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About Our Legal Clinic

Welcome to our website!

Don Valley Community Legal Services is an amalgamated corporation of two great grassroots, not for profit, legal clinics – East Toronto Community Legal Services and Flemingdon Community Legal Services. Both legal clinics assisted clients in their community for years.

East Toronto Community Legal Services was originally incorporated as Riverdale Socio-Legal Services in 1978.  The clinic’s name was changed to East Toronto Community Legal Services in 1984 to reflect the expanded catchment area.  On April 12, 2019, it officially got approval as an amalgamated corporation with Flemingdon Community Legal Services.

Flemingdon Community Legal Services started to help clients in their community in 1980 and was incorporated as a not for profit corporation in 1983. On April 12, 2019, it officially got approval as an amalgamated corporation with East Toronto Community Legal Services.

The amalgamated corporation, Don Valley Community Legal Services, continues the work of both clinics, but now under one umbrella.  Don Valley Community Legal Services is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and governed by a local board of directors to ensure the clinic’s work is guided by input from the community.  The clinic is one of many community legal clinics under Legal Aid Ontario and it is very important that clinics have local boards to help direct the work they do as each community is different.

Our clinic honours the value of our board members, general members and other volunteers. As a volunteer, you may be asked to assist with community fairs and information tables or other valued services. We have a Community Services Committee that meets monthly and provides community consultation to the board.

Our board and staff members are listed on separate pages.  Please visit the membership page for information on how to become a member or volunteer.

Our website will inform you about the type of services and the areas of law that we provide to our clients and we hope that the information provided on this website will be of help to you.