What is Health Justice, anyway?

Late in 2016, with project funding from Legal Aid Ontario, Rexdale legal clinic entered into a new service area, in partnership with Rexdale Community Health Centre, Black Creek Community Health Centre and the law student clinic at Osgoode Law School, CLASP. Our health justice team includes a lead lawyer, and other Rexdale staff as available, and provides an opportunity for two or three law students at a time to serve clients. The team strives to meet the legal needs of clients with complex, overlapping legal and medical needs. The team also aims to provide needed legal information to health care workers so that they can better understand the legal environment of  newcomers, the disabled or anyone with complex needs.

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Rexdale has expanded its services!

With major assistance from Legal Aid Ontario, and in partnership with other clinics,  our clinic has added an employment lawyer, and an immigration lawyer. Our new staff are shared with West Toronto and South Etobicoke Community Legal Services, so may not be available at our clinic every day, but we can make appointments for consultations.

Rexdale Community Legal Clinic

Rexdale Community Legal Clinic is a legal clinic providing free legal assistance to people with low income living in our community. We also provide public legal education and information. We are funded by Legal Aid Ontario and administered by a local Board of Directors, which is elected annually from our membership. You may become a member if you live or work in our area. If you are interested, you can apply for membership at our office.

Rexdale Community Hub

The Rexdale Community Hub

Canada responds to years of pressure from community advocates by recognizing housing as a human right

We need a national housing strategy now!



ACTO and the Right to Housing Coalition applaud recognition of right to housing in National Housing Strategy

November 24, 2017 (TORONTO) — For over seven years, the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) and the Right to Housing Coalition – alongside housing advocates from across the country, including those with lived experience of homelessness – have pressed for a National Housing Strategy and the recognition in law of the right to housing. Those demands have finally been heard by the federal government in their announcement of a National Housing Strategy.

“The courts repeatedly blocked our efforts to have these rights recognized under existing laws. But the community organizing on the ground sent a loud message to the government that enough is enough,” says ACTO lawyer Tracy Heffernan, one of the legal counsel in the historic Charter challenge. “The fight isn’t over just yet. Until new legislation is adopted by…

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Alrica Gordon, 1960 to 2016

The staff and board members of Rexdale Commmunity Legal Clinic, clients, community partners and clinic colleagues across the province are saddened by the death of Alrica Gordon, who was the intake worker at our clinic for many years. For more information and pictures, follow this link. Alrica

Refugee Health Benefits Restored

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Receptionist Helen Stathopoulos works the desk at the Rexdale Community Legal Clnic at the Rexdale Community Hub. Such hubs might play a vital role in changes to the Toronto Police Service.

HelenPolice facing ‘biggest transformation’ in decades

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