The Ministry of the Attorney General has launched a new pilot program that gives survivors of sexual assault access to free legal advice any time after the incident , regardless of how much time has passed. The pilot will be available to survivors living in the City of Toronto, the City of Ottawa , and the District of Thunder Bay later this spring.
Lawyers who are eligible to participate in the pilot program will be placed on a referral list and paid up to four hours of legal advice per client. Legal advice may be delivered over the phone or in person. Services will not include legal representation. To learn more information about the pilot program, or to submit an application to join the referral list, please visit: ontario.ca/legaladvice. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2016.