assist with evaluating and refining housing rent supplement program policies.
We provide satellite programming to youth attending the Windsor Youth Centre.
We have created dedicated programming and support to assist newcomers and refugees, enhancing the coordination and efforts of our community partners and the assisting to stem gaps in service by providing case management, ongoing supporting counselling, advocacy and coordination and collaboration of services.
Our staff and students also serve meals at the Downtown Mission each term.
LAW also participates in a number of committees, including:
We sit on the Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee, ensuring ongoing coordination of services and refining protocols and procedures surrounding victims of domestic violence.
LAW serves on the Advisory Board to the Legal Aid Ontario Board of Directors.
Our Executive Director is a member of the local Human Services Justice Coordinating Committee, which organized a Mental Health Court information workshop attended by over 200 community participants.
We coordinate a local committee comprised of aboriginal agencies and Legal Aid Ontario to support the provision of legal services to our aboriginal communities.