Citizenship and Immigration Canada website has information about your rights in Canada:
All persons rights against violence
Accessing free legal support
If you need a lawyer to protect your interests in court, you can hire one for a fee. You may also be able to get free legal services, called legal aid, depending on your income. Legal aid is a legal service offered to Canadians and residents who cannot afford to pay for it. It offers different kinds of help, depending on your legal problem.
Whether you qualify for legal aid will depend on your family responsibilities and what you must pay every month to live. Legal aid staff will decide if you qualify after they have looked at your financial situation.
Legal Aid Ontario gives low-income people access to a range of legal services tailored to meet their legal needs.
Lawyers and other legal help
How do I find a lawyer?
Here are a few ways to find a lawyer:
Other legal help
If you cannot or do not want to get legal help from a lawyer, you can also get legal help from a community legal worker, paralegal or immigration consultant.
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What tenants need to know
Legal Line - provides free legal information to Canadians through its website
CLEO - Immigration and Refugee Law provides publications on legal topics relating to immigrants and refugees
CLEO - Legal Services Information provides publications on getting legal help