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Northwest Community Legal Clinic

Atikokan, Canada
Joined February 2018

Small satellite office in a rural and remote community in North Western Ontario, Canada. Part of a system of 70+ community legal clinics across the Province of Ontario.

Presence in: Canada
Focus: Traditional / Customary Justice

Sponsored by Legal Aid Ontario, the Community Legal Clinic focuses on poverty law – income maintenance, tenant rights, disability law, human rights – for people in marginalized communities.

People Associated With This Organization

Nan Normand

Northwest Community Legal Clinic (Unverified)
Joined January 2019
Interests: Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information
I am a community legal worker/licensed paralegal at the Northwest Community Legal Clinic which delivers poverty law services to small urban and rural communities in Ontario. For over forty years my professional live has focused on social justice, community development and human services. I believe that housing is one of the most effective strategies for poverty reduction and am involved in both grassroots and governmental policy advocacy. Over the years, I have shared my experience in many venues, speaking on poverty issues, community work and the importance of developmental evaluation.

Yvonne Treffers

Northwest Community Legal Clinic
Joined February 2018
Interests: Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Family
I am a Legal Worker in a Community Legal Clinic; we help people with various legal and personal issues who met financial eligibility guidelines (low or no income). Very interested in learning about community initiatives around the world.
Yvonne Treffers is the network champion (main point of contact) for Northwest Community Legal Clinic.

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