About SCLS

SCLS was founded in 1981 as a community legal clinic to provide "poverty law" services. Poverty law includes work in areas of law that are particularly important for low-income people.

We have on staff:

  • Lawyers
  • Community Legal Workers
  • Community Support Workers
  • Intake Workers
  • Administrative Support Staff

We are run by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by members of the community. Our funding comes from Legal Aid Ontario, an agency that handles the funding for all legal aid services in the province. The community legal clinics are independent corporations that decide their own priorities for service, and are able to advocate for people who are fighting government decisions such as a denial of disability benefits.

Report on our Work in 2023

SCLS is excited to present our 2023 Annual Report which summarizes our work over the last year. We look forward to continuing to work with our clients and community in 2023.

For a more detailed description of the legal services we have provided, and our significant accomplishments in the past year, see the annual report. The 2023 Report can be found here: report link

Request a copy from Brad Evoy, Administration Manager: brad.evoy@scls.clcj.ca