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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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June 27, 2013
Length:
51 minutes

Wrongful Dismissal

Recorded on June 13, 2013. - This webinar, intended for community workers, presents options for workers who have been fired or laid off. It looks at when an employer can fire an employee, what a worker can do if they are wrongfully dismissed, and what the Courts or the Ministry of Labour look for when dealing with dismissal cases.

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June 13, 2013
Length:
58 minutes

Employment Standards for Ontario Workers

Recorded on May 30, 2013 - This webinar, intended for community workers, gives an overview of workers' rights under the Employment Standards Act, including overtime pay, illegal deductions, termination pay, severance pay, and public holiday pay. It covers steps a worker can take if the employer violates these standards.

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May 30, 2013
Length:
1 hour

The New Basis of Claim Form (BOC) for Refugee Claims

Recorded on March 28, 2013 - In the wake of recent changes to the refugee determination process, this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the first step in making a refugee claim, the new Basis of Claim (BOC) form, introduced in December 2012.  METRAC’s Legal Director Tamar Witelson is joined by lawyer and former Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator...

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March 28, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

Property Rights and Obligations of Married and Co-habiting Partners (Updated March 2013)

Recorded on March 6, 2013  - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the Ontario rules for division of family property, for married and co-habiting couples following relationship breakdown. Topics include the equalization payment, the matrimonial home, and issues for surviving spouses. Presenters are Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at The Metropolitan...

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March 06, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 30 minutes

Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) Webinar: Exploring an Electricity Affordability Program for Ontario's Low-Income Consumers

Recorded on February 21, 2013  - With electricity bills projected to increase by 46% from 2010-2015, low-income residential consumers in Ontario (about 733,000 households) may face housing affordability problems and could be forced to make difficult spending decisions such as paying for heat or food. To proactively address this looming crisis, the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) is...

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Date:
February 21, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 21 minutes