News Archives: News

Submission to the City of Toronto on Zoning for Secondary Suites

Whether or not our clients have a housing law issue, we very often have a housing problem: we can’t find any! At least, not housing that is safe, affordable, and anywhere close to the communities, families, jobs, and schools to which we are connected. This summer, City of Toronto staff… Read More

End of Term is Approaching! DLS’ Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism.

The best way to avoid getting caught for plagiarism….…is to avoid doing it!  Here are some tips from DLS University Affairs Division Student Caseworkers on avoiding plagiarism.Review the Code of Behaviour on Academic BehaviourRead your syllabusGive credit for words and ideas – If an idea is not common knowledge, it… Read More

Connecting with our Homeless Community

Homeless Connect has united individuals experiencing or at-risk of homelessness with necessary services for the past five years. On a single day annually, over 80 service providers gather at the Mattamy Centre in downtown Toronto to provide medical, housing, finance, education, legal and other services, as well as food and… Read More

Apply to volunteer with DLS or TDCAP!

UofT law students: our volunteer application forms are now live! The 2018-2019 volunteer application deadline is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on September 14, 2018. Click here to apply for a DLS volunteer position.Click here to apply for a TDCAP volunteer position. To learn more about these volunteer programs, click here. Or… 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.