Fonds F0378 - Parkdale Community Legal Services fonds

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Parkdale Community Legal Services fonds

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1.8 m of textual records

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Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) was established in 1971 as a community legal service for the Parkdale community in Toronto. PCLS is affiliated with Osgoode Hall Law School whose students work as interns in the programme as part of their legal education. The clinic is funded by the Clinic Funding Committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada and by Osgoode Hall Law School which provides the services of an academic director who is always a faculty member. PCLS has always defined its primary task as poverty law and students who participate in the clinic attend weekly seminars on poverty law. The clinic focuses on four main areas of poverty law: tenants rights; workers' rights; refugee law; and social assistance law.

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The fonds documents the functioning and activities of Parkdale Community Legal Services for the period 1971-1981. It includes minutes of meetings, internal and external correspondence, financial records, annual reports, published material and other material.

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Access is restricted. Written permission to view the material must be obtained from the Director, Parkdale Community Legal Service, directed to the Archivist, York University.

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File list appended as a .PDF document to fonds level description.

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See Osgoode Hall Law School fonds (F0014) for complimentary material.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1985-002. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/05 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/05 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/01 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording for accruals.
2018/03/23 KCP. Added GMD.
2018/11/13 KCP. Uploaded legacy finding aid.
2023/02/16 J. Grant. Uploaded PDF version of legacy finding aid

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