Legal Aid Ontario has a statutory mandate to promote access to justice throughout Ontario for low-income individuals by means of:
- Providing consistently high quality legal aid services in a cost-effective and efficient manner;
- Encouraging and facilitating flexibility and innovation in the provision of legal aid services;
- Identifying, assessing and recognizing the diverse legal needs of low-income individuals and of disadvantaged communities in Ontario; and
- Providing legal aid services to low-income individuals through a corporation that will operate independently from the Government of Ontario but within a framework of accountability to the Government of Ontario for the expenditure of public funds.