Register for upcoming webinar: Immigration Status and Relationship Breakdown: What Women Should Know

Mon, May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM E.S.T.

Register for this webinar at: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ap63no6lizd&eom

Mon, May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM E.S.T. - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses the different types of immigration status for non-citizen women in Canada and how status may be affected by their partner and the breakdown of their relationship. It explains the April 2017 changes in immigration law, specifically the removal of conditional permanent residence for sponsored spouses/partners and what this means for women who want to leave an abusive relationship. The webinar will also discuss legal options and tips for staying safe. METRAC's Program Lawyer, Silmy Abdullah, will co-present with Immigration lawyer, Caitlin Maxwell of Equity Legal and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. Register today at: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ap63no6lizd&eom

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
METRAC

October 18-19: Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention conference

When: October 18-19, 2017

Where: London, Ontario

Luke's Place will facilitate a workshop on using technology to support survivors and advocates in rural and remote communities.

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
Luke's Place

June 6: Access Awareness Event - The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The View from Canada

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 ET

  • Panel Discussion: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. This portion of the program will be available as a live webcast.
  • Reception: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue), Toronto, please enter through east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square. Osgoode Station on the University Subway line is the closest wheelchair accessible subway station.

Join ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Law Society of Upper Canada for a thought-provoking conversation about using the UN process to advance disability rights. 

Posted:
May 19, 2017
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

Register today for an upcoming webinar - Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Ontario's ILA Pilot Program

When: May 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Where: Online

May 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series reviews the pilot program that provides free independent legal advice (ILA), for survivors of recent and older cases of sexual assault.  This webinar covers who can get free legal advice and what questions a lawyer can help with.  METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, co-presents with sexual assault lawyer, Karen Bellehumeur of Jellinek Law Office, Toronto/London.

Posted:
May 16, 2017
Article source:
METRAC

May 15: Know Where We Stand 2.0: Navigating City Spaces - Free Professional Development [Scarborough]

When: Monday, May 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Where: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Toronto M1P 4N6

This is a free PD workshop for youth workers, frontline service providers, and those who support youth residents to learn more about the issues that arise from agent of landlord agreements.

Posted:
May 11, 2017
Article source:
OJEN-ROEJ Ontario Justice Education Network Réseau ontarien d'éducation juridique

May 24: You Can't Say That! – Teachers' Rights To Free Expression

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Room 103, Rogers Communication Centre, Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street, Toronto

While free expression is a Charter right, teachers face limitations on what they can do and say in and out of school. This symposium examines teachers' rights in and out of school and on social media.

Posted:
May 10, 2017
Article source:
Ryerson University

June 14: New tools for helping people find good legal information - A webinar for community workers

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. ET

Where: Online

This CLEO webinar is for community workers who help users find legal information. It covers Steps to Justice, a new website for helping clients find information about common legal problems.

Posted:
May 10, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

May and June 2017: Retiring on a low income: Plain language advice

These are free workshops at Toronto Public Library branches.

Posted:
May 09, 2017
Article source:
Open Policy Ontario

May 17: Low-Income Energy Network 2017 annual conference

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Confederation Place Hotel, 237 Ontario Street, Kingston 

There is no registration fee for this conference, but you are asked to register as soon as possible. Space is limited. 

Posted:
May 08, 2017
Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)

June 15: Rethinking Justice: 7th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., Toronto

Some of the themes this year: Current state of criminalization: Canada and the world, speaking out about the experience of HIV criminalization, and science of HIV transmission.

Posted:
May 03, 2017
Article source:
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network