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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.

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

 

Let’s Talk: Community Collaboration and Healing

Let’s Talk –  Tuesday October 26th from 7 to 8:30 pm Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88501977972?pwd=ZnJpbVo5Ym1LTnV1ZzBmdEs5UDF3dz09 Meeting ID: 885 0197 7972
Passcode: 242521

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Celebrating a Community Success Story – Gateway Bike Hub

Celebrate a great initiative. “CBC The National” recently highlighted the Gateway Bicycle Hub and the wonderful community work.  100 bikes were provided and repaired through the work of the Bike Hub and Project Breezy (Toronto Police Services). Website: http://gatewaybikehub.org/ CBC The National Video – Gateway Bike Hub

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Mental Health Awareness Movie Night

Join the Thorncliffe Park Autism Network presentation of “Watching Together – Reflecting as One:  “The Specials”/”Hors Normes” with French and English Subtitles. Saturday October 16th, 2021   6:oo pm to 8:30 pm Zoom ID:  828 4402 7666   Password:  325190  

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DVCLS Honours our Committment to Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday September 30th, 2021 DVCLS staff were asked to learn, share and participate in Truth and Reconciliation events throughout the day.  Purchase of t-shirts from artist Patrick Hunter, education workshops and storytelling were part of the day….

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DVCLS Annual General Meeting – Save the Date

Honoured Guests – Save the Date – Thursday October 28, 2021 6:30 to 8:00 pm – By Zoom Register in advance for this webinar:
https://ca01web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gRcHAS1cSiabZ9dU13GYCw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Guest Speaker – Charles C. Smith (Organizational Change towards Equity and Cultural Pluralism @Charles C.

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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 – www.createto.ca/770donmills  and www.createto.ca/805donmills

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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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