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The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) is a not-for-profit legal aid clinic that was first established in 1999. In September 2007 SALCO was given permanent legal clinic status by Legal Aid Ontario.

SALCO's mandate is to provide access to justice for low-income South Asians in the Greater Toronto area. As a specialty clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario, SALCO provides advice, brief services and/or legal representation in various areas of poverty law, including:


Ontario Disability Support Program

Ontario Works

Old Age Security

Canada Pension Plan

Criminal Injuries Compensation

Employment Insurance

Human Rights

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Employment Law (Advice)

Family Law (Basic Advice)

Tenants Rights (Basic Advice)


In addition to casework, SALCO's mandate also includes public legal education, law reform initiatives, community development, and test case work.

SALCO's hopes to empower low-income South Asians and to be a voice for positive change in the South Asian community in the Greater Toronto Area.