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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

Online Communication Workshop

Join Audrey Gardner, Labour Education Centre for free Zoom Workshop Register – agardner@laboureducation.org or (416) 537-6532, ex 2231 Wednesdays – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  – Find Information Online, Help your children with online learning, feel more confident writing, reading, listening and speaking online. Online Communication Flyer  

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COVID 19 Employment Law Updates

Following Up on our December 16th presentation on Employment Law – we invite you to view the Infographic developed for this presentation. If you need further clarification as it affects your personal situation, please contact our Legal Advice Line – 416-441-1764, ext 36.  Staff are available by telephone as of Monday January 4th –

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Maintenance and Repairs Presentation Dec 30, 2020

LLT Maintenance and Repairs Dec 30 20 On December 30th the TP-FP Tenant Resident Network invited Steven Badger, Staff Lawyer of Don Valley Community Legal Services for a workshop on Maintenance and Repairs as governed by the Residential Tenancies Act .  The link above provides a copy of his Power point presentation.

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DVCLS Holiday Hours

Season’s Greetings from the Board and Staff of Don Valley Community Legal Services. Staff continue to provide services by appointment (No Walk In Service) and by Telephone. Below we list our holiday hours and when the office is open staff will provide Telephone Advice If the office is closed,

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COVID – 19 EMPLOYMENT RELATED UPDATES

Topic: Tenant Resident Network Time: Dec 16, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting  https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/2761707713?pwd=QUpyVkppZVBRbUVwNjZDbjcwU256Zz09 Meeting ID: 276 170 7713  Passcode: don valley One tap mobile       +16473744685,,2761707713#,,,,,,0#,,6842215165# Canada Dial by land line:   +1 647 374 4685 Canada,    Meeting ID: 276 170 7713  Passcode: don valley

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Don Valley Legal – 1st Annual General Meeting

The Board and Staff of Don Valley Community Legal Services would like to thank all participants and members to our 1st Annual General Meeting held as a Virtual Zoom Webinar.  We had 51 persons in attendance.  We approved our New Board of Directors, our 2019 Financial Statement and the Auditors.  Thanks and Appreciation were extended to our 4  Volunteer Board members who would not be returning –

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October 1 – International Day for Older Persons

Register – (416) 322-7002 or email nzabolotsky@circleofcare.com or jane@mosaichomecare.com On October 1, 2020 from 11 am to 12 pm help us celebrate the UN International Day of Older Persons.   Join us by Zoom or by Telephone to listen and ask questions of 3 active persons within our community (including our own Geoff Kettel,

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Back to School Survey for Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park Parents

Dear Parents in Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park – Engaged Communities – a grassroots community – “started in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto in November 2019 when residents and organizers in the community found responses to recent youth violence to be slow and limited. We organized to help address the issues of youth violence,

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