Date Friday, June 7, 2013
Time 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Place 519 Church Street, Toronto
Contact Vivien Green
Phone 416-408-4420 ext. 835
"From Information to Action: Building Our Public Legal Education Capacity" is the theme of this year's Learning Exchange Spring Symposium.
The CCR has issued a series of report cards summarizing how the provincial and federal governments protecting the rights of migrant workers in the "low-skilled" streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
The Ontario legislature added "gender identity" and "gender expression" as prohibited grounds of discrimination to the Human Rights Code (the "Code") in the summer of 2012. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ("HRTO") had previously recognized discrimination against transgendered-people to be prohibited on the basis of "sex", thus the Code amendments were seen by many to be largely symbolic – a formal acknowledgment of the challenges faced by one of the most marginalized groups in society. Now, one of the first decisions to consider accommodation of "gender identity" has been released.
Date Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Panel Discussion; 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Reception
Place Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen St. West, at University Avenue - enter at eastside doors facing Toronto City Hall
Contact To register or to discuss any accommodation needs, contact the Equity Initiatives Department at the Law Society
Phone 416-947-3413 or 1-800-668-7380, Ext. 3413; TTY 416-644-4886
Registration for ARCH's Access Awareness Symposium: “Achieving Autonomy and Inclusion for Racialized People with Disabilities. Examples from Immigration and Family Law" is required by June 4.
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation
This is a survey of conditions in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Date Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Place Friends House Meeting Room, 60 Lowther Avenue (just north of Bloor, near St. George Station), Toronto
Hosted by the Law Union of Ontario's Prison Justice Committee, this is a follow-up to their earlier meeting on ways to prevent the implementation of the omnibus crime bill.
With the assistance of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the complaint went to a full tribunal hearing before the police board and force said they wanted to settle.
The Toronto Star's Carol Goar discusses the new study that provides an eye-opening profile of people who represent themselves in court.
This report is a study of issues that women in domestic abuse situations encounter as they navigate the Peterborough Family Court.
This blog post focuses on a recent example of unpaid internships in Ontario's retail sector - unpaid internships are on the rise and there has been little coverage of this disturbing trend.