Dear Community Members and Friends of the Clinic,
Thank you for attending our meeting in December and sharing your concerns, input and support to Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS). Thank you to all organizations and individuals for following up after that time to lend your support to us.
PCLS continues negotiations with our current landlord with our aim of upholding our current agreement where we would leave and come back to this location; or stay in our current space until adequate new space can be secured to maintain operations.
We also received positive news from our funder that they are now supporting long-term leasing (over one year) in the community for our whole clinic, provided that we can stay in the current location as long as possible.
Though some of these negotiations are confidential, we wanted to share with you as much information as possible at this time.
As discussed at the community meeting, we recognize that as residents or community agencies, you may be facing the tremendous pressures of displacement in your daily life. We confirm that we will continue to work with you to resist displacement.
There is continued uncertainty, but we are hopeful and thankful. As we negotiate with the landlord and seek new space, we will not close any files and will continue to be your legal representative, advocate, and ally. We will provide as much notice as possible of any office move.
Please feel free to reach out for any further questions or concerns to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PCLS Clinic Director