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The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) is a non-profit community legal clinic.  We give free legal help to people living on a low income and living in Hastings, Prince Edward or Lennox & Addington counties in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

Our website has information about the services we offer so you know when to contact us for help. You can also find out where else you can go for help if we can't help you. You can find your way around our website by using the drop-down menus along the top of each page. Most of our information is in printed English, but we also have links to resources in American Sign Language. For more information, you can visit our Deaf Services page from the “Services” drop-down menu.

On the “Home” menu you will find a link to the search page of our site. You will also find our site map, which is a “text only” outline of our website. You can always return to the homepage by clicking on our logo at the top left of the page.

On the “About Us” menu you will find links to information about our legal clinic’s history and our work. You will also find current job and volunteer opportunities.

On the “News” menu you will find out more about the latest news and what we are doing. You can also find links to our Twitter and Facebook pages here. 

On the “Legal Information” menu you will find links to legal information in the different areas of law we help with. This is probably the most important part of our website. You can find out more information about these pages by watching our “Legal Information” video (in ASL). You will also find a link containing all of our tipsheets on this menu. 

On the “Links” menu you will find links to other agencies that can help you if we are not able to help. You will also find a link to our “Where Else to Go for Help” chart, which will help you find legal or advocacy help when our legal clinic or Legal Aid can’t help you. Some examples include, where to go if you don’t have a birth certificate, how to get an affidavit signed, where to go if you are having debt problems, or how to make a complaint against a professional like a doctor or dentist.  

On the “Services” menu you will find information about the work we do including our projects and services in the community. You will also find our “Deaf Services” page on this menu. For more information on how we can help you, view our “How To Get Help From Us” video (in ASL). 

On the “Calendar” menu you will find information about our upcoming events.  

On the “Contact Us” menu you will find out how to contact us and information about the locations of satellite offices. 

Our main office in Belleville is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and is located at 158 George Street.  Our satellite offices in Bancroft, Madoc, Napanee, Quinte West and Picton are open by appointment only. You can contact us using our TTY number (613-966-8714), our email address (calc@lao.on.ca), or Bell Relay Service. We can give information and advice over the TTY, Bell Relay Service, or by email. If you need to meet with us in person at our Belleville office or at one of our satellite offices, our intake staff can arrange for interpreters Canadian Hearing Society for your meeting with legal workers. For more information, you can visit our Deaf Services page from the “Services” drop-down menu. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to let us know how we could improve our website to make it more accessible.

 

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