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Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

Recorded on November 28, 2013 - The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act has caused significant changes to the law in regards to the impact of criminality on the immigration system. This webinar examines the new state of the law and how different criminal convictions can impact different immigration statuses in Canada. The consequences can include inadmissibility, deportation, and the...

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November 28, 2013
Length:
42 minutes

Your Day in Family Court: How to prepare and what to expect

Recorded on November 12, 2013 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series takes a look at the Family Court process, and reviews which court to go to depending on your family law issue, some common court terms, the steps leading up to trial, and how to work with your lawyer outside and inside the courtroom. METRAC’s Legal Director is joined by practicing family law lawyer...

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November 12, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 18 minutes

New rules for Ontario nonprofits - the basics

Recorded on November 5, 2013 (28 minutes) - The Ontario government is modernizing the law that governs how nonprofit organizations operate. The new law is called the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, or the ONCA. If your nonprofit organization is incorporated in Ontario, this webinar can help your board members or senior staff to prepare for the ONCA. The webinar briefly covers the...

Considering Young Aboriginal Women, Family and Legal Issues

Recorded on November 4, 2013 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the family and social context of young  Aboriginal women, and some legal considerations to help the social service providers they may work with. METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, is joined in conversation with Emily Hill, Senior Staff Lawyer at Aboriginal Legal Services of...

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November 04, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

ODSP and Aging

Recorded on September 26, 2013 - This webinar, intended for community workers, gives information on maximizing income and benefits for Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) recipients approaching 65. Topics covered include ODSP after 65, senior's pensions and rent subsidies, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) early retirement benefits, income fluctuations, and Old Age Security (OAS) .

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September 26, 2013
Length:
47 minutes

ODSP: Know Your Benefits, Rights and Responsibilities

Recorded on September 26, 2013  - This webinar, presented by the ODSP Action Coalition, describes recent updates and changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). It is a follow-up to the Coalition's first webinar ODSP: Know Your Benefits. It is recommended that you watch...

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September 26, 2013
Length:
47 minutes

When the Children's Aid Society Gets Involved: What Can a Child/Youth Expect?

September 23, 2013 at 12:00 E.S.T. - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series is the first of two discussions about the Children's Aid Society geared toward the rights of young women. This webinar looks at the child protection process, focussing on youth rights and realities when they are the person that the CAS is concerned may be in need of protection.

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September 23, 2013
Length:
1 hour

Return to Work and the WSIB: What Advocates Need to Know

Recorded on August 22, 2013 - This webinar, intended for experienced workers and advocates, gives information on how to help workers navigate their return to work after a workplace injury. It includes a basic overview of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) return to work scheme and practical tips to protect workers from common pitfalls.

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August 22, 2013
Length:
59 minutes

Threats to Convention Refugee and Permanent Resident Status

Recorded on July 4, 2013 - The unqualified right of Convention Refugees to remain in Canada has been eroded by recent changes to the law. This webinar examines cessation and vacation proceedings where the Minister of Immigration applies to remove a person's Protected Person status. It highlights the significance of the changes to the law and the importance of Convention Refugees and Permanent...

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July 04, 2013
Length:
58 minutes

Refugee Claim or an H&C?

Recorded on June 27, 2013 - Under changes to the refugee and immigration system, a Humanitarian and Compassionate application (H&C) and a refugee claim cannot be made at the same time. In fact, if your refugee claim fails, in most cases you are barred from making an H&C application for one year. This webinar, intended for community workers, will provide legal information to highlight...

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Date:
June 27, 2013
Length:
51 minutes