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Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)




Legal Aid Ontario provides low-income people access to a range of legal services tailored to meet their legal needs. Many Aboriginal people call upon LAO to help them navigate through cumbersome legal processes.

LAO realized that to better serve First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario that awareness must be raised amongst staff about the proud history and cultures as well as the relationship between Aboriginal peoples particularly around justice systems. Led by First Peoples Group and in partnership with Gowlings, one of Canada‚Äôs most respected law firms, a comprehensive online Aboriginal awareness training program was developed for all LAO staff.