Help on the way for Black families navigating Ontario's child protection system

One Vision One Voice (OVOV) is aimed at addressing the over-representation of Black children in the care of children's aid societies.

Posted:
July 30, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canada's test-tube baby regulations need to be rewritten, critics say

Critics say Canada's rules can push people who want kids and need IVF and/or surrogates to jurisdictions outside of the country that have fewer restrictions.

Posted:
July 26, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

What good data mean for black youth in foster care

It wasn't until 2015, when the Toronto CAS released race-based data of the children in its care, that those who work in child welfare began taking the issue of racism in foster care seriously.

Posted:
July 18, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Engaged at 14: 'I was worried about science class. And now I'm getting married?'

The CBC's The Doc Project features a documentary about arranged marriage and an interview with SALCO's Aruna Boodram about forced marriage.

Posted:
July 06, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

At divorce and separation time, the children want to be heard

Researchers found that children want to be consulted, to be acknowledged, to exercise personal autonomy, and to be better informed about the decisions being made. 

Posted:
June 07, 2018
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Steps to Justice now has information about using Ontario's Child Support Service

CLEO has added new legal information to Steps to Justice.

Posted:
June 01, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Liberals propose overhaul of Divorce Act to put the interests of children first

Bill C-78 also takes steps to address family violence and child poverty. It's the first major revamp of divorce law in more than 20 years.

Posted:
May 22, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Family Law Disputes in Ontario: Court is Only the Tip of the Iceberg - May 23, 2018

When: May 23, 2018

Where: Newmarket Library : 438 Park Avenue, Newmarket, L3Y 1W1 · Newmarket, ON

Registration link here

The Ontario Bar Association is sponsoring a "Meet up" on May 23, 2018 featuring Family Lawyer and Mediator Sina Hariri as he explores family law disputes from the lens of the court system, the lesser known alternatives to court and the many supports available to parties going through separation or divorce.

Posted:
May 18, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

May 22: What is Collaborative Practice in Family Law and how can it work for you? Lively, ON

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Earl Mumford Branch, Lively Public Library and Citizen Service Centre, 15 Kin Drive, Unit A, Lively, ON

This is a presentation on family law and options available for separating spouses, including a detailed overview and discussion regarding the collaborative practice process.

Posted:
May 16, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Durham Community Legal Clinic Spring 2018 Newsletter

Topics in this issue include: New location and new hub, CICB, domestic violence, workplace mental stress, Ontario's new standard lease, ODSP, spousal relationships and social assistance.

Posted:
May 09, 2018
Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic