Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

Posted:
January 18, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Got a question about the law? There’s a site for that . . . .

Stepstojustice.ca aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems. 'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,' says Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Posted:
January 18, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

We can end homelessness in Canada

Alex Himelfarb and Roy Romanow, co-chairs of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, call for the implementation of recommendations in the State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 report.

Posted:
January 17, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Edna Rose wants to keep her Jane-Finch apartment, but TCH can't afford to fix the building

Mayor John Tory issued a warning Thursday that more people may wind up in situations like Rose's if the provincial and federal government don't provide more funding for affordable housing.

Posted:
January 16, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 13 January 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
January 13, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

January 13: Ask me Anything on Veteran Homelessness!

When: Friday, January 13, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)

Where: Online

Join Jan Richardson, City of London's Manager of Homelessness Prevention, and Cheryl Forchuk, Professor and Associate Director at the University of Western Ontario, for their Ask Me Anything (AMA) session.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
The Homeless Hub

Community cold weather response for homeless in Guelph and Wellington County

The cold weather response directs those who see someone on the street in need of non-emergency assistance to call police.

Posted:
December 23, 2016
Article source:
Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination

Toronto will track all homeless deaths starting Jan. 1

Toronto Public health will work with 200 community partners to get data on deaths beyond those tied to city shelters.

Posted:
December 23, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

City council toughens rules for landlords

Property owners will be required to register with the city, have a comprehensive pest management plan that includes licensed professionals, and use licensed contractors for all repairs.

Posted:
December 15, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Eviction Prevention Programs a Vital but Limited Service

Whether it's the Tenant Duty Counsel Program (TDCP) or the city's emergency fund for rent and other urgent housing costs, eviction prevention programs aim to keep people in their homes.

Posted:
December 12, 2016
Article source:
torontoist.com