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Project Description

A number of Ontario’s specialty community legal clinics along with the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario have been exploring the feasibility of a co-location model. The clinics anticipate that co-location will promote further collaboration and information exchange amongst the clinics, enable collective investment in improved information technology, reduce overall leasing costs, and provide an opportunity to increase the efficiency of administrative systems.

This project has two phases. Phase 1 was exploratory; the primary objective was to establish an understanding of the participating clinics’ current states including geographic requirements and functional space needs. This informed a high-level concept for the co-location space that clinics were able to reference when deciding if co-location is an appropriate form of transformation for their clinic. We are now in Phase 2 of the project which is focused on facilitating the transition to a new space. Eight specialty clinics have agreed to proceed at this stage.

The participating clinics: 

Association of Community Legal Clinics of OntarioIndustrial Accidents Victims Group Ontario
Advocacy Centre for Tenants OntarioIncome Security Advocacy Centre
ARCH Disability Law CentreJustice for Children and Youth
Canadian Environmental Law AssociationLandlords Self Help Centre
HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

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