News in Abuse and Family Violence
"I think we are quite good at identifying who is high-risk," said Pamela Cross, legal director at Luke's Place. "I think the challenge is: so then what do we do about that."
Topics in the Fall-Winter 2016 edition of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include child support and social assistance benefits, and sexual/domestic violence victims and tenancies.
When: Monday, December 12, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay
RSVP to reserve a seat: 345-7802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this session is to discuss the Special Priority Policy (SPP) and the new Portable Housing Benefit (PHB) as it applies to women leaving abusive partners.
Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn supports the NDP private member's bill and unions for changes to support those in crisis.
There have been numerous attempts to scrap the law over the years, including 17 private members' bills since 1994, but all have failed.
Topics covered in this issue include social work service at the clinic, domestic violence and immediate legal advice, changes to social assistance, and changes to RTA for sexual and domestic violence.
When: Part I: Monday, November 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - noon; Part II: Monday, November 21, 2016, 9 a.m. - noon
Where: Elevate NWO, 102-106 Cumberland St. N., Thunder Bay
Reservations: (807) 345-7802 or email@example.com
The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre in Thunder Bay invites you to their free information session for service providers and women in the community.
Canada's Chief Public Health Officer has drawn attention to the "long-lasting and widespread" impact on health of crimes that are under-reported and seldom discussed.
As of October 11, 2016 CLEO is piloting the integration of limited daily hours of live chat assistance that will guide users of the Your Legal Rights (YLR) website towards online content and/or service listings that are relevant to their legal question or problem.
Reasonable Doubt: Changes to Ontario tenancy law designed to help survivors of domestic abuse and violence
Jonathan Robart of Scarborough Community Legal Services explains how changes to the RTA affect persons experiencing sexual or domestic violence and/or abuse.