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News and Community activities


Equity and Reconciliation

Photo Image of Staff with Orange T-Shirts     Hate Crime And Community Safety Workshop The Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC) invite you to a Virtual Webinar and meet with their Guest speaker from Toronto Police Department.  She will share her experience and knowledge on how to report hate crimes, what is the best approach to involve and engage in the situation if someone is exposed or witness to hate crimes. Date & Time:  January 13, 2022 at 5 pm Zoom Registration Link or Event Address:  Join Zoom Meeting j/83941223952?pwd =U01ENUlWWVRUUkt5Ym 05dk9KWElKQT09 Meeting ID: 839 4122 3952   Passcode: 460994 Dial by your location  +1 647 374 4685 Canada +1 647 558 0588 Canada   +1 778 907 2071 Canada Meeting ID: 839 4122 3952 Passcode: 460994  

DVCLS Advocacy

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

  To support Ontarians through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is once again temporarily increasing the flexibility of the Low-income Energy Assistance Program-Emergency Financial Assistance (LEAP EFA). In addition, the maximum value of grants amounts has been increased.   To be eligible for LEAP EFA, the applicant still needs to be in arrears but does not need to be in threat of disconnection or have been disconnected.

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City of Toronto Tenant Rights Website and Toolkit

The City of Toronto announces a new tool for Tenants to provide meaningful information to prevent evictions. We encourage residents to view the City of Toronto Website – Rental Housing and Tenant Information   The City’s staff and Tenant Advisory Committee have worked with persons with lived experience, legal clinics and tenant advocate groups to navigate the difficult process to avoid potential evictions.

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Advice to tenants facing renoviction

Please read article below by Karly Wilson (DVCLS), Bhavin Bilimoria (DVCLS) and Patricia Edwards from ACORN.   Op-Ed: Advice to tenants facing renoviction – stay put  

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