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Free Representation

Injured workers have a right to be represented,
at the WCB/WSIB/WorkSafe and the WCAT/WSIAT,
but we do not (YET) have a right to be provided
a representative free of charge,
or to be compensated for our legal costs!

This page has been setup to provide injured workers with information on all the free legal services avalaible to injured workers.
Most Provinces/Territories in Canada have what is known as the Office of the Worker Advisor.
They are paid to offer free representation to injured workers.

British Columbia

Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland and Labrador

Yukon Territory

Northwest and Nunavik Territories



I am still working on this page so please check back for updates!

British Columbia

British Columbia Workers' Advisers Office
500 - 8100 Granville Avenue
Richmond BC V6Y 3T6
Tel.:604 713-0360
Toll Free:1-800-663-4261
Fax:604 713-0311
Web:http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/wab/

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Alberta





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Saskatchewan


Saskatchewan Office of the Worker's Advocate
400 1870 Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan. S4P 4W1
Tel.:306-787-2456
Toll Free:1-877-787-2456
Fax:306-787-0249
Web:https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/safety-in-the-workplace/assistance-for-wcb-claims-and-appeals

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Manitoba


Manitoba Worker Advisor Office
Room 406 - 401 York Avenue, Norquay Building
Winnipeg MB R3C 0P8
Tel.:204-945-5787
Toll Free:1-800-282-8069
Web:http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/wao/index.html

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Ontario

Office of the Worker Advisor - OWA
Ontario Legal Aid Clinics
Ontario Specialty Legal Aid Clinics




Office of the Worker Advisor - OWA

The OWA is a separate government agency. The sole purpose is to represent non-union injured workers through the workers compensation process. Not representing all injured workers, is something I do not agree with!
If you were a union worker when you were hurt, and you no longer work for your employer or union, they may represent you. Always ask, it never hurts
The OWA has a legislative mandate to represent injured workers as stated in the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, which states: The Office of the Worker Adviser is continued. Its functions are to educate, advise and represent workers who are not members of a trade union and their survivors. The OWA represent injured workers in the following areas:
  • Initiation adjudication at the WSIB,
  • Appeals to the WSIB Appeals Department, and
  • Appeals to the WSIAT
  • Presently the OWA does not represent injured workers at the Judicial Review stage.
    This is something I am, as an individual advocate and injured worker am trying to change. This is because I see the words adise & represent means just that to advise & represent in all facets of a injured worker's need.


    Head Office
    123 Edward Street, Suite 1300
    Toronto ON M5G 1E2
    Tel: (416) 325-8570
    Toll-free: 1-800-660-6769
    Fax: (416) 325-4830
    E-mail: owaweb@ontario.ca
    Web: http://www.owa.gov.on.ca

    Scarborough OWA Office
    305 Milner Ave, Suite 918
    Toronto - Scarborough, ON M1B 3V4
    Tel.: (416) 325-9846
    Fax: (416) 325-9855
    Toll Free: 1-800-268-4343

    Ottawa OWA Office
    347 Preston Street 3rd Floor
    Ottawa, ON K1S 3H8
    Tel.: (613) 728-2006
    Fax: (613) 728-8052
    Toll Free: 1-800-267-6599

    Toronto-Downsview OWA office
    145 Sir William Hearst Avenue, Suite 125
    North York, ON M3M 0B6
    Tel.: (416) 235-5550
    Fax: (416) 235-5594 Toll Free:1-800-387-7495

    London OWA Office
    495 Richmond Street, Suite 810
    London, ON N6A 5A9
    Tel.: (519) 873-4490
    Fax: (519) 873-4500
    Toll Free: 1-800-265-7924

    Sarnia Satelite OWA Office
    171 Kendall Street (Map)
    Point Edward - Sarnia, ON N7V 4G6
    Tel.: (519) 344-7261
    Fax: (519) 336-1133

    Kitchener/Waterrloo OWA office
    4273 King Street East, Suite 300
    Kitchener, ON N2P 2E9
    Tel.: (519) 650-6474
    Fax: (519) 650-6473
    Toll Free: 1-800-265-2466

    Windsor OWA Office
    100 Ouellette Avenue, 10th Floor
    Windsor, ON N9A 6T3
    Tel.: (519) 254-7558
    Fax: (519) 254-1741
    Toll Free: 1-800-265-5649

    Sault Ste. Marie OWA Office
    70 Foster Drive, Suite 480
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6V4
    Tel.: (705) 945-5861
    Fax: (705) 541-2104
    Toll Free: 1-800-461-6023

    Sudbury OWA Office
    159 Cedar Street, Suite 304
    Sudbury, ON P3E 6A5
    Tel.: (705) 564-1621
    Fax: (705) 564-4126
    Toll Free: 1-800-461-6372

    Thunder Bay OWA Office
    435 South James Street, Suite 335, 3rd Floor
    Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6S7
    Tel.: (807) 475-1280
    Fax: (807) 475-1283
    Toll Free: 1-800-465-3966

    Timmins OWA office
    60 Wilson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Suite 303
    Timmins, ON P4N 2S7
    Tel.: (705) 268-3454
    Fax: (705) 267-3633
    Toll Free: 1-800-461-9854

    Hamilton OWA Office
    119 King Street West, 13th Floor
    Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y7
    Tel.: (905) 577-1301
    Fax: (905) 540-9355
    Toll Free: 1-800-263-9209

    Mississauga OWA office
    10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle,Suite 512
    Mississauga, ON L5R 3K6
    Tel.: (905) 568-2359
    Fax: (905) 568-1086
    Toll Free for 705 & 519 area codes: 1-800-387-8806
    Toll Free for 905 area code: 1-800-267-3949

    St. Catharines
    301 St. Paul Street, 9th Floor
    St. Catharines, ON L2R 7R4
    Tel.: (905) 704-3945
    Fax: (905) 704-3019
    Toll Free: 1-800-414-4512

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    Ontario Legal Aid Clinics

    Not all legal aid clinics, in Ontario, provide representations services for injured workers.

    Mississauga
    Mississauga Community Legal Services
    130 Dundas Street East Suite 504 Mississauga, L5A3V8
    Tel.:905-896-2050
    Fax:905-273-4255
    Web:https://www.mississaugalegalclinic.ca/

    Hamilton
    Hamilton Community Legal Clinic
    100 Main St E Suite 203, Hamilton, ON L8N 3W4
    Tel.:905-527-4572
    Fax:905-523-7282

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    Ontario Specialty Legal Aid Clinics
    Ontario Legal Aid has funded specialty legal aid clinics that only represent injured workers.
    There are three in the Province of Ontario.


    Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic - IWC
    815 Danforth Avenue, Suite 411
    Toronto, ON M4J 1L2
    Tele.:416-461-2411
    Fax: 416-461-7138
    Web:https://www.injuredworkersonline.org

    Industrial Accident Victims Group of Onatrio - IAVGO
    IAVGO is a charitable not-for-profit community-based legal clinic that has provided free legal services to injured workers in Ontario since 1975. IAVGO is funded by Legal Aid Ontario. IAVGO operates Advocates for Injured Workers, a student legal aid clinic.
    55 University Ave., 15th Floor,
    Toronto, ON M5J 2H7
    Tel.:Phone: 416-924-6477
    Toll Free in Ontario: 1-877-230-6311
    Toll Free in Canada for Migrant Workers: 1-866-521-8535
    Fax: 416-924-2472
    web:https://iavgo.org/


    Quebec

    Quebec Service des plaintes Commission des lésions professionnelles
    500, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Bureau 17.401
    Service des plaintes
    Montréal (Québec) H2Z 1W7
    Tel.:514-873-7188
    Toll Free:1-800-361-9593
    Web: http://www.clp.gouv.qc.ca/

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    New Brunswick

    New Brunswick Workers' Advocate
    Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Chestnut Complex
    470 York Street
    Fredericton NB E3B 3P7
    Tel.:506-453-2597
    Fax:506-453-3990
    Web:http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.15396.html

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    Nova Scotia

    Nova Scotia Workers' Advisor Program
    5670 Spring Garden Road, Suite 502,P.O. Box 1063
    Halifax NS B3J 2X1
    Tel: (Voice and TDD): 424-5050
    Toll Free in NS: 1-800-774-4712
    Fax: 902-424-0530
    Web:http://novascotia.ca/lae/wap/

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    Prince Edward Island - PEI

    Prince Edward Island Worker Advisor Program Department of Environment, Labour and Justice
    161 St. Peters Road, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 2000
    Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8
    Tel:902-368-6460
    Toll Free:1-800-658-1806
    Fax:902-368-3576
    Web:http://www.gov.pe.ca/labour/index.php3?number=1004722

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    Newfoundland and Labrador

    Newfoundland and Labrador Workers' Advisor
    330 Portugal Cove Place, NAPE Bldg., 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 8597, Station "A"
    St. John's NL A1B 3P2
    Tel:709-754-3927
    Toll Free:1-800-563-1998
    Fax:709-754-3928
    Web:http://www.whscc.nf.ca/workers/WS_WorkersAdvisor.whscc

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    Yukon Territory

    Yukon Workers' Advocate
    Department of Justice, Government of Yukon
    Box 2703, Q-1
    2131-2nd Avenue, Tutshi Building
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
    Tel.:867-667-5324
    Toll Free:1-800-661-0408
    Web:http://www.justice.gov.yk.ca/prog/ms/wad/index.html

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    Northwest Territories and Nunavut

    Northwest Territories and Nunavut Workers' Advisors Office
    Yellowknife, Northwest Territories:
    Email: advisor@workersadvisor.ca Nunavut: Email: www.workersadvisor.caadvisor.ca">deputyadvisor@workersadvisor.ca
    Web:http://www.workersadvisor.ca/

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