Connect Legal & Pro Bono Ontario Have Merged!
Information about the amalgamation: In order to help even more aspiring small business owners achieve economic success through self-employment and to engage ever more commercial lawyers in providing pro bono services; Connect Legal will join forces with the largest provider of pro bono legal services in the Province, Pro Bono Ontario.
Pro Bono Ontario currently serves nearly 16,000 clients each year providing services such as assistance for unrepresented civil litigants; legal representation of children; and legal support for charities and nonprofits.Launched as a registered charity in 2010, Connect Legal has provided free legal education and support to over 2,000 low-resource immigrant small business owners across the GTA.
Along the way, we have attracted significant press attention and received several awards including: the 2014 Canadian National Pro Bono Award, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s 2013 Ontario Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment, and the Toronto Foundation’s 2013 Vital Ideas Award. We are very excited about this next step in our evolution.
The new amalgamated organization will be known as Pro Bono Ontario. Information and applications for assistance can be found online at www.lawhelpontario.org
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