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May 26: Register today for CLEONet's webinar on Henson Trusts

Date May 26, 2011
Time 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where online

This webinar gives service providers and advocates information on how Henson Trusts can support people receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits.

Article source:
Northwest Community Legal Clinic
Posted:
April 14, 2011

Supporting Vulnerable Victims And Their Families

A new program announced by the Ministry of the Attorney General aims at helping victims of crime and their families get the additional support they need to participate more fully in the criminal...

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Posted:
April 14, 2011

OAS Rights Body Rules Canada Must Give Individualized Determination to Refugee Claimants

A group of organizations today welcomed the final decision of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights upholding a complaint made concerning the forced return of three refugee claimants to...

Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees
Posted:
April 14, 2011

CLEO wants your feedback on development of new legal information website

Building on CLEONet, CLEO is developing "Your Legal Rights," a new legal information portal for Ontario, and we need your help to ensure that it is effective and easy-to-use.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
April 14, 2011

Nova Scotia court issues landmark decision for abused women

Battered women have won an important legal victory after Nova Scotia’s highest court concluded a woman "living in a state of terror" was understandably driven to try to arrange for her abusive...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
April 13, 2011

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2011

The Ministry of the Attorney General is observing National Victims of Crime Awareness week as an opportunity to honour victims of crime, as well as the thousands of professionals and volunteers...

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Posted:
April 13, 2011

Liberalize prostitution laws to protect women

A Globe and Mail editorial says Canada should liberalize its laws on prostitution, as Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands have all done. Allowing prostitutes to use drivers and bodyguards, to...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
April 13, 2011

Organization works to make home ownership possible for low and moderate income families

Home Ownership Alternatives Non-Profit Corporation works to make homes affordable by supporting developers of new ownership housing with initial project financing, providing second mortgages to...

Article source:
Home Ownership Alternatives Non-Profit Corporation
Posted:
April 13, 2011

Marriage of Convenience

This editorial by Avvy Yao-Yao Go, director of the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, Anita Balakrishna, staff lawyer, and Atulya Sharma, community legal worker, with the...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 07, 2011

Ontario Energy Board improvements to customer service rules will help keep lights on for low-income people

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) welcomes the long-awaited release of the Ontario Energy Board's customer service rules that are specifically designed to help financially-strapped low-income...

Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
Posted:
April 06, 2011

Oppose the proposed 'Conditional Permanent Residence' for sponsored spouses

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is urging action on this proposed change -- comments must be submitted by Monday, April 25. The CCR believes this change would be detrimental to the...

Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees
Posted:
April 06, 2011

CBC's The Current on Crime & Punishment

This segment of the April 6 broadcast of The Current looks at the dysfunction in Canada's justice system and features Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
April 06, 2011

Conference weighs sexual freedom with freedom of expression

A panel of legal experts gathered recently to discuss how to fight for the rights of gay people when those rights appear to conflict with freedom of speech and religion.

Article source:
Xtra.ca
Posted:
April 05, 2011

Project gives a voice to people living in poverty in Ontario

After the Ontario government announced it was undertaking a social assistance review, the People's Blueprint began as a project to listen to the majority of people silently living on social...

Article source:
Posted:
April 05, 2011

Law Foundation Invites Nominations for the 2011 Guthrie Award

The Law Foundation of Ontario is inviting nominations of candidates for the 2011 Guthrie Award, which is given to individuals or organizations that demonstrate outstanding public service, make...

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
Posted:
April 04, 2011

Grade 12 students take law into their own hands on radio

A Grade 12 law class from Kingston Collegiate in Kingston has spent the past seven weeks working on a justice education program that will eventually be broadcast on the radio.

Article source:
Kingston Whig-Standard
Posted:
April 04, 2011

Frustrated Workers Refuse to Leave Ontario Legislature in Protest of Defeat of Anti-Scab Law

A group of workers caught in protracted labour disputes are refusing to leave the gallery of the Queen's Park Legislature to protest the defeat of a private members' bill that would ban the use of...

Article source:
Ontario Federation of Labour
Posted:
April 01, 2011

Now you can browse CLEONet's webinars by title, date, or most viewed

We have added a page to the CLEONet Training site where you can browse webinars by title, date or most viewed.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
April 01, 2011

New customer service rules for low-income electricity customers

The Ontario Energy Board has announced new customer service rules for eligible low-income residential electricity customers that will take effect October 1, 2011.

Article source:
Ontario Energy Board
Posted:
March 31, 2011

Ontario Hunger Report: Send an email to Ontario party leaders

With the publication of its new report on hunger, the Ontario Association of Food Banks is asking everyone to send an email to Ontario's party leaders urging them to make hunger a top priority in...

Article source:
Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB)
Posted:
March 31, 2011