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Launched: SWAVE online community dedicated to issues of violence against newcomer, immigrant, and refugee women

SWAVE - Settlement Workers Against Violence Everywhere - is OCASI's online community dedicated to issues of violence against newcomer, immigrant and refugee women.

Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Posted:
February 01, 2011

Access to Justice Fund closes to new Letters of Intent on February 28, 2011

Letters of Intent to the current round of grants from the Access to Justice Fund must be received by the Law Foundation of Ontario by midnight on February 28, 2011.

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
Posted:
February 01, 2011

March 30: The Family Court Process: After She Leaves

Date March 30, 2011
Time 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This is a one-day skills development training being offered to staff of Ministry of Community and Social Service-funded Violence against Women programs and active Committee members of WomanACT....

Article source:
Woman Abuse Council of Toronto
Posted:
February 01, 2011

February 28: Register today for CLEONet's webinar on Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Basics

Date February 28, 2011
Time 12 p.m - 1 p.m
Where Online

This webinar gives community workers an overview of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
Posted:
January 31, 2011

February 9: Workshop on energy rebilling companies

Date February 9, 2011
Time 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where Community Room, LIFE*SPIN, 866 Dundas St., London, Ontario

ProBono Law students from the University of Western Ontario will do a workshop about Energy Rebiller companies.

Article source:
Pro Bono Students Canada - UWO
Posted:
January 28, 2011

Niagara battles poverty with low-income school

In a first for Ontario, a Niagara-area school opening this fall will only admit low-income students whose parents don't have a college or university education.

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
January 27, 2011

Overall proportion of family violence has dropped slightly over past decade

The 2009 General Social Survey from Statistics Canada found that self-reported spousal violence remained stable from 2004, when the survey was last conducted. Similar to 2004, 6% of Canadians with...

Article source:
Statistics Canada
Posted:
January 27, 2011

Help for Low-Income Energy Consumers

This section of the Ontario Energy Board web site describes programs such as LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance, offered by electricity and natural gas companies, and Winter Warmth, offered by...

Article source:
Ontario Energy Board
Posted:
January 27, 2011

www.hamiltonjustice.ca is now live

The web site of the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, a bilingual community legal clinic serving low income residents of Hamilton, is now live. The clinic is an amalgamation of Dundurn Community...

Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton
Posted:
January 27, 2011

Call for nominations for the Eliana Roman Memorial Award

The Eliana Roman Memorial Award recognizes organizations or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of human rights for people who live with mental health issues and...

Article source:
The Dream Team
Posted:
January 27, 2011

May 12-13: Annual Justice Education Symposium

Date May 12, 2011 to May 13, 2011
Where University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto

This symposium is an opportunity to discuss international and local developments in justice education, including the ministry-approved specialist high school major program.

Article source:
Posted:
January 26, 2011

January 27: Building Bridges Across Barriers: Information Session

Date January 27, 2011
Time 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where 215 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor Innovation Lab (north of Queen St.)

This is an information session about Building Bridges Across Barriers, which is training on violence against women, community development, and anti-oppression.

Article source:
Springtide Resources
Posted:
January 25, 2011

Niagara North Community Legal Assistance Winter 2011 newsletter now available

Topics in this issue include new satellite legal clinics and seminars, changes in ODSP benefits, migrant workers abandoned, consumer rights, and welfare review.

Article source:
Niagara North Community Legal Assistance
Posted:
January 25, 2011

Niagara North clinic branches out

New satellite legal clinics and seminars are getting Niagara North Community Legal Assistance out of its Church Street, St. Catharines, offices to raise the clinic's presence. The satellite legal...

Article source:
Niagara North Community Legal Assistance
Posted:
January 25, 2011

Reminder: Support people in low-wage and precarious work by participating in this survey

The Workers' Action Centre (WAC) and Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) work with people in low-wage jobs who face problems getting basic minimum employment rights. We want to document...

Article source:
Parkdale Community Legal Services
Posted:
January 24, 2011

Rare win for grandparents: Financial support reinstated

Temporary Care Assistance payments to a Chatham woman who has been raising her granddaughter since she was three have been reinstated by Ontario's Social Benefits Tribunal.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 24, 2011

January 31: Discussion group on violence against women living with episodic disabilities

Date January 31, 2011
Time 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where Ryerson University, Toronto

The focus of these discussions will be what the experiences of women living with a variety of disabilities who have experienced violence and abuse in their life have been like when they tried to...

Article source:
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario (DAWN)
Posted:
January 24, 2011

Pro Bono Law's appeal succeeds in reinstating Temporary Care Assistance to grandmother

Legal workers at Pro Bono Law successfully appealed the cancellation of Temporary Care Assistance to Wendy O'Riley, a Chatham woman who has cared for her 15-year-old granddaughter since she was...

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Posted:
January 24, 2011

Why a no-pet rental clause is unenforceable

There are many types of deposits or rental requirements that landlords attempt to request from tenants. This article discusses the no-pet rental clause, damage deposits, and more.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 24, 2011

February 10: Register today for CLEONet's webinar on Investment and Saving for ODSP Recipients

Date February 10, 2011
Time 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where online

This webinar gives community workers and advocates information on investment and savings vehicles for Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) recipients.

Article source:
Northwest Community Legal Clinic
Posted:
January 20, 2011