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Ontario Government Announces Support For Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

The Ontario government has announced that male survivors of sexual abuse will have access to an integrated, province-wide network of services and support that will help them through the difficult...

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Posted:
May 11, 2011

June 15: International Forum on Sexual Safety of Older Women

Date June 15, 2011
Time Program, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Reception, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where 89 Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto

The International Federation on Ageing and Ryerson University, in collaboration with the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat, and the Ontario Women's Directorate, are presenting this one-day forum and...

Article source:
International Federation on Ageing
Posted:
May 11, 2011

Spring 2011 Community Advocacy & Legal Centre newsletter now available

Topics include poverty reduction strategy, changes to the Record of Employment form, and changes to Special Diet Allowance and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board programs.

Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
Posted:
May 11, 2011

May 12: Maytree Policy Insights 2011 - Report Release Webinar

Date May 12, 2011
Time 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. ET
Where Online

This webinar features Alan Broadbent, Maytree's Chairman, and Sherri Torjman, Vice-President, Caledon Institute of Social Policy, who will discuss the proposals in Maytree's report, Charting...

Article source:
Maytree
Posted:
May 10, 2011

Poverty reduction strategy for a poverty-free Ontario

In an article in their Spring 2011 newsletter, the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre provide an update on the work of the Social Assistance Review Advisory Council including recommendations...

Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
Posted:
May 10, 2011

Participants needed for Elder Abuse study

NICE (National Initiative for Care of the Elderly) is seeking participants for a prevalence study on elder abuse in Canada.

Article source:
National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly
Posted:
May 10, 2011

Access to Justice in Rural and Remote Communities: Where to From Here?

This blog post describes how technology might provide at least a partial solution to the problem of supplying legal services to rural and remote communities in Canada.

Article source:
Slaw
Posted:
May 09, 2011

Online Application for Social Assistance

It is now possible to apply online for Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Temporary Care Assistance, and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities. At present, this...

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
Posted:
May 09, 2011

Canada's high court to rule on safe-injection site

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments this week about the fate of Vancouver's safe-injection site. The stakes are high because the high court's decision will affect the fate of similar...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 09, 2011

May 31: Low-Income Energy Network annual conference

Date May 31, 2011
Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West, Toronto

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) will be holding its annual conference, "Working in Harmony on Ontario's Low-Income Energy Future."

Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
Posted:
May 05, 2011

April 2011 Toronto Workers' Health & Safety Legal Clinic newsletter now available

Topics include Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) funding review, USA versus Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc., and more on Threshold Limit Values.

Article source:
Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic
Posted:
May 05, 2011

New ideas to lift aboriginal Canada

A Globe and Mail editorial says that, although there is a lack of political leadership on aboriginal issues, on two of aboriginal Canada's biggest challenges, land and education, we can look to...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
May 02, 2011

Addressing Child and Family Poverty in Canada: Where do the parties stand?

This Campaign 2000 chart shows where each party stands on significant poverty related issues.

Article source:
Campaign 2000
Posted:
May 02, 2011

Ontario farm workers 'shocked' as union ban upheld

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a provincial ban on farm unions is constitutional, denying more than 80,000 Ontario farm workers the right to unionize.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 02, 2011

Le Plaideur - Volume 4, Printemps 2011

Topics in the Spring 2011 issue of Le Plaideur (in French only) include ODSP and addictions, indirect discrimination against people with disabilities, Special Diet, hydro bills and tenants,...

Article source:
Clinique juridique francophone de l'Est d'Ottawa
Posted:
April 28, 2011

Province to scrap secret G20 law

Ontario plans to scrap a "troubling" World War II-era law blamed for arrests, confusion, and alleged civil rights abuses in policing the G20 summit last June, according to the Toronto Star.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 28, 2011

Election 2011 - Victims of Gun Violence and Domestic Violence Experts Ask Canadians to Remember the Costs of Gun Violence During This Election

A Canadian group of victims of gun violence and domestic violence experts today held a news conference in Toronto to remind Canadians as they vote on May 2 to consider the costs of gun violence...

Article source:
Posted:
April 28, 2011

May 3: Sister II Sister: Preventing Elder Abuse forum

Date May 3, 2011
Time 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where Ryerson University, Rogers Communications Centre, Room RCC 204, 80 Gould Street, Toronto

This forum is an opportunity for service providers and newcomer seniors to discuss
their experiences, learnings, and recommendations on preventing elder abuse among newcomers.

Article source:
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
Posted:
April 28, 2011

Now online: Sexual Assault Centre Kingston provides support & programs to women who have experienced sexualized violence

The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston provides free-of-charge, confidential, non-judgmental support to survivors of sexualized violence, offers public education on issues of sexualized violence, and...

Article source:
Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
Posted:
April 28, 2011

Special Election 2011 ARCH Alert Issue - April 28, 2011

Topics in this issue include the right to barrier-free voting, accessibility during the federal election, and how the federal political parties are addressing issues that are important to persons...

Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
Posted:
April 28, 2011