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Rural Justice & Health Partnerships 

A pilot project of the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre

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  • Bi-monthly columns on various legal topics, written by different members of the Five County Network or by private bar partners. 

  • Each column contains referrals to applicable and credible resources for more information for those interested.

Medical/Legal Partnerships



Centre for Effective Practice - Best Practice in Primary Care

  • A federally-incorporated, not-for-profit organization. Provides a resource for providers to access clinical supports and tools.

  • See their "poverty tool" for Ontario - a clinical tool for primary care providers

Health Justice Initiative - St. Michael's Hospital Legal Services Project

Health Providers Against Poverty

  • An alliance of health care providers to participate in a campaign to prescribe extra funds to low-income Ontarians. 

  • Through advocacy, education, and patient care, they are working to eliminate poverty and reduce health inequities in Canada.


Health and Justice Partnerships Community of Practice - Australia

  • A cross sector working group that brings together experts in the health, legal and community service sector with an interest in the health justice partnership model.

  • See their resources page for more links

National Centre for Medical Legal Partnership - Washington, D.C. 

  • Their mission is to improve the health and well-being of people and communities by leading health, public health and legal sectors in an integrated, upstream approach to combating health-harming social conditions

  • Medical-Legal Partnership toolkit