Now hiring! Please go to our Employment page to see postings for two full time positions – Gladue Caseworker (Sudbury) and Adult Pre-Charge Diversion Worker (Toronto).
In addition to ALS’ very own Road to Your Name Podcast ALS staff are featured on two recent podcasts. Senior staff lawyer Caitlyn Kasper is featured on the Matriarch Movement podcast discussing how law does and does not respond to the needs of Indigenous people. Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2GRDZ3V2xfajY37HP9D7sN?si=VpYuo8XIRg6ybWaR-x2Gew Program Director Jonathan Rudin can be heard talking about sentencing on the Lawyered...
Please be advised that intake for the clinic will be available on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:00am-3:00pm in the month of August. We will not be holding Monday intake in August so that we can assist current clients through their legal matters. In order to manage our caseload and provide good services we will need to reduce our intake for...
Aboriginal Legal Services’ Indigenous Knowledge Podcast The Road to Your Name - Yoha:te Ne Kahsen:Na - Season Two is now available. Hosted by Lisa VanEvery the podcast investigates many aspects of Haudenosaunee culture and knowledge.
Aboriginal Legal Services appeared at the Supreme Court to support the elimination of peremptory challenges which have been used to keep Indigenous people off juries. Read the court decision here.Read the Aboriginal Legal Services factum here. If you would like to watch the hearing you can do so at the following link. Aboriginal Legal Services submissions start at 1.16.55. Video: https://www.scc-csc.ca/case-dossier/info/webcastview-webdiffusionvue-eng.aspx?cas=39062&id=2020/2020-10-07--39062-38861&date=2020-10-07...
Aboriginal Legal Services is holding memorials to honour residential school children every Wednesday evening in July. Please see the poster below for more details.
Read our Press Conference Statement Read our Letter to the Executive Governance Committee of Project Broken Trust Read the CBC Report on the Press Conference.
ALS is a member of the Brian Sinclair Working Group that focuses on bringing to light ongoing structural and systemic anti-Indigenous racism in Canadian healthcare and legal contexts. Read the Sinclair Working Group Press Release here.
Caitlyn Kasper Senior staff lawyer, Aboriginal Legal ServicesYear of Call: 2012Law School: Osgoode Hall Caitlyn Kasper grew up in Sutton West, Ont., a small community near Lake Simcoe. Her mother taught history and English at the local Sutton District High School. “She was the first Indigenous woman to graduate from that high school,” says Kasper. “When she was 21, she...