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Ontario minimum wage hike having trickle up effect

Many companies have bumped the hourly pay for employees who were making close to the new $14 an hour minimum

Article source:
Financial Post
Posted:
January 30, 2018

When a landlord can take over a rental unit: Reasonable Doubt

The Residential Tenancies Act allows termination of tenancies if the landlord wants the unit for their own use.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
January 29, 2018

In the wake of #MeToo, a Toronto legal clinic sees 'astronomical' jump in sexual assault help requests

The clinic has recorded an 83 per cent increase in requests for sexual assault counselling.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
January 29, 2018

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Federal review of labour standards

The federal government is consulting with Canadians about how federal labour standards should be updated. The consultation ends this Wednesday, January 31.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
January 29, 2018

Lawyers allege 'sexist,' 'aggressive' behaviour by powerful immigration, refugee judges

Immigration lawyers say most judges at the IRB conduct themselves professionally, but the behaviour of some questions whether immigrants and refugees are receiving fair and impartial hearings.

Article source:
Global News
Posted:
January 29, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 26 January 2018

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
January 29, 2018

At-risk Toronto Community Housing tenants often treated unfairly, ombudsman says

TCH's safety at risk and medical priority transfer list holds more than 1,400 households and 55 per cent have been waiting to transfer for five years or more.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 26, 2018

January 29: I Am Not Invisible - Panel Discussion

When: Monday, January 29, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: A Different Booklist, 777-779 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 0B7

This event seeks to raise awareness about the experiences of Inter-Generational Survivors: Indigenous and African men and women over-represented in federal prisons.

Article source:
Parkdale Community Legal Services
Posted:
January 26, 2018

Ontario Government Expands Helpline for Indigenous Women Facing Violence

The province is supporting Beendigen Inc., an Indigenous family shelter in Thunder Bay, to expand culturally appropriate helpline services for Indigenous women across Ontario.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
January 26, 2018

'It's a horror movie': Nursing home security footage provides raw picture of resident violence problem

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly's Jane Meadus says that with a much older, sicker, and frailer population in nursing homes, there is will be more resident-on-resident abuse.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
January 26, 2018

Minimum wage is rising, but its purpose is still debated

According to Statistics Canada, as of 2016, more than 600,000 women earned minimum wage, 40 per cent more than the number of men who did.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
January 25, 2018

Ontario government vows to crack down on sexually abusive teachers

The Ontario government plans to amend its definition of sexual abuse by teachers "as soon as possible," to make licence revocation mandatory for more offences.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 25, 2018

January 31: Learn your legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to Family Law

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Where:Church Street Public School, 83 Alexander St., Toronto, ON

Are you facing a major family change or a challenge? Family lawyer Shmuel Stern will answer your questions about how the law works and clear up common misconceptions about family law.

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
January 25, 2018

Does your client need to find a lawyer?

If your clients are looking for a lawyer, this tip sheet can help them understand what a lawyer can do for them, how to find a lawyer, and what to ask before hiring a lawyer.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
January 25, 2018

Toronto collaborators repeat lessons of 'transformative' project to help people in poverty stop smoking

The Toronto version of the successful Ottawa project will start by this summer, and run for three years. Participants will be followed for a year.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
January 24, 2018

Liberal budget will contain funds to keep more Indigenous kids out of foster care: Philpott

The Indigenous child-welfare system remains "a humanitarian crisis," Jane Philpott told reporters on Tuesday.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
January 24, 2018

Lakehead law school legal clinic expands to district

Lakehead University Community Legal Services, the Faculty of Law's student legal clinic, is expanding its services from the city of Thunder Bay into the surrounding district.

Article source:
tbnewswatch.com
Posted:
January 24, 2018

OSAP Application Process Just Got Easier for Students

If you're a student receiving OSAP you can now use the OSAP online tool to see estimated tuition costs for each program you have applied to and the estimated amount OSAP will cover.

Article source:
Settlement.Org
Posted:
January 24, 2018

Female OPP employees say they're being paid far less than uniformed police doing the same work

More than 80 OPP civilian managers and specialists have filed a human rights complaint claiming they are paid less than uniform male officers for similar work.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 24, 2018