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Seeking mental health providers for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants

Mental health providers in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are sought to participate in interviews, for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants.

Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Posted:
June 14, 2018

Media Advisory and Notice to the Community: Supreme Court Decision Undermines Access to Justice

Advocates say the judgment means anyone experiencing discriminatio because of rules or requirements in federal laws will have to argue a Charter challenge to the law in court.

Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
Posted:
June 14, 2018

Canadian restaurant industry serving up sexual-harassment training

Groups pushing for change point to the hospitality industry's woeful lack of sophisticated HR practices as a major impediment to effectively dealing with issues of sexual harassment.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
June 14, 2018

The problem with car insurance in Ontario: Reasonable Doubt

Cuts in auto insurance means shifting part of the burden of looking after the victims of our roadways onto taxpayers.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
June 13, 2018

'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

More than 240 police recruits have completed training led by the Old Brewery Mission, which covers myths about homelessness, services offered by the mission, and how to intervene. 

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 13, 2018

How should cities decide where to locate safe-injection sites?

London, Ont. wants to open a supervised drug-use facility in an apartment building where drugs are rife — but residents are feeling left out of the process.

Article source:
TVO.org
Posted:
June 13, 2018

Prison system failed to ensure security tests aren't racially biased against Indigenous inmates

Canada's prison service is using security tests that may discriminate against Indigenous offenders and keep them behind bars longer and in more restrictive environments: Supreme Court.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 13, 2018

How safe is Toronto's music scene?

It will take the entire community, from showgoers to venue owners, to combat sexual misconduct in Toronto's music scene.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
June 12, 2018

Fifteen years after equal marriage – many successes, but much more work to be done

On June 10, 2003, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed this country’s first same-sex marriages. This prompts celebration of the past and reflection on future challenges and work.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
June 12, 2018

Arabic counselling program to end after 2 successful years

A counselling agency in Kitchener-Waterloo has been unable to find funding for a third year, the executive director says.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 12, 2018

Complaints about nosy landlords on the rise

A growing number of people in the GTA are concerned about landlords asking for too much personal information as they hunt for affordable housing in a red-hot real-estate market.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 12, 2018

Black women are getting more political than ever — and it's good for all of us

Zanana Akande, the first Black woman to sit in Ontario's legislature, will be a crucial part of establishing the Black Action Legal Clinic (BLAC). 

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 11, 2018

HIV lawyers help fight stigma

Even though HIV is now a chronic, manageable disease, "What is still the hallmark of an HIV diagnosis is the very real stigma and accompanying discrimination,": Ryan Peck, HALCO Executive Director...

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
June 11, 2018

Federal government unveils changes to its strategy for fighting homelessness

Cities will be given leeway to spend money on local initiatives and experiments if they can meet Ottawa's goal of cutting in half the number of chronic homeless people on their streets.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 11, 2018

New Federal Accessibility Legislation on the Horizon

Legislation meant to increase accessibility and remove barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from participating in society is expected to be introduced in the House of Commons this month...

Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
Posted:
June 08, 2018

Too many Indigenous women are in prison—but sentencing flexibility will help

Opinion: In the absence of real systemic reform, a bill that would allow judges to adjust sentences despite mandatory minimums makes an unjust system better.

Article source:
Macleans Magazine
Posted:
June 08, 2018

Information for tenants being pressured to leave their homes

Downtown Legal Services has prepared information intended to help tenants and remind them that landlords have to go through the Landlord and Tenant Board to evict them.

Article source:
Downtown Legal Services
Posted:
June 08, 2018

Some Ontario voters report trouble with new machines at polling stations

Elections Ontario say 99% of stations are working, and paper ballots will be used if they're not.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 07, 2018

At divorce and separation time, the children want to be heard

Researchers found that children want to be consulted, to be acknowledged, to exercise personal autonomy, and to be better informed about the decisions being made. 

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
June 07, 2018

June 18: Introduction to Employment Law and the Workplace, Sudbury

When: Monday, June 18, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Valley East Public Library and Citizen Service Centre4100 Elmview Drive, Hanmer, ON

This is a discussion of the basics of the employment relationship, employment contracts, rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, and recent changes to employment law.

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
June 07, 2018