News Archives: News

Information for tenants being pressured to leave their homes

In the wake of the tragic death of University of Toronto student Helen Guo, the Toronto Star has reported that the same landlord of five other properties has told their tenants to move out immediately. Some of those houses may be unlicensed rooming houses, and may violate property standards and… Read More

OHRC inquiry into racial profiling by police

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is looking into the relationship between the Toronto Police and the Black community. If you are a Black person who has experienced discrimination or racial profiling by the police, the OHRC wants to hear from you.

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… Read More

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… Read More

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.

Statement on Trump’s Executive Actions and the Quebec mosque attack

For an updated list of opportunities to engage with groups doing meaningful work on these issues, jump to the bottom of this page. We are deeply disturbed by the Executive Orders issued by U.S. President Donald Trump concerning preclusion and detention of Latin American migrants along the southern U.S. border… Read More

Interested in Volunteering at DLS this year?

September 12, 2016Online volunteer application form now live! Fill out the form here and submit by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016.Also, click here for more information about our 2016-2017 volunteer program.

#VoteYesDLS campaign launched

Today marks the official start to the campaign period for a referendum called by the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) to increase the levy paid to DLS by University of Toronto undergraduate students. For more information, check out our campaign site at voteyesdls.ca!

DLS Expands its Family Law Program

DLS is pleased to announce expansion of its family law program, thanks to generous new funding from our primary funder, Legal Aid Ontario.  DLS launched its family law program in 2005 in response to overwhelming community need.   Since this time, we have provided desperately needed family law services to clients who, but… Read More

Linn Kennedy’s retirement

It is with a mixture of sadness and gratitude that we note the approaching retirement of Linn Kennedy, our office manager. Linn is putting the finishing touches on a career that includes nearly two decades of exemplary service to our clinic. If you have had the pleasure of working with Linn… Read More