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 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

COVID-19 and proof of vaccination

CLEO – COVID-19: Updates on the law and legal services



SALCO Fact Sheet: Applying for CESB – Updated May 18, 2020

SALCO Fact Sheet: How much money will I get from CESB? – Updated May 18, 2020

SALCO Fact Sheet: Do I need to repay/return my CESB? – Updated May 18, 2020

SALCO Fact Sheet – COVID-19: emergency-measures-public-update -April 14, 2020

SALCO Fact Sheet – COVID-19: E.I and CERB – Updated April 14, 2020

SALCO Fact Sheet -COVID-19: OW- updated April 14, 2020

SALCO Fact Sheet – COVID-19: Housing Updated April 14, 2020

SALCO Fact Sheet – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions- Immigration- updated April 14, 2020

SALCO Fact Sheet – COVID-19: Uninsured-Access to Health-Updated April 14, 2020

SALCO Fact Sheet- COVID-19: Public Space-Updated April 14, 2020

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News & Events

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

REMINDER: we're hiring an articling student! Applications are due Dec. 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Details, including how to apply are below (and on our website):

About a month ago from SALCO's Twitter via Twitter Web App