News from Justice for Children and Youth
Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) provides summary advice, referrals, and legal education. Offers case service and test case litigation for children and young people under 18 years of age.More information
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m., starts at 10 a.m. sharp)
Place: Artscape Youngplace, Lower Level, 180 Shaw Street (near Queen West and Ossington Streets), Toronto
Cost: FREE…and so is the hearty vegetarian lunch provided on site
This training is to provide relevant legal education and practice in advocacy for community professionals working with homeless and street involved youth ages 16-24.
JFCY is concerned about the exclusion of capable people under the age of 18, "competent minors", from the protections and benefits provided for other capable people under Bill C-14.
When: Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (attendance at both days is not necessary)
Where: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Lower Level, Toronto (near Queen and Ossington)
An opportunity for professionals working with and advocating for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 16-24, to learn relevant legal education and practices.
The SSA is provincial legislation that prohibits panhandling – or soliciting by the very poor – that is "aggressive" or to a "captive audience", and prohibits "squeegeeing".
Emily Chan of Justice for Children and Youth gives an update following the Federal Court of Appeal decision of last week on the provision of refugee healthcare coverage.
Justice for Children and Youth announces the launch of their new website. It features a Legal Rights Wiki, Ask A Lawyer, and a Research and Resources section.
Bill 88 will enable 16 and 17 year olds who don't have the support of family to voluntarily access child welfare support services. Sign the petition to urge your MPP to vote Yes for Bill 88.
JFCY requests your support for a petition urging MPP's to Vote Yes for Bill 88 - Access to Child Welfare Services for ALL Children
This petition from Justice for Children and Youth asks your help to urge MPPs to support Bill 88, which will make it possible for 16 and 17 year olds who have no other help to access child welfare support services.
JFCY urges you to join them at Queen's Park Thursday, September 19, at 1 p.m. to support child welfare reform for older youth.
This blog reviews the case in which the Supreme Court decided that victims of cyber-bullying can take legal action against bullies without having to reveal their own identity.
It's not fair: Why are children and youth not protected from age-based discrimination in Ontario? And what can we do?
Justice For Children & Youth explains its position that the Ontario Human Rights Code violates the Charter because its definition of age discriminates against people under the age of 18.
In comments on their blog, Justice for Children and Youth approves of the new bullying law, saying all students have the right to feel safe and supported in school.
Responding to a story of bullying in the news, this blog post discusses bullying, school bullying and the law, and lists resources where people can seek help and information.
Justice for Children and Youth has a blogpost with Frequently Asked Questions about getting legal help at JFCY If you are under 18 and have a legal problem.
In a case before the Supreme Court of Canada, the right to a fair trial versus the right to exercise one's religion by wearing a niqab while giving testimony are at issue.
This issue of the Justice for Children and Youth newsletter looks at legal issues that might arise for young people at shopping malls, such as shoplifting, trespass, and Civil Recovery Demand Letters.
A report, published by Justice for Children and Youth and Homeless Hub, explores "the relationship between homeless persons -- in particular, street youth -- and law enforcement officials."
This blogpost from Justice for Children and Youth says there are important legal issues involved around sexting, including child pornography and privacy.
Justice for Children and Youth has created a comic that explores the legal rights youth have when they try to take their belongings with them when they are leaving home.
With the theme of House Parties, this issue looks at some of the legal issues that might arise when young people attend house parties. It discusses assault, alcohol, property damage, drunk driving, drugs, and the rights of youth when in contact with the police.