March 10: Domestic Violence in the Workplace Webinar

When: Thursday, March 10th, 2016, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST

Where: Online

This is a webinar presented by Barb MacQuarrie, Community Director, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University.

Posted:
February 09, 2016
Article source:
Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children

Information about class action lawsuit for people who lived at Schedule 1 facilities or institutions in Ontario

If you lived in any of the places listed, check the dates beside the name of the place where you lived. If you lived there between those dates, then you may be part of the lawsuit.

Posted:
February 09, 2016
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

Nation 'can and must do better' say ministers of child treatment

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released a groundbreaking decision that some see as a precedent for improving chronically underfunded First Nations child welfare services.

Posted:
February 09, 2016
Article source:
The Lawyers Weekly

How are witnesses prepped in sexual assault trials?

Three lawyers and a sexual violence worker explain what kind of preparation survivors might expect to get, with or without a lawyer.

Posted:
February 09, 2016
Article source:
CityNews.ca

Reflections on Week One of the Ghomeshi Trial

A professor on the faculty of the University of Alberta law school comments on the Ghomeshi trial.

Posted:
February 09, 2016
Article source:
ABlawg.ca

February 10 & 23: Social Assistance and Immigration Workshops in Spanish

In Spanish only, the workshop on CPP-D and ODSP: OAS, GIS is on February 10, the workshop on sponsorship applications for spouse, children, and parents on February 23.

Posted:
February 08, 2016
Article source:
Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples (CSSP)

Sex crimes getting reported more in Toronto: analysis

The increase of reports in recent years suggests police may be taking minor sexual offences more seriously. 

Posted:
February 08, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

The Ghomeshi question: The law and consent

The Supreme Court has said that a person cannot consent to an assault that causes bodily harm. How does that ruling affect this case?

Posted:
February 08, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Motherisk scandal highlights risk of deferring to experts without questioning credentials

Flawed hair testing at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children Motherisk lab echoes the Charles Smith scandal, with similarly devastating effects.

Posted:
February 08, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Corrections Canada must respond to demographic shift behind bars, watchdog says

The prison population in Quebec and Ontario is aging quickly, while the Prairie region is home to a swelling number of the system's youngest offenders: Howard Sapers.

Posted:
February 08, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)