Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) has made it a priority to become involved in test case litigation. In some cases this means bringing cases forward on behalf of individuals or groups. In other cases, ALS intervenes in cases that have been brought by other parties.
In an intervention, ALS is concerned that the perspectives of Aboriginal people - particularly urban Aboriginal people - are brought to the attention of the court. In making a case before a court, it is common to file a factum with the court. A factum is an outline of the arguments being relied on in the case.
ALS has intervened in cases before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. To view the judgements on these cases please visit the subpages in the menu.