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Holiday Closure

Our office will be closed on Monday, October 11th for Thanksgiving. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 12th.  

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Annual Report

We are pleased to show you our 2020-21 Annual Report!  

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We Are Hiring!

We are looking for a lawyer to join our team who is as passionate as we are about social justice. See the full job posting here. Applications close on August 12, 2021.

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Anti-Racist Anti-Oppression Framework Consultant Required

We are looking for a consultant to assist us in developing an Anti-Racist Anti-Oppression framework for our legal clinic. If you share our passion for justice and want to help us ensure that we fulfill that passion in an ARAO manner, we welcome submissions up until June 24, 2021. For details,

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Gay Pride Month

        Happy Pride Month! June is a month long celebration for the LGBTQ2S+ communities. Unfortunately, there are no public Pride parades this year, but there will be virtual celebrations. See here for information on Peel Pride celebrations this year. North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services offers a safe space for members of the Queer and Trans communities and we wish everyone a wonderful Pride Month.

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New Videos!

Check out our new videos! For information on evictions, see  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mFCv9WbPE We have an overview of our services at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8f0ZRQTQLA  More to come!  

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OUR SERVICES DURING THE PANDEMIC

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our office building has been closed. Please do not come to our office as you will not be able to get in. Please telephone us at 905-455-0160 or email us at NpdInfo@lao.on.ca or use our online intake form on the Contact Us page of this website.

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STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Many in Canada and elsewhere are protesting against anti-Black racism. Sparked by recent incidents, the protests have grown to encompass frustration over the continuing presence of racism in Canada and the lack of progress on this front. Canada has a long history of racism and systemic racism continues to be imbedded in our society.

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New Legal Aid Legislation

North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services is pleased that the new legal aid legislation introduced by Attorney General Doug Downey specifically recognizes the role of community legal clinics in protecting vulnerable members of our communities and providing them with critical legal services. We applaud the Attorney General for his leadership in announcing that funding cuts to legal aid planned for 2020-21 will not take place.

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Ford Government Review of Legal Aid and Funding Cuts

The Ontario government is conducting a review of legal aid services: the Legal Aid Modernization Project. We are proud of the service that we provide and welcome the opportunity to work with Legal Aid Ontario and the Ontario government to continue to improve the services provided by community legal clinics. However,

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