New study suggests link between foster care system and youth homelessness

The study says Canada is creating a group of young people who are at higher risk of becoming homeless because they lack resources when coming out of foster care.

Posted:
August 09, 2017
Article source:
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

Harmony House given $400K to help fix family court

For the next three years the team will assess the state of family law across the country and will also be looking outside of Canada's borders for inspiration.

Posted:
July 31, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'Beautiful' Charter decision gives disabled adults right to child support

A Brampton mother has won the right to claim child support for her 22-year-old disabled son, thanks to a court ruling declaring the existing law unconstitutional.

Posted:
July 31, 2017
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

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

Ontario unveils blueprint to reform troubled group and foster care

Provincial residential care reforms aim to give children and youth the right services at the right time as close to home as possible.

Posted:
July 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Lawyer wins constitutional challenge in case involving support for disabled adults

An Ontario woman and her lawyer have succeeded in a constitutional challenge, obtaining child support for a disabled adult child of unmarried parents, who is not attending school full time.

Posted:
July 12, 2017
Article source:
Legal Feeds

New and Revised CLEO Publications - July 11, 2017

CLEO announces its new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of CLEO's publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

Posted:
July 11, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Forced marriage in Canada 'more prevalent' than thought: ex-child bride

In September 2013, the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario released a report that counted 219 confirmed or suspected cases of forced marriage in Ontario and Quebec from 2010 to 2012.

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
CTV News

June 28: Family Mediation in the Context of Violence

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This community information session is FREE and open to ALL – but please reserve a seat.

Posted:
June 16, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

ISAC's Media & Policy News: Friday 16 June 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
June 16, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)