New and Revised CLEO Publications - November 16, 2017

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

Posted:
November 16, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

November 30: Addressing Sexual Violence Presentation, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Waverley Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, P7B 1A9

For more information or to reserve a seat: Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre, 184 Camelot Street, 807.345.7819; or nowcproject@tbaytel.net; or 807-345-7802

This is an opportunity for front-line workers and general community members to talk about how to address and end sexual violence.

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

Farooqi and Elghawaby: Nothing honourable about violence against women

Calling some abuse against women "honour-based" violence sensationalizes rather than describes the actions involved, says this opinion piece.

Posted:
November 15, 2017
Article source:
Ottawa Citizen

Paid time off for victims of domestic violence, province promises

Changes to provincial labour legislation will include five days, with salary, and another five unpaid.

Posted:
November 13, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Mass Shootings

National Public Radio (NPR) has an interview with gun policy expert Robert Spitzer about the pattern of domestic abuse among mass shooters.

Posted:
November 06, 2017
Article source:
NPR (National Public Radio)

Marital rape myths have no place in Canadian law

Since 1983, it has been a crime in Canada to sexually assault one's spouse, yet marital rape too often remains effectively decriminalized, as shown in a recent Ontario decision, say these authors.

Posted:
October 30, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Automne 2017: Groupes de soutien pour femmes francophones ayant vécu de la violence de leur partenaire

SFC Ottawa offre deux groupes de soutien pour femmes francophones ayant vécu de la violence d'un partenaire. CFS Ottawa will offer 2 support groups for Francophone women who have experienced domestic violence.

Posted:
October 29, 2017
Article source:
Catholic Family Service Ottawa

Not Okay: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault: A FREE Legal Information Workshop for Frontline Workers

The Barbra Schlifer Clinic is offering frontline workers in Toronto workshops on information about the legal system and the options available to sexual assault survivors.

Posted:
October 27, 2017
Article source:
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

November 20 & February 8: Not Okay: Taking Your First Legal Steps After a Sexual Assault

When: Monday, November 20, 2017, and Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: A welcoming and safe location in the College and Bathurst Streets area

NOT OKAY is a project for women survivors of sexual assault in Toronto who want more information about the legal system and the options available to them.

Posted:
October 27, 2017
Article source:
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

November 7: Advocate or Adversary? Understanding your Lawyer's Role, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay P7B 1A9

This information session is free and open to all members of the community, registration required.

Posted:
October 26, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre