Criminal Law

Have you been charged with a crime? Have you been denied legal aid? We may be able to help. Visit our criminal law page to read more able the kinds of cases we can take on.

Family Law

Do you need advice about custody and access? Questions about child support? DLS may be able to assist. To find out more about these services, visit our family law page.

Refugee and Immigration Law

Have you made a refugee claim? Do you need help filing a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment or Humanitarian & Compassionate Grounds application? We may be able to help.

Housing Law

Are you a tenant in rental housing? Is your landlord trying to evict you? Does your apartment need repair? We may be able to help.

University Affairs

Are you a student at the University of Toronto? Have you been charged with an academic offence? Do you need advice about an academic appeal? Read more about our services for students to see if we can assist.

Employment Law

Lost your job?  Treated unfairly at work?  Problems with your employer?  We may be able to assist you.

Legal Education Workshops

We provide plain language workshops on a variety of legal topics. To request a workshop or learn more about our PLE program, contact us.


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Support Caregivers Repeal S. 38 of the Immigration Refugee Protection Act!

 

Caregivers Action Centre (CAC) is working in coalition with a broad range of groups to get a repeal of Section 38(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), which excludes people with certain medical conditions and disabled people from Canada. Section 38(1)(c) allows for an applicant to be rejected if they or their family member “might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services.” For caregivers, this means that if any of their family members has a disability, the caregiver and her entire family is barred from becoming permanent residents here.

If you know a caregiver or any other migrant affected by this issue who is not already connected to the campaign, please put them in touch with the CAC at info@caregiversactioncentre.org or 647-782-6633.

Visit http://migrantrights.ca/en/nodiscrimination/ to sign a petition repealing Section 38.

DLS submission to the Ministry of Housing on standard lease

The DLS Housing Law Division calls on the Ministry of Housing to ensure that new tenant protections enacted through the Rental Fairness Act, 2017 – specifically, the right to demand a fair lease that does not contain void or misleading terms – are not left with a loophole for landlords to continue imposing illegal rules on unsuspecting tenants. You can read our submission here.

Interested in Volunteering at DLS this Year?

Come to our Volunteer Program Information Session in J250 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm to learn more about the clinic and how you can get involved. 

Also, click here for more information about our 2017-2018 volunteer program.

Click here for the application form.

We are grateful for the funding provided by Legal Aid Ontario, the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Faculty of Law and students at the University of Toronto.