West Toronto Community Legal Services

Friday, January 25, 2013

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) and West Toronto Community Legal Services (WTCLS) are involved in a formal funding decision process. This process includes a request by WTCLS for reconsideration by the Clinic Committee of the LAO Board’s November 2012 decision not to approve the clinic’s 2012-13 funding request.

LAO cannot comment while this process is underway.

There has been no final decision on the reconsideration. Funding continues in the normal course and there is no disruption to services for clients.

All the information related to Clinic Committee of the LAO Board decision is contained in the Written Reasons for the Decision given to WTCLS on November 27, 2012.

On January 18th 2013, additional information was provided to the WTCLS Board in response to their reconsideration request. All the supporting information is contained in these documents.

WTCLS has the option to make all documents available publicly and to the media if they so desire.


If you have any questions or require more information please contact:

Kristian Justesen
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: 416-979-2352 ext. 4782
Email: justesk@lao.on.ca or media@lao.on.ca