News & Events

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

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

Seniors Financial Wellness Day – Sept 16

Join Heritage Skills Development Centre  for an online talk on Elder Abuse Prevention and Response.  Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 4 to 5:30 pm.  The Zoom Meeting ID:  1924 1885 7587, Password: 696255.

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Federal Election 2021

Federal Election 2021 is Monday September 20, 2021.  All residents are encouraged to learn more about the process of Safe Voting.  Everything you need to know about Voting at Elections Canada Website . Voter Identification Information in 30 Languages  View an All Candidate’s Meeting.  Three online meetings that have come to our attention: Leaside Ratepayers Association Don Valley West –

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Housing Now Community Consultation – 770 Don Mills

City of Toronto Housing Now Virtual Consultation:  Tuesday September 14, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Learn more about the new Affordable Housing Units to be build at 770 Don Mills Road and 805 Don Mills Road.  More information about the developments –  and

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Article – A Sanctuary City – Toronto’s Undocumented Residents Day

City of Toronto is a Sanctuary City.  On August 24, 2021 – Mayor John Tory declared the day to be “Undocumented Residents Day”. Over 500,000 undocumented residents still face hardships and barriers.  On September 1, Fernando Acre of New Canadian Media wrote an article citing research conducted by one of our Past Board Members –

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2021 Community Champion Award

Don Valley Community Legal Services congratulates Omar Khan of Engaged Communities (Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park).   The video link from the ACLCO AGM is: Community Champion Award  

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DVCLS Closed July 1st and 2nd, 2021

Don Valley Community Legal Services will be closed for both Thursday July 1st and Friday July 2nd, 2021.  There will be no staff available to answer Summary Legal Calls.  Our answering machine is unable to receive calls when the office is closed.  Please return your call Monday July 5th, 2021.  

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DVCLS Honours National Indigenous People’s Day

As settlers in this land, DVCLS acknowledges and is grateful that our clinic can provides services on the lands on and near the Don River, on the land known as Tkaronto.  We are thankful for the opportunity to listen and learn from the Indigenous Peoples’ within our community.

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Staff Lawyer (Employment Law) Position Available

DVCLS is seeking a  junior to mid-level lawyer to join our Employment Law Team.  The candidate in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario will demonstrate legal experience and litigation representing clients in matters related to employment, labour and human rights.  General knowledge of precarious work, social determinants of health,

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2021 1 to 2:30 pm

Please Register and Join us to learn how to Avoid the Pitfalls of Frauds, Scams and Identify Theft. Guest Speaker – Sheldon Parker, Retired Lawyer and Theatre In the Web Acting Group vignettes. Elder Abuse Awareness Day_Flyer_HR Register:  416-322.7002, ext 223 or email: or Natalie at

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