Nova Scotia Legal Aid: Core services now include Social Justice

Nova Scotia Legal Aid has added Social Justice to its menu of core services. Social Justice focuses on helping Nova Scotians strengthen their income and housing security: think EI and CPP Disability applications, residential tenancies and housing grants. It is practical help with everyday problems.

“We know that if these issues are not addressed, there is a greater likelihood of intersection with the criminal and family justice system. It is front end help,” explains Karen Hudson QC, Executive Director.

For youth, we provide help with issues such as school board suspensions. Assistance ranges from help with forms, advice, calls, to tribunal representation and judicial review.

“We are doing this within existing resources,” Ms. Hudson adds.

For more details, see the recent media coverage:
Nova Scotia Legal Aid expands services for Halifax-area youth

Chronicle Herald | September 10, 2014

Legal Aid now covering workers' compensation, CPP: Lawyers focusing on secure housing and food
CBC News | Sept. 12, 2014

Nova Scotia Legal Aid enhancing access to justice for working poor
By Kirk Starratt
The Register/Advertiser | Sept. 12, 2014