The Community Legal Clinic of York Region (CLCYR) is a legal clinic serving the legal needs of low-income residents. CLCYR promotes access to justice and the elimination of poverty through legal representation, summary advice, referrals, public legal education and information, community development, and law reform.
A not-for-profit organization, the clinic is staffed by lawyers, paralegals and support staff and offers free legal help to those who meet the clinic’s financial eligibility criteria. The clinic is responsible for serving the largest population in the province and one of the largest geographical clinic areas in Southern Ontario. CLCYR offers a wide range of legal support including social assistance, income maintenance, employment law, housing and tenant rights and immigration. The clinic has hopes to expand to further ensure that York Region’s diverse needs are met.
CLCYR is looking to recruit an Executive Director. This is a truly unique opportunity. CLCYR is looking for an Executive Director with experience and passion for work that combats social justice issues and poverty.
Legal experience is essential for this role. Applicants must have significant experience of working in poverty law, social justice law or equivalent. Candidates must be members of the Law Society of Ontario; holding either an LLB or JD degree is preferable but not mandatory. The Executive Director will be a progressive and equity-minded leader who embodies the principles of the clinic, holding a commitment to respect, fairness and empowerment.
How to Apply
Please email us at [email protected] to request an information pack, full job description and person specification. You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing Date: 5pm, Friday, October 29th 2021
This search is being conducted exclusively for the Community Legal Clinic of York Region by Charity Careers Canada. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organizations and individuals to create great appointments.