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Goar: Slow down and get retirement homes law right

A Toronto Star columnist reports that the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is among groups that say they cannot support Bill 21, the Retirement Homes Act, unless significant changes are made.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 17, 2010

Don't ram through refugee reforms

In an opinion piece in the Ottawa Citizen, two former ministers of immigration argue that the proposed approach to protecting refugees is being rushed forward at worrying speed.

Article source:
Ottawa Citizen
Posted:
May 16, 2010

Study: The Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program

This study looks at Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program to determine Canada's approach to integrating and protecting temporary foreign workers.

Article source:
Settlement.Org
Posted:
May 16, 2010

June 10: DiverseCity Counts forum on minorities in the media

Date June 10, 2010
Time 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto Trading Floor

This forum will look at how well the media reflects the diversity of the population in both media coverage and in its leadership.

Article source:
Maytree
Posted:
May 16, 2010

Ontario Labour minister announces workplace violence 'tool box'

Canadian Lawyer Magazine reports that the Ministry of Labour has created a workplace violence tool box to help organizations comply with the requirements of Bill 168.

Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Posted:
May 16, 2010

EI for self-employed a work in progress

According to a Law Times article, on January 1, 2011, the federal government will begin payments to self-employed people under amendments to the Employment Insurance Act dealing with parental,...

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
May 16, 2010

Study: Cutting Through the Fog: Why is it so hard to make sense of poverty measures?

The Metcalf Foundation has released a new paper about the challenges facing citizens when presented with statistics on poverty, and emphasizes the need to question the implications and assumptions...

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Posted:
May 16, 2010

CLEO announces online resource on refugee law changes

CLEO has created a new online resource about federal government proposals to change rules that affect refugee claimants in Canada (Bill C-11).

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
May 13, 2010

Breast-feeding advocates call for Ontario marketing law

A CTV article reports that breastfeeding advocates want the Ontario government to develop a breastfeeding strategy for use in hospitals and to stop companies from
direct marketing formula to...

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
May 13, 2010

ODSP Action Coalition releases proposal for ODSP rule changes

The ODSP Action Coalition is proposing short-term rule changes that would make a difference in the lives of people who rely on ODSP benefits.

Article source:
ODSP Action Coalition
Posted:
May 13, 2010

Changes to ODSP just a start

The Toronto Star has published a letter to the editor which says that it's time to move from a punitive social assistance system to a positive poverty reduction model.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 13, 2010

LCO Spring Ontario Consultations for Disability and the Law Project

This is an opportunity for people with disabilities to bring the direct experience of living with disability to a research project designed to increase access to justice for people with...

Article source:
Law Commission of Ontario
Posted:
May 13, 2010

May 17: Register now for CLEONet's Webinar on Cell Phone Contracts

Date May 17, 2010
Time 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where Online

This webinar looks at the legislation and agencies that govern the cell phone industry, rights and remedies available to consumers, and how and where to complain about an unresponsive service...

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
May 12, 2010

May 19 Forum: Is Poverty Becoming Colour-Coded?

Date May 19, 2010
Time 2 p.m - 4 p.m.
Where 1652 Keele St. (south of Eglinton Ave. W., 2 blocks north of Rogers Rd.)

This is a community forum on what to do about the racialization of poverty.

Article source:
Social Planning Toronto
Posted:
May 12, 2010

June 1-2: Mental health training for settlement workers

Date June 1, 2010 to June 2, 2010
Time 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 304, Toronto

These interactive workshops are to enhance the capacity of settlement service workers in addressing the mental health issues of the people they serve.

Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Posted:
May 12, 2010

May 26: Workshop on rehabilitation of torture survivors

Date May 26, 2010
Time 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Where Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, 194 Jarvis Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

This is one of a series of workshops for service providers, school staff, and settlement workers.

Article source:
Posted:
May 11, 2010

May 19: Injured workers' meeting for GTA

Date May 19, 2010
Time 6:30 p.m.
Where OISE Building (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), 252 Bloor St West (St. George Subway), Room 2214

This is an injured workers' public meeting for the Greater Toronto Region, with information, action, and satire.

Article source:
Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic
Posted:
May 11, 2010

June 1: Injured Workers' Day observance

Date June 1, 2010
Time 11 a.m.
Where Queen's Park, Toronto, in front of the Ontario Legislative Assembly building (Queen's Park subway station)

This is the 27th anniversary observance of Injured Workers' Day.

Article source:
Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic
Posted:
May 11, 2010

HHUG announces 2010 report card on homelessness and housing in Waterloo Region

The Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group's annual report card on homelessness and housing in Waterloo Region highlights the importance of adequate rental housing.

Article source:
Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group
Posted:
May 11, 2010

LAO vows to fix 'unacceptable' hotline waits

A Law Times article reports that Legal Aid Ontario is defending its new toll-free hotline after a sharp rebuke from critics who say long wait times and poor access make for inadequate service.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
May 09, 2010