The following message is from the Board of PCLS.
PCLS continues to be active with the GTA Transformation Project Steering Committee. We are working with our colleague clinics to identify transformation activities that more closely fit with our priorities for improving access to justice for clinic clients.
The key principles which will guide the participation of PCLS in transformation discussions are: a) that the clinics within the GTA should work as a system; b) that decisions within clinics need to have genuine community input, c) that community governance of clinics must be respected; d) that there should be at least a basic consistency of available services from all clinics in the GTA, though clinics can also vary their scope of services to meet the particular needs of their community; e) that PCLS is committed to its long term partnership with Osgoode Hall Law School to provide a high quality clinical legal education program in poverty law.
PCLS is willing to meet with other colleague clinics within its immediate region with or in adjacent neighbourhoods of the GTA to discuss the availability of services within the region. PCLS Is particularly concerned with the availability of employment law services.