May & June: Legal rights webinars on communication disabilities

When: Selected dates in May and June 2016

Where: Online

Legal information for people who have communication disabilities, family members, social workers, speech-language pathologists, service providers, legal professionals, and disability advocates.

April 18, 2016
Article source:
Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC)

April 26: Free Legal Information Session - Power of Attorney

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (English), 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (French)

Where: Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe Street, room B125

The session covers types, how to prepare, and cost of preparing POA, responsibilities of attorneys, and consequences of not having a POA prepared in case of incapacitation.

April 15, 2016
Article source:
Ottawa Legal Information Centre

April 27: Information session on Protection Orders

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St S., Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre invites you to an upcoming community information session on Protection Orders: Staying Safe when Dealing with Violence or Harassment.

April 14, 2016
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

April 21 & 28: A Guide to Digital Advocacy

When: Thursday, April 21 and Thursday, April 28, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Time

Where: Online

This is a free, two-part webinar on how you can use social networks for grassroots advocacy, with particular attention to issues affecting refugees.

April 11, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

May 18: Sounds Traumatic: Rethinking What Trauma Means for Legal and Social Work

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Pères-Blancs Avenue, Ottawa K1L 7L5

Registration: Pre-registration is required. There is no fee to register. 

This half-day conference introduces the concept of trauma-informed care and how it may apply to legal, immigration, and social service sectors.

April 08, 2016
Article source:
Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa

April 5: 2nd Annual Legal Education Workshop: A focus on issues faced by Immigrants and Refugees

When: Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Where: Victoria Park Pavillion, 80 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener N2G 1K9

This training is aimed at providing front-line workers in Waterloo Region with the tools to identify and screen for legal issues and make appropriate referrals.

March 29, 2016
Article source:
Waterloo Region Community Legal Services

April, May, June: LGBT Educational Series on Aging

When: 8 weekly sessions beginning April 14, 2016, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: 140 Merton Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

RSVP: (Required) or for more information: Samuel Leite, 416-481-0669, ext. 246,

This is a series of eight weekly sessions for LGBT seniors. The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) will conduct one of the sessions. 

March 23, 2016
Article source:
SPRINT Senior Care

April 6: Register now for webinar on Victim Impact Statements: A role in the justice system for women survivors of domestic and sexual assault

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

Where: Online

When does a woman survivor of sexual assault or intimate partner violence get to prepare a Victim Impact Statement? What can she say in it? Who can help her prepare it?

March 22, 2016
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April 2: Building together: A conference for and by renters

When: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: The Perkins Centre, 1429 Main Street East (Main & Kenilworth), Hamilton

A day of workshops, information sessions, skill-shares, and discussions, for Hamilton renters to discuss what a tenant-led solution to the housing crisis might look like and how to get there.

March 21, 2016
Article source:
Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network

April 15: Community Roundtable to Improve Access to Education for Newcomer Youth

When: Friday, 15 April 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto M5T 1N1

This free event includes a panel presentation, discussion, light refreshments, and some artistic performances.

March 15, 2016
Article source:
FCJ Refugee Centre