Public Interest Law Centre (PILC)

Current Cases


Fighting to Keep Manitoba Hydro Rates Affordable

We are representing a coalition of Manitoba consumers and low-income groups in a pending rate application by Manitoba Hydro that is over four times the rate of inflation.

Fighting the Gap of Services & Programs for Adults with Physical Disabilities in Manitoba

Lawyer Joelle Pastora Sala (Public Interest Law Centre), left, Amy Hampton and David Kron of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba with Hampton’s dog Chase at Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc. on March 23, 2017. Hampton and Tyler Sylvester (not pictured) are pursuing a case with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission. (See Sanders story)

We have filed human rights complaints on behalf of two young adults with severe physical disabilities who wish to challenge the inequitable patchwork of the most basic of services for individuals once they reach adulthood. For more information, please visit

Recognizing the Reality of Same-sex and Gender Diverse Families in our School System

Working with a family, we have brought a challenge to the policies of the Hanover School Division, which fail to recognize the realities of same-sex and gender diverse families and students.

Equal Access to Supports for Persons with Disabilities on Reserve

We are working to ensure that all adults and children living with disabilities on First Nations have equal access to mobility, education, health services, and supports.

On behalf of families of persons living with disabilities on reserve, we are undertaking two Canadian Human Rights Commission complaints related to the denial of equal access.