From campaigns, to committees, to membership, our work in our community and with our allies has a lot of opportunities for you to get involved.
Join a campaign!
With our community and allies, we build coalitions that make change. If you have a passion for social justice and an interest in the work we do with our community, we would love to have your help! Please email us and indicate your interest. We proudly support campaigns in:
- Tenant organizing
- Employment standards and minimum wage
- The rights of migrant care workers
- Anti-violence education
- Seniors advocacy
- Income security (access to Ontario Works, ODSP, etc.)
- Refugee rights, immigration status, etc.
Become a member
We are a community-based organization led by a community Board of Directors. Being a member means that you have a voice in the organization. The work we engage in is aligned closely with our community due to the input of our community members. We invite you to become a community member if you:
- support the mission of our clinic;
- live in the Parkdale or Swansea communities; and
- are 18 years of age or older.
Membership is free, and entitles you to a voice at membership meetings, including our Annual General Meeting. It also allows you to nominate others to our Board of Directors, or to stand for election yourself. To become a member, you can complete the membership form now, and either scan and email or bring the completed form to our office. For more information on membership, contact us at email@example.com.
Join a committee
The Board of Directors both meets as a group to works in committees. We also accept non-Board member volunteers on some of our Board committees. If you are interested in volunteering on a Committee, then please contact us. The current committees include:
Funder Development Committee
Monitor and engage in relationship development with core funding partners. Maintains Board presence at the Association of Community Legal Clinics Ontario. Fundraising and risk/opportunity planning. Identifies and presents policy issues from time to time.
- Board development & recruit subgroup
- Membership development subgroup
Recruit and maintain connection and communications with membership; identify nominations and recruitment for the Board of Directors; oversee the Annual General Meeting; oversee the orientation of new Board members.
Our alumni network and alumni members
Since 1971, thousands of students have attended Parkdale as part of their legal education at Osgoode Hall Law School. If you are a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School who attended Osgoode Poverty Law Intensive Program, please reach out to us.
If you are a graduate of Osgoode who attended the program, you are also eligible to become a member of our organization. Please download [LINK] and complete a copy of our membership form and scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a financial contribution
We are a registered charity and accept donations to support our mission. Donations over $20 will be eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Donation is fast and easy using our online form, provided by CanadaHelps.