Helpline for Indigenous women expands service throughout Ontario

The service is available in 13 Indigenous languages through translation. 

Posted:
October 19, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

November 23: Free workshop for legal clinic and community caseworkers

When: Friday, 23 November 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

This year's topics include legalization of cannabis, refugee determination myths & facts, Social Assistance updates, and what’s new in Ford Nation.

Posted:
October 18, 2018
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's October 2018 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include connection between health and housing, sexually harassed at work? Canada's poverty reduction strategy, and more.

Posted:
October 16, 2018
Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)

New book makes case for Canadian basic income program

Forget is a health economist, and her interest in basic income, which she has been studying for more than a decade, was originally sparked by what she saw first-hand, she said. 

Posted:
October 05, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

October 10: Elder Law Information

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

Lawyers who have expertise dealing with the unique legal issues and needs of older adults will discuss a variety of topics, including elder abuse, at this OBA presentation.

Posted:
October 02, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Canada Revenue Agency still subjecting taxpayers to 'humiliating, frustrating' benefit review process: report

Canadian taxpayers who spoke to the CBC about their battles with the CRA say the changes made don't go far enough and have made no difference to their experiences so far.

Posted:
September 28, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Non-profit workers offered chance to join Ontario public sector pension plan

The Ontario Nonprofit Network, which advocates on behalf of the province's 58,000 charities and non-profits, is recommending OPTrust as the sector's first defined-benefit pension provider.

Posted:
September 24, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Trans community faces myriad of legal problems, rarely seeks help, says report

The report is part of a project funded by LAO and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network that also included focus groups with trans participants and focus groups with lawyers and paralegals.

Posted:
September 24, 2018
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

How our libraries can help the homeless

Public libraries have become the place to go for growing numbers of homeless men and women seeking refugee from the heat, cold, snow and rain - or the hard life on the streets.

Posted:
September 21, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Cancellation of Ontario's basic income project sparks global outrage

Academics and activists from across the globe say the cancellation will harm Canada's reputation on the world stage.

Posted:
September 19, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star