DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 10, 2017
Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services
Funded by Legal Aid Ontario, Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services (KBCLS) is a legal clinic located in downtown Toronto. KBCLS provides legal representation and advice to low-income people in our community and engages in community development and law reform activities advancing their interests.
KBCLS is a uniquely structured non-for-profit corporation. KBCLS operates as a unionized, staff collective without on-site management, overseen by a community-based, volunteer Board of Directors.
Description of the Position
The Co-ordinator plays a central role in the overall functioning of the clinic. The Co-ordinator is primarily responsible for the smooth administrative and financial operation of KBCLS, including:
• Co-ordinating work of the Board and its committees;
• Acting as a liaison between the Board and the clinic staff;
• Acting as a liaison between the clinic and Legal Aid Ontario;
• Facilitating communication among clinic staff;
• Budget preparation and financial administration;
• Personnel administration;
• Organizing and maintaining clinic records and files;
• Assisting with dispute resolution where appropriate; and
• Overall co-ordination of clinic work.
Skills and Experience Required
Candidates for the position of Co-ordinator must have the following skills and experience:
• A minimum five years of senior administrative experience in a social justice and/or non-profit environment;
• Strong financial management skills, including experience analyzing and forecasting budgets;
• Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment;
• Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to exercise sound judgment, use discretion, and take initiative where necessary and to foster a harmonious working environment;
• Computer literacy, including a high-level of comfort with MS Office and statistical programs; and
• Demonstrated commitment to working in a social justice environment.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience working in a board-governed, non-for-profit environment, including familiarity with Board dynamics and procedure;
  • Experience working with bookkeepers, auditors, suppliers and other third-parties;
  • A good knowledge of the Legal Aid system in Ontario, and in particular, the clinic system.


Salary commensurate with experience, plus group benefits package and RRSP contributions.


Please apply by submitting CV (no more than two pages) and Cover Letter (no more than one page) addressed to the Hiring Committee via email to meltzi@lao.on.ca by no later than March 10, 2017.

KBCLS encourages applications from those who have a demonstrated commitment to advancing the values of equity, diversity and inclusion.

KBCLS welcomes applications from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve, including those who might need accommodation.

Where needed, accommodations for applicants with disabilities will be provided, on request, to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment process. 

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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 Our regular clinic hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, and  Wednesday  9:00  to  12:00 and  1:00  to  5:00
Thursday     9:00  to 1:00       CLOSED for Staff Meeting
Friday           9:00  to 12:00  and  1:00  to  4:00

We close daily from 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch except on Thursdays.

Mandarin Mini Clinic

Drop in Tuesday mornings from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. and speak with Fei, our Mandarin interpreter.

Walkin any time during our office hours and we will use 3-way telephone interpretation to serve you in any language.

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We are a non-profit community based legal clinic serving low income members of our community who qualify for our services and meet our case selection criteria. Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services [KBCLS] is located at 489 College Street, one block west of Bathurst Street, in Toronto.