News from Northwest Community Legal Clinic

The Northwest Community Legal Clinic provides free legal services to low-income residents of the Kenora and Rainy River Districts from its three offices located in Fort Frances, Kenora, and Atikokan.

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Northwest Community Legal Clinic September 2015 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue are ODSP work-related benefit, extending compassionate care benefits, increase in social assistance rates, what to do if your ODSP appeal is denied, and bankruptcy.

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September 03, 2015

Northwest Community Legal Clinic January 2014 newsletter now available

Topics in this issue include generic prescription brands, financial assistance to 2013 homicide victims, and changes to the OHSA.

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January 13, 2014

Northwest Community Legal Clinic June 2013 newsletter now available

Topics in this issue include bike helmets, Northern Health Travel Grants, and RDSPs.

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June 13, 2013

Northwest Community Legal Clinic March 2013 newsletter now available

Topics in this issue include working and benefits, medical reviews, drug and health costs when back to work, and changes to EI.

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March 13, 2013

Northwest Community Legal Clinic December 2012 newsletter now available

Topics in this issue include consumer protection, 2013 rent increase, record suspensions, photo I.D. cards, and social assistance.

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February 13, 2013

September 2012 Northwest Community Legal Clinic newsletter is now available

The September 2012 issue of the Northwest Community Legal Clinic newsletter has articles on the Home Repairs Benefit, capping discretionary benefits, Ministry of Labour mandatory posters, age discrimination complaint, changes to psychiatry guidebook, and closing of the Experimental Lakes Area research centre.

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September 07, 2012

June 2012 Northwest Community Legal Clinic newsletter now available

The Northwest Community Legal Clinic's June newsletter is now available. Articles include 2012 Budget Cuts to Ontario Works & Ontario Disability Support Program, identity theft, and Indian Residential Schools IAP deadline.

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June 14, 2012

Northwest Community Legal Clinic March 2012 newsletter now available

Topics include the Volunteer Income Tax Program, Federal Tax Benefits and Credits, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Bill C-3: Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada’s Economy Act, Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) and other information on clinic activities and services.

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April 05, 2012

New Federal benefit will provide for those caring for disabled dependants

This article in the March 2012 Northwest Community Clinic newsletter provides information on a new benefit called the Family Caregiver Amount which is promised to be implemented in time for 2012 income tax returns. It will provide those caring for disabled dependants an additional non-refundable tax credit of $2,000.

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April 05, 2012

Northwest Community Legal Clinic December 2011 newsletter now available

Topics in this issue include relief from eviction, snow-shoveling responsibilities, work injury, and appealing the denial of CPP disability benefits.

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December 06, 2011

May 26: Register today for CLEONet's webinar on Henson Trusts

Date May 26, 2011
Time 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where online

This webinar gives service providers and advocates information on how Henson Trusts can support people receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits.

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April 14, 2011

February 10: Register today for CLEONet's webinar on Investment and Saving for ODSP Recipients

Date February 10, 2011
Time 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where online

This webinar gives community workers and advocates information on investment and savings vehicles for Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) recipients.

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January 20, 2011

December 2010 Northwest Community Legal Clinic newsletter now available

Topics in this issue include 211 North, Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) discrimination survey, severance pay, and a tenant's story.

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December 21, 2010

Northwest Community Legal Clinic September 2010 newsletter now available

Topics include Children's Fitness Tax Credit, fairness for the self-employed, Oxycodone, identity theft, collection agencies, and changes to OW & ODSP.

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September 30, 2010

Northwest Community Legal Clinic June 2010 newsletter now available

Topics include how the HST will affect you, First Nations post secondary education, ODSP & CPP-D benefits, fast-track evictions, and Ontario government's plan to help with rising hydro costs.

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June 30, 2010