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2018 AGM

May 25-26, 2018

  • Board members only workshop – Friday, May 25, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday, May 25 1pm-6pm
  • Saturday, May 26 9am – 4pm

Conference Theme: “Building on our Successes

The theme of this year’s Annual Conference and AGM is “Building on our Successes”. The ACLCO has proudly observed the significant impact of clinic work on the traditional poverty law areas of housing and social assistance; on the struggle for human rights protections and against racism; reconciliation with indigenous people and, the advancing of workers’ rights, especially for low paid workers who are marginalized. Clinics have responded to the urgent legal needs of their communities with the array of tools that are the hallmark of clinic law and, as a result, have achieved remarkable systemic solutions for those who live with low-incomes.

The 2018 ACLCO Annual Conference and AGM Planning Committee looks forward to this year’s event as an opportunity to showcase clinic accomplishments, learn from them and make plans together to continue to lead in the cause of access to justice for disadvantaged people.

Highlights will include

  • Board members-only workshop on Friday, May 25th.  Board members are encouraged to attend and meet fellow Board members from across the province and discuss with them the most important issues currently facing the clinic system. Board members can choose between a workshop that reviews the issues facing clinics and a skills-based, training workshop.
  • The keynote address by the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., will undoubtedly provide inspiration for clinics to continue their hard work to achieve social justice especially for our most disadvantaged communities.
  • Workshop leaders from the clinic system and justice partners will share good practices that have resulted in significant social justice gains for our communities.
  • The ACLCO’s AGM and business meeting will take place on Saturday afternoon. Member clinics will receive reports from the Executive as well as the auditor’s report and will elect their representatives for next year’s Executive.

Annual General Meeting Delegates

At the AGM, each member clinic is entitled to one vote.  We urge clinics to send delegates who have a mandate to cast their clinic’s vote.  Any proposed motions or bylaw amendments will be sent to our members in advance of the AGM, in accordance with our bylaws. We encourage the participation of Board members and staff from all job functions in the system.

Accessibility and Accommodation

The ACLCO Executive is committed to making the AGM accessible to board members and clinic staff with disabilities. Please let us know on the registration form which accommodations are required so that we can ensure that all who attend can participate fully.


Oakham House, Ryerson University, 55 Gould Street  Toronto, Ontario M5B 1E9


Conference Documents, AGM Materials and Workshop materials are listed below but not linked.  Please contact us if you would like a copy.

  • 2018 AGM Information Package (Agenda, Workshop Descriptions and Speaker Information)
  • 2018 Participants List
  • 2018 In Memoriam

Annual General Meeting materials

Workshop materials

Workshop materials such as handouts and copies of presentations are available for download.

  • Board Workshop – ACLCO Structure and Clinic Services May 25 2018
  • Workers Rights
  • National Housing Strategy
  • UN Advocacy on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Protection of Rights of People with Disabilities
  • Implementing Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action in our Clinics
  • Employment Law Regional Round-up
  • Decent Work
  • Trusted Intermediaries: Law Foundation Project on the role of community workers who help people with legal problems