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Supporting Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking

Recorded on May 30, 2016 - In support of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week from May 29 to June 4 2016, this webinar examines how to support victims and survivors of Human Trafficking in Canada. The presenters for this webinar are Rosalind Currie, the Director of British...

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May 30, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 30 minutes

The Ontario Criminal Injuries Compensation Board: An Option for Survivors of Violence

Recorded on May 27, 2016 - For women survivors of sexual violence, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) can be a legal option, with or without going to the police, or going through a criminal trial. Learn about what the CICB does and how the process works in this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series. METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, is joined by lawyer...

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May 27, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 32 minutes

Le droit d’aller à l’école: aspects légaux

Présenté le 3 mai, 2016 - Le droit à l’éducation est souvent décrit comme un droit fondamental et universel. En effet, tous les enfants et les adolescents doivent pouvoir aller à l’école, et ainsi bénéficier des mêmes opportunités de se construire un avenir. Les lois et les  procédures applicables sont souvent mal connues. Pourtant, elles existent et sont mêmes en développement. Ce...

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May 03, 2016
Length:
45 minutes

Victim Impact Statements: A role in the justice system for women survivors of domestic and sexual assault

Recorded on April 6, 2016 - Crime victims have the right to be involved in the sentence that is imposed on the offender whose crime affected their life. When does a woman survivor of sexual assault or intimate partner violence get to prepare a Victim Impact Statement? What can she say in it? And who can help her prepare it? This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series,...

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April 06, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 37 minutes

The Partner Assault Response Program (PAR): A Part of the Domestic Violence Court System

Recorded on March 8, 2016 - If you or your partner has been charged with domestic assault, there is a good chance that the resolution will involve the accused person attending the Partner Assault Response Program (PAR). What is it? What does it involve? How can it help women who have been assaulted by their partners? Find out from this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW)...

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March 08, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

Helping library users find good legal information - A webinar for library staff

Recorded on March 2, 2016 - This webinar, provided by CLEO, is designed for library staff who help library users find legal information. It provides tools and strategies for helping library users find accurate, accessible legal information to begin to address their legal issues. We will cover the following topics:

  • Who is CLEO and what do we do?
  • CLEO’s online and print...

Consumer Protection: Debt Settlement Service Agreements

Recorded on February 29, 2016 - Your charge cards are maxed out, the collection agencies keep calling, and your income is being garnished -- you need help before you sink beneath a growing pile of bills. Both credit counselling agencies and debt settlement services companies promise to help you to manage your debt repayment and get you back on your feet financially. Unfortunately, not everyone...

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February 29, 2016
Length:
1 hour

Consumer Protection: Door-to-Door Sales - Water Heater Sales and Rentals 2016

Recorded on February 8, 2016 - While you may not find a salesperson knocking at your door with the latest and greatest vacuum cleaner anymore, the sometimes unsavoury world of door-to-door sales is still alive and well. Some of the most outrageous claims and trickery in the door-to-door world now relate to water heater sales. Problems with door-to-door water heaters sales and rentals have...

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February 08, 2016
Length:
1 hour

Consumer Protection: Wireless Services (Cell Phone) Contracts - 2016 Update

Recorded on February 1, 2016 - This webinar looks at cell phone and other wireless services agreements in light of the new rights and protections that consumers have under the Ontario Wireless Services Act and the federal Wireless Code. These new laws include important protections related to the length of service agreements, cancellation fees, roaming charges, and other issues that directly...

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February 01, 2016
Length:
1 hour

After Bill S-7: Women and New Laws Affecting Marriage

Recorded on January 29, 2016  - Bill S-7, the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act was passed last year. It makes changes to law affecting forced and underage marriage, and may have immigration effects for women in polygamous relationships. In this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, METRAC's Legal Director Tamar Witelson and guest lawyer Silmi...

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Date:
January 29, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 8 minutes