News from Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton
When: Monday, December 12, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton
The Housing Stability Benefit (HSB) helps low-income people in the city pay emergency costs to obtain or retain housing. The city has announced the HSB has run out of money.
Many public schools persist in using suspensions to deal with students' problem behaviours even though they're largely ineffective in deterring inappropriate behaviours.
There are ARCH appointments in Hamilton on Thursday, July 21, at Community Living Hamilton, 191 York Blvd, for help with claims in the Clegg vs. Ontario class action suit.
Topics in this issue include police checks, Aboriginal Day as a stat holiday, privatizing court services, social assistance bill, Canada's position on UN declaration, and internet access as a basic human right.
Is access to the Internet a Basic Human Right? Some countries have already decided that it is. There may be lessons for Canada in the approach these countries have taken.
When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Gymnasium/2nd Floor Central Station, 155 King William Street, Hamilton
Information: Community Relations Co-ordinator, 905-546-4910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hamilton Police Service welcomes members of the Somali community to engage in dialog fostering healthy community relations.
The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic has released their end of 2015 newsletter. This edition includes stories about their ODSP Guided Self Help Guide, Six Fast Facts on “Street Checks” in Hamilton, Aboriginal Leaders Optimistic and Looking Forward to Changes, Fairness Means Paid Sick Days for All, Big Win for Injured Workers 4, Grosse victoire pour les travailleurs Accidents and Working for Change – Clinic Achèvements over the Past Year.
Advocates have expressed disappointment with Ontario's new legislation that deals with alternative financial services.
The Ontario government is proposing amendments to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act that would provide full CPI indexation of benefits for injured workers on an annual basis.
The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic has information about what happens when a landlord ends a renter's tenancy because they want the unit for their own use.
Toby Sanger, Senior Economist for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, lists what's in the federal budget announced on April 21.
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic Staff Lawyer Craig Foye has proposed creating an arms-length expert panel that would recommend social assistance rates and make annual recommendations.
This post on the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic blog takes a look at how Employment Insurance has changed over the years and gives some tips for those applying for EI.
What: "Listening for Change" Tenant Conversations
When: Monday, October 6, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Dr. Perkins Centre, 1429 Main St. East
All Hamilton tenants are invited to "Listening for Change", a tenant housing conference to be held on World Habitat Day.
An Ontario Works amendment will allow for earnings/assets exemptions for employment income of any adult member receiving benefits who is attending high school full-time.
What is happening to Canada's Employment Insurance (E.I.) Program? In a word, "cuts." According to the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) these cuts make it harder "to help our most vulnerable, reduce inequality, protect seasonal workers and ensure a more fair and prosperous future for our country."
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic looks briefly at who the aboriginal people in Canada are, and profiles Shanawdithit, the last known living member of the Beothuk people of Newfoundland.
Previously, the Board and its adjudicators had the notion that certain forms of sexual violence "were not bad enough" to warrant compensation.
June 4: Best practices for completing Ontario Disability Support Program applications: A workshop for doctors
When: Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: McMaster Family Practice | 690 Main Street West, Rm C17, Hamilton
Registration: Please confirm registration for this interactive workshop with Dan Edwards at edwardsd@hhsc.Ca
The format for this workshop will be an overview of the system – pointers and pitfalls – and then scenarios with small groups to identify conditions, impairments, and restrictions.
This funding will provide community outreach, worker education, health promotion and accessibility and thus reduce these barriers to care.