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Welcome to our community page. Don Valley Community Legal Services actively participates in a variety of community activities, public legal education workshops, trainings, and community networking tables. One key component that allows members to be self-empowered is knowledge of what is happening around them. This page will allow us to share with you what is happening in our community. We will post information on local law reform campaigns, and information about our clinic including our Annual General Meeting. If you wish to be on our mailing list, please sign our Membership form.

Included are links to a community calendar for the Flemingdon – Thorncliffe Park area and for the City of Toronto.

For Legal Advice please call our Legal Advice Telephone Line – 416-441-1764, ext 36 – on leaving your information you will receive a return call within 24 business hours.  We will not provide legal advice through this email contact.  For all community connections, workshop and public legal education information or membership, please contact our office or email us at info@donvalleylegal.ca.


Legal Resources during COVID-19

Steps to Justice website offered by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) will provide updates to necessary legal information – follow the link https://stepstojustice.ca/covid-19#.XnUEZcHc3aE.link

August 13 – Worker’s Rights Workshop

Join our partners from  Dixon Hall and Neighbourhood Legal Services on August 13, 2020 from 2 :00 to 3:30 pm online via Zoom for updated information on Workers’ Rights in Ontario    – Worker’s Rights Workshop – Flyer (08.13.20)      Register for Workers Rights workshop  

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Research Project – ODSP Applications

The Ontario Ministry of Children and Community Services (MCCS) is looking for people who have made applications for Disability Benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program.  The ODSPAction Coalition is providing the following information – in the flyer – complete the 5 minute survey – see if you qualify.  An Honorarium is offered for those chosen to complete the research. 

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Rent Arrears: Navigating When You Cannot Pay Rent

Rent Arrears Join us Wednesday August 5, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm for a Webinar Presentation given by Stewart Cruikshank, Executive Director of Don Valley Community Legal Services.  Topics include – Unpaid rent, what happens if you do not pay your rent, and resources to navigate this situation.

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Bill 184 and RenovictionsTO

Provincial Bill 184: Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020  Bill 184 was introduced in the Provincial Legislature on March 12, 2020. With very little notice or debate, it passed and received Royal Assent on July 21, 2020. Bill 184 makes sweeping changes to the Residential Tenancy Act,

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City of Toronto 211

CLICK ON THE 211 LOGO http://
Do you need information about financial assistance, mental health support, employment support, childcare, housing, food, clothing and shelter?
Find help at 211central.ca or call/chat/text/email 2-1-1.  

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COVID 19 Tip Sheets for Housing and Social Assistance

Thank You to Scarborough Community Legal Services; Clinique juridique de Prescott et Russell; and the HIV & Aids Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) for providing 1 page Tip Sheets to help us navigate housing and social assistance For Tenants: Tenant-Tip-Sheet-COVID-19 – Tenant Tip Sheet – French :  Ce-que-les-locataires-doivent-savoir-COVID-19 For Social Assistance: HALCO_ODSP-OW Emergency Benefit_11May2020 (1)

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Woodgreen Newcomer Programs & Services

Woodgreen Newcomer Program invites you to join them Wednesday May 20, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm for a Webinar « Using Mindfulness to Promote Wellness and Relieve Stress ».    Presented by Ellen Katz, Phd., MSW, RSW, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto –

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Ontario Government Extends Emergency Measures

May 6th, 2020 – New Provincial Announcement Current Information on Essential Businesses:   https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.ontario.ca/page/frequently-asked-questions-about-essential-businesses

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Free Online Webinars of Interest -housing, immigration, employment

Federation of Metro Tenants – Tenant School Registration -Joeita@torontotenants.org Free online workshops for tenants on their rights under the law. Workshops will be delivered over Zoom. Invitations will be sent out the night before. You do not have to attend all the workshops. Please email Joeita@torontotenants.org to sign up (clicking on Facebook won’t register you,

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