Ontario’s Liberals, picking up on an NDP private members’ bill, will modernize a registration system that forced same-sex mothers or fathers to adopt their own children.
Save the date: Connect, Create, Communicate: Public Legal Education and the Access to Justice Movement
When: October 20-21, 2016
Where: Toronto, ON
LawConnect Ontario (a collaboration of CLEO and OJEN) and The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) will be hosting a conference in Toronto on October 20-21 about public legal education and information (PLEI) and access to justice. This conference is open to legal professionals, community workers, students, and other people working in access to justice and doing PLEI.
When Pro Bono Students Canada was founded at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1996, it was the first such organization to set up shop in this country. What started as a local program with a few passionate law students and a handful of community partners has expanded, 20 years later, to include 21 law schools in eight provinces in Canada.
'As Premier, I apologize for the policies and practices supported by past Ontario governments and for the harm they caused,’ the premier said in response to the Truth and Reconciliation report.
The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) urges the Government of Canada to uphold the principles of fairness and equity in responding to refugees around the world. The CCR commends the government for significantly increasing the immigration targets for refugees and for the mass resettlement of Syrian refugees. In the interests of justice, this needs to be complemented by a commitment to eliminate the backlogs in Africa and other regions, within a clear timeline.
Ontario is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation opportunity as the provincial government cracks open the laws governing policing. With an exclusive look at submissions for change from Ontario’s human rights watchdog, the Toronto Star begins a series looking at the future of policing.
Guest author Barbara Hurd, a long-time community legal worker, talks about some of her experiences using games in her PLE work.
The 2014 budget omnibus bill made it illegal for any federal bargaining unit to strike if 80 per cent or more of the positions in that unit are declared necessary for providing an essential service.
The province will contact the Halton Catholic school board after trustees voted against updating an anti-bullying policy over concerns about mentioning sexual orientation and gender identity.
When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Panel Discussions: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Reception: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto - Please enter through east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square
ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Law Society of Upper Canada present an event about community inclusion and full citizenship of persons labelled with intellectual disabilities.