Please be advised that Willowdale Community Legal Services is suspending all face to face meetings as a result of COVID-19.
We will continue to provide legal advice and services over the phone or electronically.
Please contact our clinic by phone, fax or email to speak with a case worker, for intake, or if you have any questions.
Phone at 416-492-2437 Fax at 416-492-6281 Email at
Willowdale Community Legal Services (WCLS) acknowledges and decries the persistent and ongoing anti-Black racism in our communities and internationally. Our community members feel vulnerable from the ongoing harm, trauma and pain that has been underscored by the recent deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police officers. Anti-Black and anti-indigenous ideologies are embedded in our institutions. Canada, the legal system and legal clinics are not immune to this reality.
WCLS recommits to ensuring inclusive, equitable and safe spaces for everyone who requires our services. We will continue to work with members of our communities to intentionally confront racism in our institutions, our communities and our individual interactions. We pledge to strive to better recognize when racism impacts how our clients experience legal processes, and adjust our services accordingly.
We recognize our responsibility to intervene and respond to situations where racism is evident or implied. Negligence in addressing racism in our communities and broader society is a form of racism. We must look for, name and confront explicit and implied racism. Together we will strive to build communities that are respectful, inclusive and caring.
The legal services provided by our clinic are free of charge. Clients are normally asked to pay for the costs associated with their case (for example, doctor’s reports and court filing fees).
You must be financially eligible to receive these services.
If you need service in a language other than English, please let us know as soon as possible and we will arrange to have an interpreter.
We provide legal services that are accessible and non-discriminatory. Let us know if you need any kind of accommodation to make your visit easier. We will also do our best to accommodate the safety needs of survivors of domestic violence.
WCLS is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair-accessible.
We are funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We do not provide services relating to family or criminal law. Please contact Legal Aid Ontario directly for assistance with these matters (416) 979-1446.
The content on this website is provided for general information only and does not constitute legal advice. Accessing or using this website, including emailing us or completing our web form, does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Receipt of any such communications does not create a lawyer-client relationship. If we receive communication from you we will contact you within two business days to discuss your situation and determine if and how we can best assist you.
Willowdale Community Legal Services is Collecting Race-Based Data!
Why? We are asking everyone who contacts our office for service to provide information about their race(s). We are collecting this information to better understand our clients and to ensure that we connect clients with appropriate services and organizations. How you answer these questions will not affect our decision about whether we will provide you with services. You do not have to answer these questions – it is voluntary. If you do answer the questions and later want the information removed from your file, let us know and it will be removed.
Tel: (416) 492-2437
Fax: (416) 492-6281
Our office is open :
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
After hours and off-site appointments available
Our office is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible