On April 1st, 2010, the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic first began its operations after amalgamating three longtime legal clinics. We are proud to say that it has been 10 years since we began serving Hamilton as one, unified clinic. Our services aim to reach populations that have been disproportionately ignored and mistreated by our legal system. Today, we are proud to say we have built relationships with many of these communities to deliver services and advocate for systemic change. We have done this by working within and with these communities. We achieve positive changes and strengthen our community by promoting inclusive justice for vulnerable Hamilton residents.
We had initially thought of holding a free community dinner to thank and honour our community and partners through music, dance and laughter and to celebrate 10 years of inclusive justice.
Although “celebrations” aren’t appropriate or indeed possible in these difficult times, we do wish to celebrate our commitment and actions to achieve inclusive justice. We also look forward to when we can celebrate together, by breaking bread and honouring each other and our stories and will do so as soon as it is safe to gather.
Take a look at our 10th Anniversary video!