New and Revised CLEO Publications - August 15, 2017

CLEO announces that new or updated resources are available in three topic areas, Abuse and Family Violence, Employment and Work, and Housing Law. 

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

An Ontario court has just affirmed that cultural norms that excuse violence have no place here: Editorial

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that "cultural differences" cannot be used to justify a lighter sentence in criminal cases. 

Posted:
July 27, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Automne 2017: Groupes de soutien pour femmes francophones

SFC Ottawa offre deux groupes de soutien pour femmes francophones ayant vécu de la violence d'un partenaire et/ou d'un enfant adulte.

Posted:
July 26, 2017
Article source:
Catholic Family Service Ottawa

Long-term care inspection reports: 'What we know is the tip of the iceberg'

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly's Jane Meadus says the province already has "enforcement tools" it can apply in LTC, it just rarely chooses to use them, and new ones likely won't make any difference.

Posted:
July 07, 2017
Article source:
Ottawa Citizen

Travelling lawyer service now available for seniors in Eastern Ontario

The Seniors' Lawyer sees clients at the clinic in Belleville, in hospitals, in long-term care facilities, or in the client's home.

Posted:
July 05, 2017
Article source:
Belleville Intelligencer

Helping women facing violence

Deepa Mattoo's work at the Barbra Schlifer legal clinic is part of a long-term strategy to train a new breed of lawyer.

Posted:
June 27, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

June 22: Early termination by tenants experiencing domestic or sexual violence – issues and implications

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Where: 55 University Ave., Toronto, 15th floor, and remotely via webinar

This session is for community legal clinic staff and students, private bar, and legal staff of organizations providing services to tenants or to victims of violence or abuse.

Posted:
June 07, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

In Canada, a law says workplace has role in fighting domestic violence

Supporters say the benefit can ease the economic barriers to escaping abusive situations, while increasing transparency for an issue long treated as private.

Posted:
June 06, 2017
Article source:
The Christian Science Monitor

Ottawa spent $707,000 in legal fees fighting decision that protects Indigenous children

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled the government was discriminating against First Nations children by not giving them equitable health and social services payments.

Posted:
June 02, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Pregnancy Drastically Increases Domestic Violence Risk

Pregnancy should be a time when a woman receives extra care and attention. While some women feel great throughout their pregnancy, others face health complications. Whatever the pregnancy experience, growing a baby is hard work and this is a time when women needs all the support they can get. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Many women not only lack support, but are also dealing with abusive relationships while they are pregnant. Although it’s hard for some of us to imagine, pregnancy puts women at an increased risk of experiencing violence from an intimate partner. If she is already experiencing abuse, this domestic violence often intensifies when a woman is pregnant.

Posted:
June 02, 2017
Article source:
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC)