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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Until further notice, all CALC offices are available by phone or email ONLY, during regular business hours.  We are closed to walk-ins and there will be no in-person appointments.

Here are some key links to more information about COVID-19:

Legal Information

Steps to Justice – Provides practical answers to the important questions that people are asking about the law relating to the COVID-19 situation. They are also sharing updates about changes to government programs and court services.  (See button on sidebar.)

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) – LAO’s COVID-19 update on client services

Income Security Advocacy Center (ACTO) – Accessing Income Support in the wake of COVID-19 (updated Mar 26)

Pro Bono Ontario – advice for non-profits and startups on their Legal Advice Hotline, toll-free  1-855-255-7256 (all in-person help suspended)

National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) – COVID-19 resources for self-represented litigants

Law Society of Ontario – COVID-19 response page – includes information about their Emergency Family Law Referral Telephone line (1-800-268-7568) for people who are self-represented and are trying to determine whether or not their family court matter meets the criteria to be heard by the Court on an “urgent” basis and, if so, how to proceed in making their request.

Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic (WHSLC) – The WHSLC has put together this tip sheet on “Frequently Asked COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Questions

Health Information

Hastings and Prince Edward Health Unit – Information on the virus, their office closure and links to other resources

Kingston, Frontenc, Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL&A) – Information on COVID-19

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Mental health resources

Mental Health Commission – Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Social Services

Hastings County Community and Human Services (Ontario Works/Social Housing) – notice about their hours, availability

Lennox & Addington Social Services – information about their services, emergency financial support

City Information/Resources

Local COVID-19 updates by cities/towns in our service area:

Government

Ontario Government –  COVID-19 information, including count of cases in Ontario

Government of Canada – COVID-19 information – includes updates on numbers of confirmed cases, an FAQ, and links to many resources

Employment and Social Development Canada – information on EI and other federal programs

Other

ARCH Disability Law Centre – COVID-19 and Disability: Recommendations to the Canadian Government from Disability Related Organizations in Canada – March 24, 2020

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) – WSIB COVID-19 update page

World Health Organization – COVID-19 information and updates

Press Releases

Tribunals Ontario – Press releases outlining eviction order suspensions, postponement of in-person hearings

Government of Canada:

Ontario Government:

News Articles

Quinte News – local COVID-19 coverage

CTV News:

CBC News:

Law Times:  List of legal organizations’ COVID-19 resources and changes

Ottawa Citizen:  Carleton prof creates plain-language guide for getting government aid

Toronto Star: