Our clinic is a
not for profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors. Ten
Board members are elected annually in the fall at the Annual General
Meeting. Our Board members are drawn from throughout the community
we serve and have a healthy mix of expertise and experience.
What does the Board do?
The Board of the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre
governs the clinic and is responsible for ensuring that services
provided to the community are of high quality and cost-effective.
Board members do not take part in the day-to-day operations of the
clinic. The Board sets the direction for the clinic and determines
service priorities within the areas of law offered by community
legal clinics. It is responsible for ensuring the allocation of
scarce resources to the areas of greatest local community need.
What is the clinic looking for in a Board member?
The Board has 10 members who represent the
community served by the clinic. At least one member must be a
lawyer. The Board as a whole needs to have members with skills such
teamwork and co-operative
development and advocacy
governance of business or non-profit organizations
of the legal system
Experience of poverty or living on a low income is
For more information about being a board
This site provides general information
only, specific to Ontario, Canada. It is NOT legal advice.
Please call us or a lawyer in your area for advice on your particular
situation. Visit the
Legal Aid Ontario site to find a clinic in your area.