September 14: Employment Law Free Legal Workshop

This session will provide an overview of the legislation that applies to the Ontario workplace and the relationship between employers and employees.

Topics will include employer and employee responsibilities including employment contracts and...


August 10: Landlord Tenant Law Free Legal Workshop

This session will provide an overview of the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Ontario.

Topics will include:

  • Landlord Tenant Board
  • Evictions
  • Rent increases
  • Municipal regulations...

Federal Court voids Canadian citizenship revocation for 312 people

The Federal Court has nullified government attempts to strip Canadian citizenship from more than 300 people after an earlier judgment struck down key provisions of the Citizenship Act introduced by the former Conservative...


Refugee health clinic sees surge of uninsured pediatric patients

Mariam Tadesse felt weak and had a dry mouth for a week before staff at a Toronto refugee shelter found out and urged the 12-year-old girl's father to take her to a doctor.



'Forgotten refugees' say they're tired of waiting for their cases to be heard

Some came to Canada for asylum as children and are now finishing high school. Others arrived as young adults and are now parents. Many have not seen their families back home for five or six years.


ISAC's Media & Policy News: 7 July 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Top stories include: 

It's time to tear down the "welfare wall" for persons with...


Groups ask Federal Court to strike down Safe Third Country deal with the U.S.

A legal challenge is being launched against the Canada-U.S. agreement that governs where people can make asylum claims on either side of the border.

Three advocacy groups are throwing their support behind a woman being named only as "E" in...


LAO budget woes mean squeeze on services

Legal Aid Ontario officials say the agency will have to suspend all immigration and refugee services in November if the federal government does not come through with much-needed funding.

That would mean that an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 refugees...


High number of women failing citizenship test reflects barriers they face, advocates say

Born in India to Tibetan parents in exile, Tsesang Wangmo never went to school until she was sponsored to Canada in late 2013 by her husband, who arrived in Toronto earlier under Ottawa's refugee...


As Trump travel ban takes effect, lawyers mobilize at Canadian airports

As Canadian lawyers mobilize at airports across the country to support travellers affected by President Donald Trump's U.S. travel ban, the federal government is trying to determine if enforcing the controversial executive order on Canadian soil...

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