#MeToo Warriors in Asia-Pacific

Julie Macfarlane leads a tour of organizations in East Asia that are responding to the needs of women in their communities who have experienced marital conflict and violence.

Posted:
February 23, 2018
Article source:
National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)

Stealing from mom and dad: Why power-of-attorney abuse is soaring - and so easy to get away with

“One of the fastest growing crimes against seniors is POA abuse,” says De Graaf, who chairs the local chapter of a group called Seniors and Law Enforcement Together chapter.

Posted:
February 20, 2018
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

Register today for Feb 21 webinar - Money, Abuse and Safety: Tips for Women

Date: WednesdayFebruary 21, 2018
Time: 12:00pm to 1:15pm
 

This webinar is a discussion about money, partner abuse, and safety. The webinar provides tips for women to get control of their budget, and about what money matters to look out for that could be part of an abusive relationship. This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC, and Anne Arbour, Financial Educator at the Credit Counselling Society, as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project and hosted by CLEO.

Posted:
February 14, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Youth will have say in coroner's review of group and foster home safety

Up to 10 youth with experience in Ontario's child welfare system will be invited to inform a panel of experts probing the deaths of 11 young people in residential care over the past three years.

Posted:
February 07, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Government of Ontario Expands Helpline for Indigenous Women Facing Violence

The provincial government is supporting Beendigen Inc., an Indigenous family shelter in Thunder Bay, to expand culturally appropriate helpline services for Indigenous women across Ontario.

Posted:
February 07, 2018
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

5 women killed in January victims of alleged intimate partner violence, police say

Five women have been killed in alleged acts of intimate partner violence in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) so far this year, according to police.

Posted:
February 05, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

$1.1B class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of former 'Indian hospital' patients

The lawsuit focuses on alleged "horrific treatment" at 29 segregated hospitals in six provinces, NWT, and Yukon. Five of the hospitals are in Ontario.

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

Ontario Government Expands Helpline for Indigenous Women Facing Violence

The province is supporting Beendigen Inc., an Indigenous family shelter in Thunder Bay, to expand culturally appropriate helpline services for Indigenous women across Ontario.

Posted:
January 26, 2018
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

'Justice is long overdue' for training school survivors, says MP who spent three 'painful' years at one

Conservative MP David Sweet is calling for a public inquiry on the sexual, physical and emotional abuse former students say was inflicted by teachers and staff at provincially-run schools.

Posted:
January 22, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Staff-to-resident abuse in long-term care homes up 148% from 2011

Jane Meadus, a lawyer and institutional advocate with the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly says family members come to her with abuse reports all the time.

Posted:
January 19, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)