She was convicted of feeding her son cocaine. No one told her the hair tests were flawed

Despite efforts to identify and review criminal cases involving Motherisk's hair tests, Joyce's conviction was missed, raising questions about the government's internal review.

Posted:
September 14, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Liberals move to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave

The proposed benefit will allow employees in federally regulated workplaces time off to leave their abusive partners.

Posted:
August 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Pet care for people in crisis

Thanks to Jill McNall, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), for assembling this information about pet care for people in crisis.

Posted:
July 16, 2018
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Agency for women experiencing abuse, addictions opens fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A local healing agency that supports families and women experiencing abuse is celebrating the opening of their fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Thursday.

Posted:
July 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

SafePet program helps keep pets safe while victims of abuse seek help

Many shelters offering support to victims of domestic abuse do not allow pets, so the SafePet program arranges foster homes for these pets while victims receive support they need.

Posted:
July 09, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

September 26: Elder Law Issues

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, ON  M5T 1R5

Presentations will address a variety of considerations, different forms of elder abuse, legal rights, and ways a lawyer can help you and your family. 

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

She lost her daughter to domestic violence - now she's trying to make sure no one else loses theirs | CBC News

Dawn Novak believes her daughter could still be alive today if not for mistakes made by authorities.

Posted:
May 31, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Families sue Ontario long-term care providers over 'disgusting' neglect

The landmark lawsuits target two industry giants: Extendicare and Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, which was recently rebranded Sienna Senior Living.

Posted:
May 03, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

'Urgent actions' needed to address violence against Indigenous women and girls — UN report

The United Nations special rapporteur says Canada should start addressing these issues now and not wait for the national inquiry to end.

Posted:
April 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Bill C-75 reforms too little, too late to respond to domestic violence

In this opinion piece, the writers say Canada needs a national agency to review all domestic homicides and create an integrated domestic violence safety system.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star