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Ontario's rent supplement program to change

A Toronto Star article says that Ontario is quietly tweaking its $185 million rent supplement program for low-income families because not enough people signed up for the 2007 initiative.

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Toronto Star
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September 16, 2010

October 29: Senior Queer Citizens Conference

Date October 29, 2010
Where Carruther's Creek Golf and Country Club, Ajax

This conference is open to everyone in Ontario who has an interest in LGBTQ aging issues, such as isolation and aging with HIV.

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September 16, 2010

October 28-30: 2010 Canadian (International) Conference on Elder Law

Date October 28, 2010 to October 30, 2010
Where Delta Chelsea Hotel, downtown Toronto

The theme of this year's conference is "Developing an Anti-Ageist Approach to the Law," and it will explore issues of elder rights, ageism and the law, access to justice, and law reform for older...

Article source:
Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)
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September 15, 2010

Chief justice seeks compulsory mediation in family cases

A Toronto Star article reports that Ontario Chief Justice Warren Winkler is calling for "dramatic" changes to the justice system that would deny family law litigants access to the courts unless...

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Toronto Star
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September 14, 2010

24-26 November: CCR Fall Consultation

Date November 24, 2010 to November 26, 2010
Where Calgary, Alberta

Registration for the Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation, on the theme of "Fairness," is now open.

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Canadian Council for Refugees
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September 13, 2010

Why human rights violations in Toronto should concern all Canadians, and lawyers more than others

An article in Canadian Lawyer Magazine says that the mass G20 police detentions last summer are part of an emerging pattern and therefore merit the concern of all sectors of Canadian society, in...

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Canadian Lawyer Magazine
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September 12, 2010

Women at work: still behind on the bottom line

Women in Canada earn less than two-thirds of what men do, a ratio that has scarcely budged in more than a decade and is well below that of other developed countries, according to a Globe and Mail...

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The Globe and Mail
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September 12, 2010

Is it time to update your credit profile?

Toronto Star columnist Ellen Roseman says checking credit ratings is important because there is often outdated or incorrect information in them.

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Toronto Star
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September 12, 2010

Edmonton jury selection violates aboriginal rights, lawyer claims

A Globe and Mail article says that a lawyer plans to challenge the practice in Edmonton of deliberately leaving reserves out of the pool of possible jurors for jury trials.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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September 12, 2010

Are your Workplace Safety and Insurance Board concerns being heard?

This article on the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre's web site describes what the Fair Practices Commission is, what their goals are, the most common complaints they receive, and how to reach...

Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
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September 12, 2010

Survey on poverty and the injured worker

The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups is asking for help with a survey on the poverty and well-being of permanently injured workers, more urgently needed now because of proposed changes to...

Article source:
Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups
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September 07, 2010

September 16: Producing and Negotiating Precarious Migratory Status in Canada

Date September 16, 2010
Time 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where International Conference Center, 5th Floor, York Research Tower, York University, Toronto

The goal of this workshop is a discussion of precarious migratory status as a contribution to Canadian and international debates on immigration, citizenship, social inclusion, and rights.

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September 07, 2010

Helping Aboriginal Abuse Victims In Fort Severn

The Attorney General has announced that, through the support of the Aboriginal Victims Support Grant Program, Fort Severn First Nation is organizing healing circles and community presentations...

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
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September 06, 2010

Sixty and Single in Ontario

An article in The Mark says the province's government income security system discriminates against those in the 60-64 age bracket who are not married or widowed.

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September 06, 2010

Courts grappling with LAO delays

A Law Times article says Legal Aid Ontario's new application system may be hindering the province's Justice on Target project as accused wait longer to get through the process for a certificate....

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Law Times
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September 06, 2010

Lawsuit could set precedent about end-of-life decisions

A lawsuit alleging that doctors did not resuscitate a man against his and his family's wishes sets the stage for debate over the ethical and legal questions surrounding end-of-life protocols in...

Article source:
Toronto Star
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September 06, 2010

September 21-22: Diversity and public policy event

Date September 21, 2010 to September 22, 2010
Time tba
Where Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library

This event addresses how to involve visible minority, Aboriginal, and disabled communities in the development of public and political policies that affect the lives of all Canadians.

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September 06, 2010

Ontario's mental-health system needs to be fixed now

A Globe and Mail column says the recommendations of an Ontario Legislature committee that would fundamentally transform the province's mental-health and addictions system must be adopted.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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September 01, 2010

Back to school: Multilingual parent tip sheets from People for Education

The People for Education web site has tip sheets on parent-teacher interviews, starting school, solving problems at school, and more, in many languages.

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September 01, 2010

May 29-June 1, 2011: Second International Conference on Violence Against Women

Date May 29, 2011 to June 1, 2011
Time tba
Where Montreal

The theme of the Second International Conference on Violence Against Women is "Violence Against Women: Complex Realities and New Issues in a Changing World."

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September 01, 2010