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Family law case to feature testimony via Skype

Ontario's justice system may be one step closer to technological advancement after the Ontario Court of Justice decided to allow testimony by Skype under the Family Law Rules.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
April 24, 2012

5 red flags that an email is a scam

A Toronto Star's Moneyville article looks at internet phishing scams via email and how you can detect them.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 24, 2012

Government Of Canada Launches National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

The federal government will increase funding to the Victim's Fund by $7 million over five years, $5 million of which will be directed to the creation and enhancement of Child Advocacy Centres...

Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Posted:
April 24, 2012

New and Revised CLEO Publications

CLEO is pleased to announce that these publications are now available on our website to view and print. They can also be ordered through our online order forms at the links provided.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
April 24, 2012

New CLEO Family Law Series

CLEO's new family law publications offer clear explanations of key topics in custody, access, parenting plans, child and spousal support, and property division.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
April 23, 2012

Hopes fade for humane welfare system in Ontario

Doubts have set in about what kind of blueprint for reform Ontario's social assistance review panel will produce two months from now.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 23, 2012

Immigration changes to stop 'marriage fraud' increase risk of domestic violence

Proposed amendments to Canada's immigration regulations will further endanger abused women and children, according to the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (...

Article source:
METRAC
Posted:
April 23, 2012

New Income Support Program for Parents of Victims of Crime

Beginning on January 1, 2013, a new program will provide support to eligible parents who take time off work to cope with the death or disappearance of a child that was caused by a Criminal Code...

Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Posted:
April 23, 2012

May and June 2012: Free Public Legal Education workshops at HALCO

Date May and June
Time 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 400, Toronto
Phone 416-340-7790 / 1-888-705-8889
Email talklaw@halco.org

HALCO's next series of free workshops (y compris un atelier en français*/including a workshop in French*) is starting in May 2012. The workshops are free and everyone is welcome, but space is...

Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
Posted:
April 20, 2012

May and June 2012: Family Court Support Training

This training is offered to people supporting survivors of domestic violence through the family court process. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Article source:
Luke's Place
Posted:
April 19, 2012

Kingston Penitentiary: Infamous prison to be shut down

Kingston Penitentiary, opened in 1835, will be shut down, the Toronto Star has confirmed.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 19, 2012

April 26: Talk that Talk: Young Women Discuss Abuse, Police, and Justice

Date Thursday, April 26, 2012
Time 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where 501 Adelaide Street East
Contact Helen Yohannes
Phone 647-963-6335
Email yohannes.helen@gmail.com

The Youth Alliance Project (YAP), a youth-driven collective working to improve responses to violence against young women in Toronto, has conducted research that identified the strengths,...

Article source:
Youth Alliance Project (YAP)
Posted:
April 19, 2012

Federal Court: Human Rights Tribunal 'not fair' in dismissing First Nations child discrimination complaint against Ottawa

The Federal Court issued a stinging rebuke to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Wednesday in a ruling overturning a decision to dismiss a discrimination complaint against the federal Aboriginal...

Article source:
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
Posted:
April 18, 2012

Of 100 new federally appointed judges 98 are white, Globe finds

In the past three and a half years, the federal government has appointed 100 new judges in provinces across the country – and 98 of them were white.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
April 18, 2012

Divulging baby's gender during ultrasound varies across GTA hospitals

Confusion around the issue of using ultrasounds for gender determination has been made even murkier by recent concerns over female feticide in Ontario.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 18, 2012

Ontario trans rights decision makes Canadian history

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has struck down a rule that required trans people to undergo "transsexual surgery" in order to change the sex category on their birth certificates.

Article source:
Xtra.ca
Posted:
April 17, 2012

LAO supports victims of domestic violence through new Safe Centre of Peel

A partnership between Legal Aid Ontario and the Safe Centre of Peel provides those who have survived domestic violence with one-stop access to the services they require.

Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
Posted:
April 16, 2012

Myopic government ignores Charter anniversary

In a Toronto Star editorial, Irwin Cotler comments on a conspicuous lack of attention by the federal government to the Charter of Rights and Freedom's 30th anniversary.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 16, 2012

May 17 - 18: Migrant Agricultural Workers' Human Rights and Health Conference

Date May 17 and 18, 2012


Where Ramada Plaza Toronto, 300 Jarvis Street
Contact Mary DiNucci
Phone 416-924-6477

While this conference is primarily for community health clinics, community legal clinics, members of the private bar, organizers, and activists, it is open to anyone interested in improving...

Article source:
Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO)
Posted:
April 16, 2012

Ottawa axes rehabilitation program for prison 'lifers'

A program aimed at helping people with life sentences successfully re-integrate into society once they've been paroled will be eliminated through budget cuts. 

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
April 16, 2012