Legal Worker/Lawyer

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic

86 S. Cumberland St.Thunder Bay, OntarioP7B2V3

Manage a caseload in poverty law, participate in the intake rotation, provide legal advice and information, formal and informal advocacy, represent clients before administrative tribunals, participate in community development and law reform projects, and provide public legal education.  This is a 6 month contract position.

Full Time

Lawyers and Quebec notaries


$70,000 - $82,000


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri



Intake and summary advice; managing a caseload in poverty law - income maintenance (OW, ODSP, EI, CCB, CPP-D) and tenancy law; informal advocacy (phone calls, letter writing); appearances before administrative tribunals, particularly Social Benefits Tribunal and Landlord and Tenant Board; public legal education, outreach, community development and law reform; general adminstration and other duties as required; occasional overnight travel within the District and the Province.

Degree or diploma in the humanities or social sciences; additional certification as a licensee of the Law Socity of Ontario preferred (paralegal or lawyer); relevent experience; familiarity with relevant acts and regulations (Residential Tenancies Act, Ontario Disability Support Program Act, Ontario Works Act); effective advocacy skills; excellent judgment and problem-solving ability; excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of community resources; lived experience or demonstated competency with respect to Indigenous culture and issues; excellent computer (MS Office products) and information management (MS CRM) skills; a valid driver's license helpful but not required.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to: 

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic 

86 S. Cumberland St., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2V3

or Fax (807) 345-2842

or by Email:

with required subject line: Legal Worker Application

Deadline for applications: Firday, December 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.