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Basic Income in Ontario: What low-income people, service providers and advocates need to know

Recorded on June 15, 2017 - The Ontario government recently announced the details of its Basic Income Pilot Project, and low-income people living in the test areas will start being signed up soon.

In this wide-ranging and accessible webinar, participants will learn:

  • What is a basic income program? How would one work? What is it for? 
  • Why do so many people...
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Date:
June 15, 2017
Length:
1.5 hours

New tools for helping people find good legal information - A webinar for community workers

Recorded on June 14, 2017 - This webinar, provided by CLEO, is designed for community workers who help users find legal information. It covers Steps to Justice, CLEO's new website for helping clients find step-by-step information about common legal problems. It also outlines the difference between legal information and legal advice.
We cover the following topics:

  • Brief...

Immigration Status and Relationship Breakdown: What Women Should Know

Recorded on May 29, 2017 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses the different types of immigration status for non-citizen women in Canada and how status may be affected by their partner and the breakdown of their relationship. It explains the April 2017 changes in immigration law, specifically the removal of conditional permanent residence for...

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Date:
May 29, 2017
Length:
1 hour

Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Ontario's ILA Pilot Program

Recorded on May 25, 2017 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series reviews the pilot program that provides free independent legal advice (ILA), for survivors of recent and older cases of sexual assault.  This webinar covers who can get free legal advice and what questions a lawyer can help with.  METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, co-presents with...

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Date:
May 25, 2017
Length:
1 hour

ODSP and Arts Council Grants

Recorded on April 20, 2017 - Artists who are deaf or disabled are encouraged by various government arts councils to apply for grants to pursue their artistic projects and develop their professional capacity. However, if those artists are on ODSP, the grants are treated as "income". This causes many artists with disabilities to fear that they would receive little or no benefit from those grants...

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Date:
April 20, 2017
Length:
52 minutes

A Primer on Probationary Periods

Are you new in your job? Do you work with or represent the newly employed? Have you or someone you know, ever been terminated during a probationary period? This webinar covers the basic, but often poorly understood, rules around probationary periods. What constitutes a probationary period? Can the employer extend a probationary period? What can you expect during the probationary period? What...

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Date:
November 30, 2016
Length:
41 minutes

Basic Income: What is it and what could it mean for social assistance?

Recorded on October 14, 2016 (1 hour and 36 minutes) - 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?

This webinar explores some of the reasons people support a basic income program, some of the benefits, risks, and opportunities that it could bring, and the 6 key...

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Date:
October 14, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 30 minutes

How and When to Prove Abuse in Family Court

Recorded on October 12, 2016  - If you are a woman who has experienced abuse in your relationship, and you and your partner are going to Family Court, it can be important to tell the Court about the abuse. This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses ways of trying to prove abuse in your case, and when it can affect the Court's decision. METRAC's Legal...

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Date:
October 12, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 35 minutes

Staying Home Safely After Abuse: Court Orders That Can Help

Recorded on August 22, 2016 - In this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer, Glenda Perry, discuss different kinds of family and criminal court orders that can help a woman force an abusive partner to leave her home and stay away.

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Date:
August 22, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 26 minutes

Child Custody and Access: Ideas for Single Mothers

Recorded on June 16, 2016 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series reviews basics about child custody and access, and discusses ideas for mothers about the rights and responsibilities of raising children after the relationship between parents ends. METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, is joined by family law lawyer, Charley Levitan.

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Date:
June 16, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 36 minutes