News from Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa
Connecting Ottawa is a network of legal agencies and community organizations in Ottawa. It is committed to improved access to justice by Ottawa residents who speak neither English nor French or who have difficulty communicating due to sensory impairments, speech, or language disorders.More information
December 2: Lunch & Learn / Dîner - Causerie: Trauma Informed Care Approach In Social and Legal Services
When: December 2, 2016, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Catholic Centre for Immigrants, 219 Argyle Ave, Room 114, Ottawa
This month, Connecting Ottawa's Lunch & Learn will be revisiting this year's conference topic of trauma-informed care.
September 23: Lunch & Learn / Dîner - Causerie: How to Support Clients with Mental Illness - What are Their Rights?
When: Friday, September 23, 2016, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) Community Room, 959 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
The event will emphasize an introduction to Mental Health Law, what community workers should understand, how they can help, and resources available in Ottawa.
When: Friday, June 3, 2016, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Catholic Centre for Immigrants, 219 Argyle Ave, Room 113, Ottawa
This is an informal, bilingual meeting held over lunch for service providers in Ottawa on the topic of family law.
When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Pères-Blancs Avenue, Ottawa K1L 7L5
Registration: Pre-registration is required. There is no fee to register.
This half-day conference introduces the concept of trauma-informed care and how it may apply to legal, immigration, and social service sectors.
When: Friday, March 4, 2016, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Catholic Centre for Immigrants, room 114, 219 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa
Discussion topics will include, What is a power of attorney for personal care? for property? When is guardianship necessary? What is a capacity assessment and when do you need one?
March 1: Wills and Estate Planning, including review of Capacity Assessments: for Families with Dependants with Disabilities
When: March 1, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: United Way Office, 363 Coventry Rd, Ottawa ON K1K 2C5
Topics to be covered include planning for dependant adult/children, importance of a will, power of attorney, and Henson Trusts.
When: March 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Where: Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers), City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa
People living with a disability are at a significantly higher risk of becoming the victims of crime. An expert on prevention will lead this session.
When: February 10 & 11, 2016, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Ottawa Legal Information Centre, 85 Albert St., Suite 1400, Ottawa
Registration: 613-842-7462; info@LegalInfoCentre.ca
The session will be in French on February 10, and in English on February 11, at the Ottawa Legal Information Centre.
When: November 23, 25, 27 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Various locations in Ottawa
This series includes a lecture, a community meeting and panel, and an evening of music, poetry, and storytelling.
When: Tuesdays, November 17, 2015 to February 2, 2016, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: OCISO LINC, 1800 Bank Street, 3rd floor, room 307
This is a series of 10 classes, all free, being held in Ottawa.
When: November 3, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Pavillon Fauteux, pièce 232 | Fauteux Hall, room 232, Ottawa U Campus
You are invited to a post-hearing debrief on Nov. 3 featuring medical and legal representatives following the IFHP case being heard at the Federal Court of Appeal on October 26-27.
Connecting Ottawa has provided a list of resources and organizations in Ottawa for helping refugees.
When: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Jack Purcell Community Centre, Room 101, 320 Jack Purcell Lane (off Elgin Street), Ottawa
Contact: Sam Rice at 613-552-4407
Prisoners' Justice Day, an afternoon of solidarity with the criminalized and imprisoned, emerged as a day of non-violent strike action to commemorate the 1974 death of Eddie Nalon at Millhaven.
Where: Wabano Centre For Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa
RSVP: Please RSVP as soon as possible to Katie Plaizier at 1-800-263-1139 Ext. 3
There will also be a free clinic for tenants at the end of the workshop where a lawyer will be present to provide free legal advice and information.
When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Where: Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Pères-Blancs Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1L 7L5
This half-day conference will look at opportunities and strategies for building upon or adapting learnings from the health sector into the practice of public legal education and information.
When: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Andrew Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa
Presenters at this event are Jacqueline Tasca, John Howard Society of Ontario, and Abby Deshman, Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
When: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre, Community and Overbrook rooms, 225 Donald Street, Ottawa
The purpose of this event is to train community leaders to deliver the "Youth Criminal Justice: What Parents Should Know" workshop to parents in Ottawa's newcomer and immigrant communities.
When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Centre Richelieu-Vanier, 300 Pères-Blancs Ave, Ottawa
This Conference is about Access to justice for you (A2J4U). On the agenda: What it means to be a "trusted intermediary," and recommendations for changing the legal system.
September 20: Life as Jamie Knows It: Reach Seminar on Parenting and Educating Children With Disabilities
Michael Bérubé describes the challenges of raising his son Jamie, born with Down syndrome, and the challenge of seeing him as a person rather than as a medical, genetic, or social problem.
Date Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time 6:30 p.m.
Place 214 Montreal Rd., Suite 401, Ottawa
Contact Sasha Gilchrist
Phone 613-236-2558 ext. 227
Hosted by Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre, this session is an opportunity to learn about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).