Free legal services for low income people living in our catchment area: from Lake Ontario to York Mills/the 401 and from Yonge Street/the Don River to Victoria Park Avenue

For Legal Advice or Information, please call our Intake Line at 416-441-1764 ext. 1 

Job Posting – Senior Immigration Lawyer Position

Highlights & Announcements

Job Posting - Senior Immigration Lawyer Position

DVCLS is looking for an experienced immigration lawyer to join our Immigration Team for a full time permanent position. The candidate will provide legal advice and representation at the IRB, IAD, ID, and Federal Court. The candidate will also collaborate with DVCLS’s community partners to provide public legal education seminars and workshops and participate in law reform initiatives and community development projects for our community. Click here to read the full job posting.

Don Valley Community Legal Services Clinic Executive Director Honoured for Lifetime Contributions in Street Naming Ceremony

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Events

Neighbourhood Information Session – Legal Info for Tenants

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Rent Smart Course – February 2023

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News

DVCLS Executive Director, Board Member and Volunteer Receive Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Awards

On Sunday, January 15th, 2023, our Executive Director, Marjorie Hiley, received the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Award from Don Valley East Member of Parliament Rob Oliphant and Member of Provincial Parliament Stephanie Bowman. The Awards Ceremony took place during the Don Valley East New Year’s Levee. Also receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Award were Board Member Geoff Kettel and volunteer Miyadah Babulla.

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Making employment rights info accessible to South Asian immigrants

OMNI News interviewed Richa Sandill from Don Valley Community Legal Services and Anchal Bhatia from the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario on January 5, 2023 about their “Tareekh Pe Tareekh – Know Your Employment Law Rights” Public Legal Education Campaign. “ਦੋ ਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਕਲੀਨਿਕ, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario,

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 I have been found medically ineligible for Ontario Disability benefits and have filed an appeal to the Social Benefits Tribunal. What is the appeal process? 

After submitting your appeal to the Social Benefits Tribunal, you will receive a notice of hearing letter. This letter notifies you of the time and date of your hearing as well as whether you will have a telephone hearing or videoconference hearing over Zoom. If you have made a request for an in person hearing and have been granted your request,

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