The Muslim Legal Support Centre is a non-profit organization that defends the rights of Muslims in Ontario.
The Muslim Legal Support Centre (MLSC) was initiated in 2018 as a pilot project by the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA). During this phase, the CMLA held consultations with service providers and community organizations to assess the barriers Muslims encountered with Ontario’s legal system. An organization that was dedicated to providing culturally informed, multilingual and accessible legal services was identified as a prominent need.
After receiving long-term funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario in 2020, the pilot phase concluded. We became an independent non-profit organization in 2021 and have since pivoted towards offering our services virtually and in-person for Muslims across Ontario on a spectrum of legal issues.