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

Canada Census 2021 – Have you completed the Questionnaire?

  It is time to complete your Census – May 10, 2021. 75% of family will complete the Short Questionnaire. Census questionnaire is available in 25 Languages. Canada Census 2021 Complete the #2021Census! It’s safe, quick and easy. It can be done online. Your responses will help plan services that support employment,

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DVCLS is Hiring: Staff Lawyer (Housing) Position

April 27, 2021 – Don Valley Community Legal Services is seeking a junior to mid-level staff lawyer with an expertise in Housing and representation before the Landlord Tenant Board; and an ability to prepare and present public legal education seminars and workshops.  DVCLS represents a diverse range of clients from low-income and marginalized groups,

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DVCLS Closed to the Public – Covid 19 Exposure

April 15, 2021 – Offices are closed for 2 weeks! Dear Friends of DVCLS – our 2 offices – Thorncliffe office at 1 Leaside Park Drive, Unit 1,  and the South Office at 1320 Gerrard St. East, Toronto will be closed starting today, April 15, 2021 for the next 7 to 14 days.

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East Toronto Community Q & A on the Covid-19 Vaccine – April 20, 2021

East Toronto Health Partnership is presenting a Question and Answer Webinar – Tuesday April 20th from 6 to 7 pm Register to receive a link –

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Metrolinx Public Consultations – Thorncliffe and East York

Message from Metrolinx Community Members from Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park and surrounding Communities are encouraged to register for a Public Consultation  hosted by Metrolinx on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:30pm for an Ontario Line presentation and Q&A for Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, and Science Centre. Learn more, register, and submit questions at

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East Toronto Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Webinar – Apr 8

April 8, 2021 – 7 pm – Please join Michael Garron Hospital and their Front Line Health Experts to discuss the current Vaccine Roll out Strategy.  The Webinar will be moderated by The Globe and Mail National Health Reporter – Kelly Grant.  You must pre-register by calling 416-469-6003 or by using this website link:

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This Weekend – Easter Passover Office Closures

Holiday Office Closures Closed: Friday April 2 and Monday April 5, 2021   dvcls closure april 2_5 Please Note:  Our telephone system will NOT be taking messages.  Please call Tuesday April 6th from 9:30 to 4:30 pm  (416) 441-1764, ext 36.  

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Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine – Bengali, Urdu, Somali, Arabic

March 2021 Presentation from the Canadian Muslim Covid 19 Task Force provides 4 Town Hall Videos in Bengali, Urdu, Somali and Arabic.  For further information and answers – contact your doctor or health professional. Bengali Town Hall: Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccines – YouTube Urdu Town Hall: Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccines –

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Ontario For All – Call to Action

Don Valley Community Legal Services is supporting the Ontario For All “Call to Action”. The action encourages a “Fair, Equitable and Inclusive Ontario where everyone belongs”. Ontario For All Website – Ontario For All Website OFA Call to Action 2021 Final We ask all to consider the Call to Action.

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2021 Municipal, Provincial and Federal Budget Consultations

City of Toronto – 2021 Budget to be presented to Executive Committee – Thursday Feb 11, 2021 – 9:30 am City of Toronto Executive Committee 2021 Budget meeting Provincial Budget Consultations end February 12, 2021 – have your say – 3 Ways to participate: Submit your ideas, in 500 words or less,

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