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TVO's The Agenda on Ontario's Supportive Housing

Steve Lurie, ED of the CMHA, discusses what each party has planned for facilities that help people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, obtain services and supports.

Article source:
TVO.org
Posted:
May 24, 2018

Grassy Narrows mercury victims up to 6 times more likely to have debilitating health problems, report says

The community commissioned expert Donna Mergler, a member of a World Health Organization-affiliated research group, to study the fallout of eating fish caught from nearby waterways.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 24, 2018

New research explores the role of community workers who help people with legal problems

New research commissioned by the LFO has examined the role of frontline workers, also called 'trusted intermediaries', across the province, in providing legal information and help.

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
Posted:
May 24, 2018

PLE Learning Exchange's top tip for this week: Does your information have a date?

Users need to know the date the information was last reviewed by a qualified legal expert ("legal currency date") to help them assess whether the information is up to date and reliable.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
May 24, 2018

Large companies join forces to hire 40,000 Canadian youth

Eight large companies have joined forces to hire 40,000 youth facing employment barriers over the next 5 years, starting by offering more than 150 jobs to young people in Toronto this June.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 23, 2018

Renfrew parents demand return of minimum wage exemption for people with disabilities

Some parents in Renfrew want provincial politicians to save their children's jobs by restoring an exemption in Ontario labour law that had allowed them to work for less than minimum wage.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 23, 2018

RENTAL CRISIS: It costs $18 an hour to afford average Hamilton apartment

"We wanted to remind voters we are facing a crisis and to remind politicians they have a responsibility to make sure the crisis doesn't get any worse," Kenneth Hale, ACTO's legal services director...

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
May 23, 2018

Ontario election campaign brings focus on nearly 2 million people living in poverty

Ontario for All is a coalition calling on party leaders to commit to policies and programs that reduce gender, racial and income inequality.

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Posted:
May 22, 2018

Liberals propose overhaul of Divorce Act to put the interests of children first

Bill C-78 also takes steps to address family violence and child poverty. It's the first major revamp of divorce law in more than 20 years.

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

Community Legal Clinics and the 2018 Ontario Election

This Hamilton Community Legal Clinic blogpost says the opportunity to ensure that all low-income Ontarians can get the legal help they need must not be lost in this election.

Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton
Posted:
May 22, 2018

ACTO's new report: Where Will We Live? Ontario's Affordable Rental Housing Crisis

ACTO has released "Where Will We Live? Ontario's Affordable Rental Housing Crisis," to highlight the lack of affordable rental housing choices for low- and moderate-income households.

Article source:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
Posted:
May 22, 2018

ISAC Media & Policy News: May 18, 2018

The Income Advocacy Centre rounds up the important news about our Ontario election and issues facing low income people. 

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
May 18, 2018

Family Law Disputes in Ontario: Court is Only the Tip of the Iceberg - May 23, 2018

When: May 23, 2018

Where: Newmarket Library : 438 Park Avenue, Newmarket, L3Y 1W1 · Newmarket, ON

Registration link here

The Ontario Bar Association is sponsoring a "Meet up" on May 23, 2018 featuring Family Lawyer and Mediator Sina Hariri as he explores family law disputes from the lens of the court system, the...

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
May 18, 2018

PLE Learning Exchange's top tip for this week: Have a legal expert review your information

To ensure that it is up to date and reliable, legal information must be written or reviewed by a legal expert with knowledge and experience relating to the area of law.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
May 17, 2018

Report outlines 'ambitious' housing strategy for Ontario

"An Affordable Housing Plan for Ontario" was created through a partnership between the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (Ontario).

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 17, 2018

May 22: Learn about Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration, Kingston

Where: Calvin Park Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 88 Wright Crescent, Kingston, ON

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
May 17, 2018

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

Topics include CALC's new website, travel costs for mental health treatments, consumer law updates and tips, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, employment rights, and more.

Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
Posted:
May 17, 2018

New TTC and GO stations difficult, dangerous for people with disabilities, advocacy group says in new video

In a 30-minute video, David Lepofsky, chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance, demonstrates problems at Union Station, and some GO and Line 1 stations.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 16, 2018

Stoney Creek Towers rent strikers gird for long haul

Expect rent strikes to continue to pop up as residents grow more disenchanted with the Landlord and Tenant Board, said Kenneth Hale, of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario in Toronto.

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
May 16, 2018

How workplace harassment can be prevented

A lawyer specializing in litigation and dispute resolution offers seven suggestions for preventing workplace harassment.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
May 16, 2018