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SALCO is open but we are not accepting walk-ins at this time. SALCO will see clients in person by appointment only. We continue to provide legal advice, brief services, and legal representation to respond to new and existing clients. However, to ensure the health and safety of SALCO staff, clients, and others, until further notice, we ask that you please contact us at (416) 487-6371 for legal support and all other inquiries. We will connect with you to provide support over the phone, virtually, or in person by appointment on a case by case basis.

 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.



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Our Executive Director, Shalini Konanur, will be speaking at Oxfam Canada's virtual panel highlighting their 2022 feminist scorecard for Canada. Join her for what is bound to be an insightful discussion!

The event is taking place on March 31, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Register here:

SALCO condemns terrorist attack on Afzaal family.

As part of our yearly Asian Heritage Month celebration, SALCO is doing a weekly profile of four individuals who are trailblazers in Social Justice work.

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.

Our final trailblazer is Baldev Mutta, CEO & Founder, Punjabi Community Health Services

This week’s trailblazer is Dr. Ritika Goel, Community Activist and Physician

This week’s trailblazer is Salina Abji, Sociologist and Research Consultant

This week’s trailblazer is Regini David, Outreach and Law Reform Coordinator & Paralegal at West Scarborough Community Legal Clinic (WSCLS)

"...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.

SALCO 2020 AGM Annual Report

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.

Free Webinar on South Asian dis-proportionally affected by COVID-19 - Oct 22, 2020 at 6pm-8pm. Registration link in the attached flyer.


Statement on Ontario Provincial Police decision to not lay charges in the death of Soleiman Faqiri

SALCO: Seeking Directors for SALCO’s Volunteer Board of Directors.

In Solidarity, the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario.
BlackLivesMatter SouthAsians4BlackLives

The impact of Covid-19 on South Asians in Canada

Right to Housing - Open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

Right to Housing- French

Joint Press Release from COPC and U of T

Refugee advocates urge Ontario to stay at the table

The Doc Project on CBC Radio One- Forced Marriage in Canada

Last Tweets

Health community members - sign & share our open letter! Every voice in support of permanent #healthcare4all and #statusforall counts.… #onpoli #cdnpoli #sdoh

About 5 days ago from SALCO's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone