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)

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)

'Unsung hero' facing deportation under rescinded rule

Gina Bahiwal, who has become the public face of the migrant worker rights movement, is facing deportation to the Philippines on Sunday.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Immigrants peeved by federal government’s switch to sponsorship lottery

“By replacing the quota system with a lottery system, the current government is replacing one discriminatory scheme with another. The result is still the same. Parents and grandparents are still treated as second-class immigrants,” said Lawyer Avvy Go.

Posted:
January 04, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Police And Illegal Immigration: What Canada and Mexico Do

An article on National Public Radio in the U.S. compares treatment of illegal immigrants by the police in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

Posted:
December 22, 2016
Article source:
NPR (National Public Radio)

Feds want expat voting rights case adjourned due to proposed legislation

Proposed legislation granting long-term Canadian expats the right to vote will render a court fight over the issue moot, the federal government argues in new filings.

Posted:
December 20, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Jan., Feb., March 2017: Online course: The Mental Health of Syrian Refugees

The Refugee Mental Health Project aims to build settlement, social, and health service providers' knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health.

Posted:
December 16, 2016
Article source:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Canada adopts lottery system for immigrants to reunite parents, grandparents

Replacing the current first-come, first-served system, the lottery is intended to make the process more fair for all applicants.

Posted:
December 14, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ottawa ends '4-in-4-out' rule for migrant workers

The Liberals have eliminated the notorious rule that kicked out migrant workers after four years, ending what critics dubbed the "revolving door" for indentured labour to Canada.

Posted:
December 14, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Hearing Preparation Training tool available for refugee support workers

The University of Ottawa Refugee Assistance Project and Community Legal Education Ontario announce a new online tool for those who assist refugee claimants in preparing for their hearing.

Posted:
December 12, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)