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The legal profession's dirty little secret

A blog post discusses the fact that, due to high stress in their profession and aggravated by a poor economy, depression has become a major problem among attorneys.

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February 01, 2010

Online database for LGBT youth resources launched in Ontario

An online province-wide database of resources for lesbian, gay, bi, and trans youth in Ontario is now live, featuring social clubs, recreation and leisure opportunities, as well as health and...

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February 01, 2010

Register now: Webinar on sexual harassment and violence in the workplace

Date February 18, 2010
Time 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where Online

Please join us for CLEONet's upcoming webinar, "Bill 168: Ontario's New Legislation on Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Workplace," February 18, 2010, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There are limited...

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February 01, 2010

Scaffold deaths prompt probe of workplace safety laws

The Ontario government will conduct an independent investigation into lax labour, workplace safety and enforcement laws in wake of the Christmas Eve scaffold deaths and a rash of construction...

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Toronto Star
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January 28, 2010

Conference on human rights and persons with intellectual disabilities

Date April 21, 2010 to April 22, 2010
Time All day
Where Niagara Falls

This conference will explore challenges to creating awareness of human rights violations with regard to persons with intellectual disabilities and to developing a plan to end this abuse.

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January 27, 2010

Lawyers say justice not being served

A news article reports the reactions of Brockville lawyers to recent Legal Aid Ontario announcements of service changes.

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Canoe Network News
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January 27, 2010

Legal aid boycott ends

A Toronto Star article reports that Ontario lawyers have ended an eight month boycott of the province's legal aid system with a seven year agreement.

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Toronto Star
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January 25, 2010

Provincial government announces end of legal aid boycott

The provincial government has announced major changes to the legal aid system and the end of the legal aid boycott.

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Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
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January 25, 2010

Register now for CLEONet's upcoming webinar on human rights in your workplace

Date February 3, 2010 to February 3, 2010
Time 12:00 p.m
Where Online

Please join us for CLEONet's upcoming webinar, "Human Rights in Your Workplace," February 3, 2010, from 12 to 1 p.m. There are limited spots available, so you must register by January 29.

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CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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January 25, 2010

March 27: Forum on newcomer policy recommendations to overcome poverty

Date March 27, 2010
Time 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where 1774 Queen Street East, Toronto

A forum will be held on Saturday, March 27, to discuss how to improve access to employment for newcomers and how to build communities where immigrants and refugees participate fully in civic life...

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Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto
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January 19, 2010

Legal Aid Ontario - Transforming client service delivery in North York

By streamlining administration and increasing front line client services, Legal Aid Ontario is changing the way it delivers its services in North York to make help and information more easily...

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Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
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January 18, 2010

Shakeup coming to Legal Aid in Sarnia

Legal Aid Ontario, which administers the provincially-funded legal aid system in Ontario, said last week it is "transforming" services in Sarnia.

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The Observer (Sarnia)
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January 18, 2010

Kitchener bylaw violates rights of poor and disabled, municipal board says

A Kitchener bylaw that aims to clean up a downtown neighbourhood violates the rights of poor and disabled people and must be changed, says a provincial tribunal.

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The Record.com
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January 18, 2010

Legal Aid Ontario transforming services in Sarnia, Chatham and Windsor

Legal Aid Ontario is changing the way it delivers services to the communities in Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent, and Windsor-Essex, making greater use of technology, streamlining administration, and...

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Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
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January 18, 2010

Ontario Human Rights Code Cards now available for download

These cards are meant to be printed and posted in workplaces to let clients, co-workers, and volunteers know that the organization where they are posted supports human rights for all Ontarians.

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Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
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January 14, 2010

Legal workers speak out about Toronto Community Housing eviction practices

A Toronto Star columnist talks to community legal clinic workers who deal with the arrears and eviction cases of tenants at Toronto Community Housing.

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Toronto Star
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January 13, 2010

Bay Street law firm extends helping hand to high-risk neighbourhood

A project operating through an innovative outreach centre called the East Scarborough Storefront in Toronto connects lawyers from Heenan Blaikie with locals who are left in limbo by the province's...

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The Globe and Mail
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January 11, 2010

Legal workshop on child custody and support

Date January 26, 2010 to January 26, 2010

Immigrants and community workers are welcome to attend a free legal workshop on child custody and support.

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Community Action Resource Centre
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January 11, 2010

Does Facebook page break the law?

As mourners for the 2-year-old Oshawa boy slain in a basement apartment post condolences on a Facebook page, they could be breaking a court-ordered publication ban: neither the victim nor the...

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Toronto Star
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January 11, 2010

Law for disabled was overdue

The law that became effective on January 1 requiring Ontario's public institutions to provide services that take into account the needs and requirements of people with disabilities was long...

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January 07, 2010