East Toronto Community Legal Services was unofficially started by the late Jim Renwick in the early 1970's. He operated a drop-in legal service at Woodgreen Community Centre which later led to the establishment of Riverdale Socio-Legal Services. The Clinic's name was changed to East Toronto Community Legal Services in 1984 to reflect our expanded catchment area.

We are one of the over 80 community legal clinics that are funded by Legal Aid Ontario. You can find information about community legal clinics and services on the LAO website in the Related Links of this site.

Our Staff:

Our office is staffed by lawyers, paralegals and support staff. We are also assisted by temporary articling students, students and volunteers.

Our Board of Directors:

We need people from our community to become Board members and volunteer 5 to 6 hours each month to attend meetings and work on projects. Twelve board members are elected each year from our membership to oversee the administration and policies of the clinic. The board guides the staff on issues of importance to our community.

You can become a general member by completing the application form on the membership page and sending it to us. Let us know if you would like to be a board member.

We need board members with different skills as well as those who are from the client constituency so register your interest on the membership page and call us for more information.




East Toronto Community Legal Services Inc.
1320 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M4L 3X1
Telephone: (416) 461-8102 - Fax (416) 461-7497

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