Community partners survey: PLE presentations

CLEO and OJEN request your help assessing the need among community agencies to access public legal education presentations for their clients and staff. 

Posted:
January 16, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Request to Fill Out the Community Agency Services Survey

Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic will launch a province-wide 1-800 number to provide summary legal advice and information to the communities they serve.

Posted:
January 16, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Edna Rose wants to keep her Jane-Finch apartment, but TCH can't afford to fix the building

Mayor John Tory issued a warning Thursday that more people may wind up in situations like Rose's if the provincial and federal government don't provide more funding for affordable housing.

Posted:
January 16, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Attorney general orders probe of Legal Aid Ontario

The attorney general has ordered a third-party review of Legal Aid Ontario after the agency announced last month that it was dramatically cutting back on services due to a $26-million deficit.

Posted:
January 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 13 January 2017

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

Posted:
January 13, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

January 17: Helping your clients find good legal information, London, Ont.

When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (A additional workshop may be added in the morning if there is enough interest.)

Where: Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre - Library Room 3, 550 Hamilton Road, London, Ont.

To register: Contact Stanislav Rajic at hamroadcd@rogers.com and indicate whether you can bring a laptop/tablet to the workshop. 

A workshop presented by CLEO to help you help your clients when they face a legal issue.

Posted:
January 13, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

HIV is not a crime

Failure to disclose one's HIV status is prosecuted as aggravated sexual assault, yet at least half the prosecutions in cases of HIV non-disclosure have involved no transmission of the virus.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
NOW

January 30: Public Legal Education Session on Employment Standards, Guelph

When: Monday, January 30, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: 176 Wyndham St North, Guelph, Ontario N1H 8N9, Community Room in the Lower Level of the Guelph Community Health Centre

The Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County is hosting a presentation on Employment Standards and Human Rights in the workplace.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County

'Unsung hero' facing deportation under rescinded rule

Gina Bahiwal, who has become the public face of the migrant worker rights movement, is facing deportation to the Philippines on Sunday.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

January 13: Ask me Anything on Veteran Homelessness!

When: Friday, January 13, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)

Where: Online

Join Jan Richardson, City of London's Manager of Homelessness Prevention, and Cheryl Forchuk, Professor and Associate Director at the University of Western Ontario, for their Ask Me Anything (AMA) session.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
The Homeless Hub