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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

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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Virtual Workshop – Bill 184 and Tenant Rights

Please Register – https://tinyurl.com/y4xkfffb Or Call -416-392-4060 to register by telephone

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Workshop – How to Write An Action Letter

Be Pro-Active – Join us on Tuesday August 18th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm by Zoom – Audrey Gardner of Labour Education Centre will walk us through the process of writing a letter to a person of Authority –  Partners – Labour Education Centre, Flemingdon Thorncliffe Inter Agency Network – Civic Engagement Committee,

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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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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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