Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say

Surrogacy is legal in Canada, but surrogates can't receive any sort of financial incentives or rewards beyond pay for basic expenses. That's not the case in the U.S., which has different rules.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Steps to Justice has a new and improved design

After extensive user testing, CLEO is pleased to announce a new and improved redesign of the Steps to Justice website.

Posted:
April 17, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Indigenous, Black children over-represented in foster care and group homes, inquiry says

An Ontario Human Rights Commission report says underlying social issues involved in over-representation of the children are "multi-faceted" and "need a multi-pronged approach."

Posted:
April 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Changes to domestic violence law do not fix our broken system

Partners criminally charged with assaulting their spouses regularly avoid criminal prosecution, and are regularly offered the option of resolving their criminal cases with diversion.

Posted:
April 09, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

March 12: Parental Alienation, Family Law, and Mothers: a discussion

When: Monday, March 12, 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Where: Online

This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC and Malerie Rose, Lawyer, Rose Family Law as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project.

Posted:
March 02, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Register today for an upcoming webinar: Parental Alienation, Family Law, and Mothers on March 12, 2018

Date:March 12, 2018
Time: 12:30pm to 1:45pm

This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC and Malerie Rose, Lawyer, Rose Family Law as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project and hosted by CLEO.

Posted:
March 02, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Survey on out-of-pocket costs of family law

This survey is part of a project of the Access to Justice Centre of Excellence at the University of Victoria, and is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. 

Posted:
February 27, 2018
Article source:
Access to Justice Centre of Excellence

Discredited hair-testing program harmed vulnerable families across Ontario: report

An independent commission tasked with examining the Motherisk hair-testing program says the child welfare system's reliance on the analysis was "manifestly unfair and harmful."

Posted:
February 26, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

REMINDER - PLE Learning Exchange Community of Practice call - Thursday, March 1

When: Thursday, March 1, 2017, 12 noon - 1 p.m. EST

Where: On the phone

Chris Veldhoven, LGBTQ Community Program Coordinator with The LGBTQ Parenting Network, will talk about legal-information-related initiatives in the health promotion work of the Network.

Posted:
February 26, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Sponsoring a foreign spouse to Canada: Reasonable Doubt

Anything but the most traditional of relationships often face scrutiny from immigration officers: NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column.

Posted:
February 22, 2018
Article source:
NOW