SALCO: COVID-19 Measures
SALCO is open but will not meet with clients in person. We will continue to provide intake, respond to new inquiries, and provide services to ongoing clients. However, to ensure the health and safety of SALCO staff, clients, and others, until further notice, intake appointments will be conducted over the telephone and not in person. Satellite services will also continue with phone intakes (in-person SALCO services will be suspended until further notice). Emergencies will be assessed on a case by case basis. We ask that people not visit our office, but contact us by telephone (416-487-6371).
We are also postponing in-person public legal education and will not be attending any outside meetings or events until further notice.
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 is rapidly changing, we will alter our approach as required. We will approach all decisions thoughtfully, taking into account advice from public health authorities, based on the best evidence available. We are committed to continuing to provide high-quality services and hope to resume our regular practices as soon as it is safe to do so.
COVID-19- Resources and information
Sumaiya Matin, who has recently published an extraordinary memoir that highlights her experience of forced marriage. SALCO and Dundurn Press are hosting her book launch on September 24 at 7:00 pm. Please register through https://shaytanbride.eventbrite.com
These individuals have forged a path for others to follow, breaking down barriers and driving change for the most vulnerable South Asian communities in Canada.
Join us in celebrating these South Asian trailblazers, who are making meaningful contributions to improve the community’s ability to access justice, advancing women’s rights, anti-racism and anti-oppression work.
"...a feminist budget must also be anti-racist, or else the government would end up privileging a certain segment of the population while leaving groups that already experience pre-existing structural inequities in worse shape."
Check out this Op-Ed piece written by our Executive Director, Shalini Konanur, the Executive Director of the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, Avvy Gao, and the Director of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Debbie Douglas.
October 17 is recognized by the United Nations as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) calls on all levels of Government in Canada to mark this day by committing to meaningfully address the interrelated issues of racism and poverty in Canada.