Refugee Law Services


Rexdale Community Legal Clinic will provide supervised licensed paralegal services for financially eligible refugee claimants living within its catchment area – the M9W, M9V, M9R, and M9P postal code areas.

The clinic will:

  • interview refugee claimants
  • prepare Basis of Claim (BOC) forms
  • help claimants gather evidence (such as medical reports) to support their claim
  • file BOC forms with the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)
  • prepare refugee claimants for hearings before the IRB
  • review files and supporting evidence
  • represent clients at hearings before the RPD of the IRB.

In addition to Rexdale CLC, financially eligible refugee claimants without counsel can choose to attain legal aid services from:

To qualify for this service you must meet Legal Aid Ontario’s financial eligibility criteria and reside in Rexdale. Refugee Law Services are funded by, and provided in collaboration with, Legal Aid Ontario.