Getting Help

If you are a student involved in one of our processes, we strongly encourage you to seek legal representation for advice and support. Click below for information about free legal services. 

We strongly encourage students to seek legal representation. You have the right to be represented, although some students choose to represent themselves.

Downtown Legal Services

Downtown Legal Services (DLS) is a legal clinic with experience representing students in the academic discipline, non-academic discipline, and academic appeals processes. It is located on the University of Toronto campus and provides free legal services to levy-paying students.  Subject to capacity, DLS is not able to accept every request for assistance.  If the clinic is not able to help you, it will try to offer suggestions of other places you can look for legal information and assistance. 


655 Spadina Avenue 
Toronto, ON M5S 2H9 
Downtown Legal Services Website

The DLS intake lines are normally closed during the following periods:

  • The month of December and first two weeks of January.
  • One week in February for Reading Week.
  • The month of April and first two weeks of May.
  • The last week of August and first two weeks of September.

Law Society Referral Service

The Law Society of Ontario operates the Law Society Referral Service. You will be able to speak with a lawyer or paralegal and receive up to a 30 minute consultation for free.
416-947-3330 (within the GTA) 
Law Society Referral Service Website 

Legal Aid Ontario

In 1998, the Ontario government enacted the Legal Aid Services Act in which the province renewed and strengthened its commitment to legal aid. The Act established Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), an independent but publicly funded and publicly accountable non-profit corporation, to administer the province's legal aid program.
416-979-1446 (Toronto)
1-800-668-8258 (Toll Free)
Legal Aid Website 

Important Contact Information: 

University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA)
720 Spadina Avenue, Suite #419 
Toronto, ON  M5S 2T9 
T: 416-978-3351 
F: 416-978-7061

Vice-Provost Faculty and Academic Life
Professor Randy Boyagoda, Acting Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

McMurrich Building, Room 103
12 Queen's Park Crescent West
Toronto, ON  M5S 1S8
T: 416-978-3742
F: 416-946-0813

Advancement Review Panel - CUPE 3902 Unit 3:

University's web site - CUPE 3902 Unit 3
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