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CLEO Job Posting: Director of Community Support Programs

Applications will be reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Please apply as soon as possible. The first date of review will be November 12, 2018.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
October 23, 2018

Ontario government to freeze Liberals' minimum wage hike and roll back labour-friendly rules

The government also said in a release that will also replace the previous government's "disastrous Personal Emergency Leave rules." 

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
October 23, 2018

November is Make a Will month

Members of the Ontario Bar Association will present legal information sessions at libraries and community hubs across Ontario throughout the month of November.

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
October 23, 2018

Dazed and confused: Canada cannabis legalization brings complex new laws

New rules governing cannabis use are different in each of the country’s 10 provinces and three territories, and experimentation could still result in hefty fines – or even arrest.

Article source:
The Guardian
Posted:
October 23, 2018

Ontario to keep funding supervised drug consumption sites, health minister says

Ontario will keep funding supervised drug consumption sites, but the focus will change to help users receive treatment and get rehabilitated: Health Minister.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
October 22, 2018

November 20: Helping people find good legal information and address their legal problems

Morning session:

  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
  • Where: Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor
Afternoon session: 
  • When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: YMCA of Ottawa, 180 Argyle Avenue

This is a free workshop for front-line and community workers presented by CLEO and Connecting Ottawa. It's presented twice, morning and afternoon, on November 20.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
October 22, 2018

What if a landlord gives notice to terminate in bad faith: Reasonable Doubt

If a landlord evicts you because they want to use the unit for themselves, then re-rents the unit, you can go to the LTB and seek compensation for the bad-faith termination.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
October 22, 2018

Helpline for Indigenous women expands service throughout Ontario

The service is available in 13 Indigenous languages through translation. 

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
October 19, 2018

ID Replacement Clinics in Ottawa

When: Dates in November 2018, February and March 2019

Where: YMCA, 180 Argyle Ave., Ottawa K2P 1B7

The clinics are coordinated and staffed by Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC), supervised by lawyers from Borden Ladner Gervais, and held at the YMCA (180 Argyle). 

Article source:
Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa
Posted:
October 19, 2018

10 things that are still illegal after pot legalization

Despite being allowed to use or even grow marijuana, Canadians can still be charged if they're caught breaking a number of important laws accompanying legalization.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
October 19, 2018

How One Researcher Is Blocking the Road from Hospital to Homelessness

In this interview, Cheryl Forchuk discusses her work and the many, often invisible, connections between health care and homelessness.

Article source:
The Tyee
Posted:
October 18, 2018

Ford government disbands Liberals' expert panel to end violence against women

The roundtable was established in 2015, as a way for experts to provide strategic advice to the province on emerging issues related to violence against women.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
October 18, 2018

Law to stop bad-faith evictions not working, lawyers and tenants say

Robyn Lemire had to move into a basement apartment after she was evicted from her Corktown condo because her landlord said he wanted the unit.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
October 18, 2018

November 23: Free workshop for legal clinic and community caseworkers

When: Friday, 23 November 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

This year's topics include legalization of cannabis, refugee determination myths & facts, Social Assistance updates, and what’s new in Ford Nation.

Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)
Posted:
October 18, 2018

Justice for Children and Youth has information for youth about cannabis laws

Justice for Children and Youth has prepared information and a graphic directed at young people. 

Article source:
Justice for Children and Youth
Posted:
October 17, 2018

October 22-26: Social Justice Week at Ryerson

The 8th Social Justice Week at Ryerson University highlights the efforts of grassroots organizations and community members currently involved in social justice activism. 

Article source:
Ryerson University
Posted:
October 17, 2018

October 24: Police Surveillance and Civil Liberties

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Ryerson University, Room 230, Rogers Communication Centre, 80 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario

The growing number of police technologies may serve legitimate police purposes but raise serious questions about civil liberties and privacy. 

Article source:
Centre for Free Expression
Posted:
October 17, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information about the new cannabis laws

Steps to Justice now has information about the new cannabis laws: What do the new laws mean? and rules about cannabis and driving.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
October 17, 2018

November 15: Disrepair Despair - CALC Forum 2018, Belleville

When: Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Hastings & Prince Edward Public Health Bldg., Douglas Room, 179 North Park Street, Belleville, ON K8P 4P1

You are invited to the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's forum exploring the impact of housing disrepair on health.

Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
Posted:
October 16, 2018

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's October 2018 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include connection between health and housing, sexually harassed at work? Canada's poverty reduction strategy, and more.

Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
Posted:
October 16, 2018