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May 22 & 23: Racial Justice Forum: Lead the Change

When:

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 p.m.: Keynote, plenary, reception
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

This Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change forum will focus on past wins, present campaigns, and future challenges.

Article source:
Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change
Posted:
May 14, 2018

June 13: PLE Community of Practice conference call

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Where: Online

You're invited to join the PLE Community of Practice at noon on June 13 to hear from the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School about the unique research they're conducting.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
May 14, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 11 May 2018 - Ontario Election 2018

Every Friday until Election Day June 7, ISAC will send out election-related highlights from the previous week, as well as a short collection of other stories and resources.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
May 11, 2018

This temp agency worker shows up at the same office every day. But his agency says he's not a real employee

George Fawcett has filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour to shine light on an issue he believes is a growing problem in an increasingly precarious economy.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 11, 2018

Builder accelerates evictions in Ottawa's Heron Gate neighbourhood as rebuild gathers pace

It's the second time in three years Timbercreek has relocated tenants in the neighbourhood, as the company looks to refashion the 40-acre site that is now home to 1,665 residents.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
May 11, 2018

On the Radar: New rules protect consumers in door-to-door sales

As of March 1, businesses selling certain products or services can't phone people or come to their homes without being invited. These products include furnaces, water heaters, and more.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
May 11, 2018

Election day is June 7 - Here's the Elections Ontario website

You can find out about e-Registration, access the Voter Information Service, find out how to work as poll officials, learn what ID requirements are, and more.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
May 10, 2018

For the Defence: Lawyers who advocate for the accused

Criminal defence lawyers can be perceived as villains when they choose to defend unsavoury clients, but those lawyers say they are making sure the system works the way it should. 

Article source:
DurhamRegion.com
Posted:
May 10, 2018

Ontario town's fire chief told he's too old for the job at age 61

In speaking to CTV Ottawa over the phone, Longtin said his role does not involve fighting active fires.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
May 09, 2018

May 26: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning, Kingston

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Isabel Turner Branch, Community Room (Rooms A & B), 935 Gardiners Road, Kingston K7M 9A9

The seminar will focus on reasons you should conduct estate planning and will highlight some of the most common drafting and planning pitfalls you can avoid when preparing wills.

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
May 09, 2018

Provincial government to review holiday pay rules after business backlash

New public holiday pay provisions welcomed by worker advocates will now be re-examined amid an outcry from small business owners who called changes "...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 09, 2018

Durham Community Legal Clinic Spring 2018 Newsletter

Topics in this issue include: New location and new hub, CICB, domestic violence, workplace mental stress, Ontario's new standard lease, ODSP, spousal relationships and social assistance.

Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic
Posted:
May 09, 2018

May & June: Seeking learning circle participants - Influence Decent Work for Women

When: May and June 2018

Where: Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, London, Windsor, Ottawa, Thunder Bay

Learning circles are being held throughout May and June 2018 across five regions in Ontario as part of Ontario Nonprofit Network's engagement strategy.

Article source:
Ontario Nonprofit Network
Posted:
May 09, 2018

New survey aims to strengthen relationship between city of Hamilton and Indigenous community

The survey is online until the end of June and will be used to help shape a report going to city council on what sorts of actions would help improve community relations.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 08, 2018

How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Your Ability To Enter The U.S.

The writer of this blogpost is an expert in cross-border legal issues who practices law in the State of California and the Province of Ontario.

Article source:
Huffington Post Canada
Posted:
May 08, 2018

Law protecting Ontarians from disclosure of police records finally gets green light

The Act will become law on Nov. 1, fundamentally changing the rules around what police can tell prospective employers, volunteer agencies, and foreign governments about Ontarians.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 08, 2018

Toronto is latest Canadian city to crack down on payday lending outlets

Toronto City Council adopted new interim regulations last week that cap the number of physical locations allowed across the city and require operators to be licensed.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
May 07, 2018

'It is discrimination': Sick worker wins groundbreaking case against WSIB

A landmark ruling could set a precedent for people exposed to the same chemical in different workplaces.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 07, 2018

Real income security in Ontario

A new roadmap calls for transformational change to social assistance and other income supports and challenges whoever forms the next government to take it seriously.
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Article source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
Posted:
May 07, 2018

How Small Data Can Improve Access to Justice for the Poor

"Small data" includes, for example, the individual case data gathered by organizations serving poor and marginalized communities, which draws on the problems faced by real people.

Article source:
Open Society Foundations
Posted:
May 07, 2018