Need legal help? Please complete and submit the below Intake Form.
Once we receive your completed intake form, an intake worker will respond to you within 3 business days. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
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Don Valley Community Legal Services is committed to providing a work environment in which all our staff are free from workplace harassment and violence, and treated with respect and dignity. We have a zero-tolerance policy for abusive behaviour towards or in the presence of our staff, and we reserve the right to immediately deny service if our policy is violated.
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Referral Information (if an agency is supporting you in completing this form):
Referring Agency’s Name
Referring Staff Person’s Full Name
Referring Staff Person’s Telephone Number
Referring Staff Person’s Email
Your Personal and Contact Information:
Date of Birth*
Please indicate when is the best time to contact you (i.e. morning 9 am to 12 pm vs. afternoon 1 pm to 5 pm)*
Interpreter Required YESNO
Please let us know if you require accommodations relating to accessibility.
Special Needs/Accommodation Required:
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We can only help people with low incomes. However, in most circumstances if your income is too high, we can provide you with limited summary legal advice and/or referrals.
What is your main source of income?*Please select oneOntario Works (OW)Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)Canada Pension Plan (CPP)Old Age Security (OAS) Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)War Veterans AllowanceWorkers’ Compensation BenefitsEmployment IncomeNone of the Above
What is the monthly amount?*
Do other members of your household have an income?*Please select oneYESNO
If so, what is the total monthly amount of their income?*
Number of adults in your household (including yourself)*
Number of children in your household*
The collection of this personal information is authorized under applicable legislation. Don Valley Community Legal Services is collecting and using this information so we can serve you better, and work to improve access to justice for all communities. You do not have to answer these questions. Don Valley Community Legal Services will not withhold any program, service or benefit if you choose not to provide this information. You can also request to withdraw your consent or change this information at any time.
Gender IdentityPlease select oneFemaleMaleAnother GenderTransgender FemaleTransgender MaleTwo-SpiritAgenderOtherPrefer not to identify
Ethno-Racial Group Please select oneAboriginal/indigenous (inside or outside North America)White/Caucasian (North America or other)Latin American/HispanicAsian-SouthAsian-SoutheastAsian- West AsianAsian-FilipinoAsian-ChineseAsian-KoreanAsian-JapaneseMiddle Eastern-OtherMiddle Eastern-ArabAfrican Ancestry-North AmericanAfrican Ancestry-CaribbeanAfrican Ancestry- Latin AmericaAfrican Ancestry-EuropeanAfrican Ancentry-Continental-North AfricaAfrican Ancestry - Continental- South AfricaAfrican Ancestry-East AfricaAfrican Ancestry-SomaliOther or mixed racialPrefer not to disclose
Area of Law:
What is your legal issue?*
Housing LawODSP - Ontario Disability Support ProgramOW - Ontario WorksCPP - Canada Pension PlanImmigration and RefugeeEmployment LawAffidavit or Notarial True CopyOther
Please provide a brief description of your legal issue and indicate if you have any legal deadlines (e.g. a filing deadline or hearing date).
Please attach copies of any documents relating to your legal issue. For example, an eviction notice or a letter from Ontario Works. (formats PDF/docx/JPEG/PNG/ limit 25mb)