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On the Radar: Good news for parents on social assistance who get child support

This month's On the Radar highlights information that parents on social assistance should know if they're getting child or spousal support.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
January 23, 2017

Coalition of agencies launches ad campaign to challenge Islamophobia and racism

A coalition of national and provincial organizations and agencies has partnered to launch an awareness raising campaign that encourages Ontarians to stand up to Islamophobia and racism.

Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
Posted:
January 23, 2017

February 2: Tenant Rights Info Session

When: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Parkdale Community Legal Services, 1266 Queen Street West, Toronto

This is a free monthly tenant rights information session hosted by Parkdale Community Legal Services. A short presentation followed by time for your questions.

Article source:
Parkdale Community Legal Services
Posted:
January 23, 2017

Ontario migrant worker wins $20,000 in human rights case

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has awarded money to a Tunisian welder who complained he was let go after a workplace accident. 

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 23, 2017

Ontario lawyers warn civil court delays a worsening 'disaster'

Ontario civil lawyers are sounding the alarm about lengthy court delays that are hurting their clients.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 23, 2017

Provincial Government Expanding Bail Programs, Hiring More Prosecutors and Staff in Southwestern Ontario

The Ontario government is implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in southwestern Ontario.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
January 20, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 20 January 2017 Top Stories

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

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
January 20, 2017

Canada Revenue Agency monitoring Facebook, Twitter posts of some Canadians

The Canada Revenue Agency is scrutinizing the Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other social media posts of Canadians it suspects could be cheating on their taxes.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
January 20, 2017

February 21: Community Forum on Strategizing to Prevent Seniors Evictions

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: 192 Spadina Ave, Bigger Bolder Room, lower level

CERA has been working with senior tenants and their service providers to understand the needs of older adults during evictions. You are invited to join them to discuss their findings.

Article source:
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)
Posted:
January 20, 2017

Learn more about Steps to Justice with our promotional video

Learn more about Steps to Justice with our promotional video.
 

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
January 19, 2017

Steps to Justice – A new legal information website, and more

Led by CLEO, Steps to Justice is an initiative that gives comprehensive online information on common legal problems that people experience in family, housing, employment, and other areas of law....

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
January 19, 2017

Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other...

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
January 18, 2017

Got a question about the law? There’s a site for that . . . .

Stepstojustice.ca aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems. 'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,'...

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
January 18, 2017

We can end homelessness in Canada

Alex Himelfarb and Roy Romanow, co-chairs of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, call for the implementation of recommendations in the State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 report.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
January 17, 2017

Guide to prosecuting HIV cases 'undermining' public health, critics say

An Ontario court has rejected the Ministry of the Attorney General's attempt to keep secret a "practical guide" to prosecuting HIV exposure and transmission cases.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 17, 2017

Women face heavier burden of criminalizing HIV non-disclosure, advocates say

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the consent someone gives to sexual activity can be considered null and void if a partner fails to disclose, or lies about, his or her HIV status.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
January 17, 2017

January 30: Information session on Harassment in the Workplace, Thunder Bay

When: Monday, January 30, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium,  285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre invites you to their information session, Harassment in the Workplace, Bill 132, Ontario's Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation.

Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre
Posted:
January 17, 2017

Ontario should expand legal aid, not cut it: Editorial

Access to legal aid has gotten even worse for the poorest of the poor, a...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 17, 2017

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. 

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

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.

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