News from Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre provides free legal services to low-income residents of Belleville and surrounding areas.

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November 17: Prescribing Legal Health: Support Early Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes, Belleville

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016. Refreshments at 1:45 p.m., forum from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., AGM 4:15 p.m.

Where: The Core, 223 Pinnacle Street, Prince Edward Meeting Room, Belleville, ON

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) invites community members to join them to learn more about the links between health and justice.

October 18, 2016

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre October 2016 newsletter is now available

Topics covered in this issue of Bafflegab include increasing free legal help, child poverty, child support while on social assistance, Canada Child Benefit, ending tenancies early for domestic violence victims.

October 17, 2016

November 10: Moving Beyond Talk: Community idea exchange, Belleville

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Where: Travelodge Hotel, 11 Bay Bridge Rd., Belleville

The working poor face insecurity regarding food, housing, childcare, and transportation. This workshop aims to develop actions to influence change on these four issues.

October 13, 2015

Community Advocacy and Legal Clinic October 2015 Newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue of Bafflegab include Rural Justice and Health Partnerships, Library and Justice Partnerships, increases to minimum wage and social assistance, and new consumer law services.

October 09, 2015

March 24: Building Local Solutions for Housing and Homelessness, Napanee

When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: Strathcona Paper Centre, 16 McPherson Drive, Napanee, K7R 3L1

To register:

You are invited to a free information session to discuss building local solutions for affordable housing and homelessness in Napanee.

March 05, 2015

Legal Health Checklists from CALC

The Community Advocacy and Legal Clinic has checklists to help you see how your legal health is in housing, income security, employment, criminal injuries compensation, and human rights.

February 25, 2015

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre Fall 2014 newsletter is now available

Topics in the Fall 2014 issue of Bafflegab include legal health check and access to justice, Ontario's poverty reduction strategy, door-to-door sales, and removing old criminal convictions.

November 04, 2014

October 23: Workers' Help Centre Grand Opening, Belleville

Where: Workers' Help Centre, 158 George St., Lower Level, Belleville, ON

When: October 23, 2014, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact: 613 969 4357

All are invited to the grand opening of the Workers' Help Centre in Belleville.

October 07, 2014

September 19: Workshop in Belleville for those interested in ODSP advocacy

What: Advocate with Confidence Learning Day in Belleville

When: Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: College Hill United Church, 16 North Park St., Belleville, ON - Fully accessible

Registration: 613-966-8686 ext. 59;

This is a free workshop in Belleville for people receiving ODSP, local advocates, and those interested in ODSP advocacy. Registration closes September 12.

September 10, 2014

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's Spring 2014 newsletter is now available

Topics in this month's Bafflegab include "Housing First," energy bills, lease or month-to-month?, lost your job?, WSIB, and recommendations for change to child support rules.

May 13, 2014

May 15: Family Law Workshop, Picton

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives (Picton Branch), 208 Main Street, Picton, K0K 2T0

Contact: Melissa MacRae, 613-966-8686, ext. 61, or email

You are invited to a workshop in Picton on family law issues by Legal Aid Ontario's local family law duty counsel lawyer, Steven Akman.

April 09, 2014
February 21, 2014

Law Commission of Ontario speaks about Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work in Belleville

Jobs and employment opportunities have changed in Ontario, but the laws governing employment have not, according to speakers at the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's AGM.

December 09, 2013

Register today for December 12 webinar: Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

When: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 10 a.m. ET

Where: Online

This webinar gives an overview of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) which provides financial compensation for vicitms of violent crimes committed in Ontario. 

December 04, 2013

November 28 forum in Belleville: Vulnerable Workers, Precarious Jobs

Date Thursday, November 28, 2013
Time 8:45 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m.
Place Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 169 North Park Street, Belleville
Phone Lynda Morgan, 613-966-8686 ext. 25 (or 1-877-966-8686 ext. 25)

Among participants at the forum will be Patricia Hughes, Executive Director, Law Commission of Ontario; Karen Dick, Workers' Action Centre; and local activists speaking about the "Living Wage" movement.

October 23, 2013

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre Fall 2013 newsletter now available

Topics in this issue of Bafflegab include vulnerable workers, changes to social assistance, the local poverty roundtable, resources for "trusted intermediaries", and Tenant School.

October 23, 2013

October 16: LEARN LAW Workshop - Disability Rights and Legal Issues, Napanee

Date Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time 1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Registration and Refreshments; 2 p.m.  - 4:15 p.m. - Workshop
Place CAS Building, 99 Advance Avenue, Napanee
Contact Melissa MacRae at 613-966-8686 x61 or

This LEARN LAW legal awareness workshop features presentations by clinic staff from the ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre.

October 01, 2013

September 26 Workshop, Picton: Planning for the Future: Who will make decisions for you when you can't?

When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Books and Company 289 Main Street Picton, ON

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre in is hosting a free Learn Law workshop on September 26th, 2013 in Picton, Ontario on the issues of consent, capacity and problems with Powers of Attorney.

August 28, 2013

September 25 Workshop, Belleville: Capacity, Consent and Enforcement Issues

Date Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time 5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Place 158 George St., Level 1, Belleville

This is a professional development workshop for service providers being held in Belleville, Ontario.

August 28, 2013

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre Spring 2013 newsletter now available

Topics in this issue of Bafflegab include visit of Supreme Court Judge Cromwell, Living Wage Campaign, access to adequate housing, update on Special Diet, and medical reviews for ODSP recipients.

June 12, 2013