The TDP’s advocacy work focuses on representing Ottawa’s marginalized communities who have received tickets or fines for municipal and provincial offences. This includes charges of loitering, public consumption and other offences which tend to disproportionately affect homeless or street-involved populations. Fines imposed for provincial offences can often affect credit scores and the recipients’ future ability to find housing or seek basic services. Offences targeting homeless populations can, therefore, perpetuate poverty.
Please see our intake page with our current intake schedule and list of upcoming pop-up clinics.
For more information on the criminalization of poverty, click here.
For a more complete list of the types of offences we can assist with, click here.