Tougher Penalties for Drug-Impaired Drivers Coming October 2

Penalties include fines, suspensions, vehicle impoundment, mandatory education or treatment programs, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on a vehicle.

Posted:
September 29, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Ontario Government Increasing Minimum Wage on October 1

The Ontario Government is raising the general minimum wage from $11.25 to $11.40 on October 1, 2016.

Posted:
September 29, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

OW and ODSP Rates and the Ontario Child Benefit – 2016

As in past years, the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has created a rates sheet to give people an idea of what the recent OW and ODSP increases really mean.

Posted:
September 29, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

October 6: Helping your clients find good legal information, Toronto Reference Library

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Toronto Reference Library (Learning Centre 1), 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

A workshop presented by CLEO to help you help your clients when they face a legal issue.

Posted:
September 29, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ontario Government to Introduce Legislation Ensuring Equal Treatment for All Families

The legislation would end the legal uncertainty faced by Ontario parents who conceive their children using assisted reproduction.

Posted:
September 29, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Report Release: Building Decent Jobs from the Ground Up

The Workers' Action Centre and Parkdale Community Legal Services are releasing their response to the Ministry of Labour's Changing Workplace Review Interim Report.

Posted:
September 28, 2016
Article source:
Workers' Action Centre

Reasonable Doubt: Changes to Ontario tenancy law designed to help survivors of domestic abuse and violence

Jonathan Robart of Scarborough Community Legal Services explains how changes to the RTA affect persons experiencing sexual or domestic violence and/or abuse.

Posted:
September 28, 2016
Article source:
NOW

Federal government failed to assess privacy implications of security law, watchdog says

Law-abiding Canadians are at risk of having their personal information scooped up by broad new powers granted to Canada's security agencies, according to a new report.

Posted:
September 28, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Mental health at forefront of Mississauga Community Legal Services agenda

At its AGM on Monday, MCLS highlighted the steps it's taking to help legal aid clients avoid falling victim to mental health crises or addiction.

Posted:
September 28, 2016
Article source:
mississauga.com

Register for Oct 14, 2016 webinar: Basic Income: What is it and what could it mean for social assistance?

When: Friday, October 14, 2016, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

Where: Online

The Ontario government is moving forward on creating a basic income pilot program. What is a "basic income"? And what could it mean for people on social assistance?

Posted:
September 27, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)