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Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County

Public Comments Wellington County Mobile Legal Service (WellCoMs)
* delivery of outreach and legal information in rural communities (May-Oct 2019) 
* accessible, informal drop in service  
* dedicated law van staffed by outreach worker and a legal services navigator 
* Skype consultation available with Legal Clinic lawyers and paralegals 
* communities include Clifford, Harriston, Palmerston, Drayton, Mount Forest, Arthur, Fergus/Elora, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Puslinch 
* date and location of visits announced in advance 
* no income or eligibility screening 
* service is moved indoors in event of inclement weather
Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; legal outreach van ; Wellington County Mobile Legal Service
Office Phone 519-821-2100
Toll Free Phone Within Wellington County 1-800-628-9205
Fax 519-821-8192
Description (Site) Located inside Guelph Community Health Centre
Site Location Guelph-Downtown
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
Guelph Community Health Centre
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
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Intersection Wyndham St N and Eramosa Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 1683 
Station Main 
Guelph, ON N1H 6Z9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) COVID-19 Update: The Legal Clinic is closed to walk in visitors and is offering full services remotely; if the matter is urgent, call the clinic directly.

Free legal advice for low income residents in specific areas of law involving concerns with housing, social assistance, Canada Pension Plan Disability, and Employment Insurance.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Legal Clinic is serving the community primarily by phone and email. In person appointments will be scheduled if a caseworker determines it is necessary. The Clinic is closed to walk in visitors. We will respond to your message within 48 business hours. Please indicate if you have any urgent deadlines as messages are screened and triaged and urgent matters are dealt with in priority sequence. Please leave a phone number or an email address. Please consult our website at for information about services we provide and suggestions as to where you can get legal help.

Assists tenants who have issues with their landlord, including:
* evictions
* rent increases
* maintenance and tenant rights issues
* rent-geared-to-income housing concerns and reviews

Assists recipients who have concerns about their Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program income support including:
* eligibility
* denial or suspension of benefits
* overpayments
* assistance applying for OW or ODSP

Assists recipients who have been denied Canada Pension Plan - Disability Benefits or Employment Insurance benefits, along with other income maintenance concerns

Assists non-unionized workers who have questions about:
* rights in the workplace including unpaid wages, leaves of absence, reprisal, termination and severance pay
* wrongful dismissal
* workplace harassment and discrimination
Provides information on consumer protection, including collection agencies, door-to-door sales, etc

Referrals given for areas of law that the Legal Clinic does not practice, including family law, criminal law, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board matters, human rights law, traffic offences, and civil litigation issues

Legal Health Check-Up:
* online check-up to help people living in poverty to identify legal problems and get help
* without adequate money to live on, a good home or job, or family, social and health supports, an individual's legal health may be at risk
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 pm; 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Must meet income criteria for some services
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2002
Funding Provincial - Legal Aid Ontario
Print Material Public legal education material available
Service Categories Community Legal Clinics ; Pension Benefits Assistance ; Tenant Rights Information/Counselling ; Welfare Rights Assistance