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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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February 21, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 21 minutes

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) - Know Your Benefits

Recorded on Feb 14, 2013 - This webinar from the ODSP Action Coalition will provide an overview of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and cover applying for ODSP, ODSP rates, income, earnings, assets & changes, the different types of ODSP Benefits, appeals and tips and strategies for navigating the system.

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February 14, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 16 minutes

Understanding the Children's Aid Society Process - From the Inside

Recorded on January 23, 2013 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series covers the basics of how the Children's Aid Society (CAS) system works, to give service providers and families an understanding of how they may take part in the process. For this discussion, METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, is joined by Vicky Lowrey, a Senior Service Manager at the Children'...

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January 23, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

Discrimination is Against the Law! A Primer on Human Rights Law in Ontario

Recorded on December 19, 2012 - This webinar, presented in partnership by the Human Rights Legal Support Centre and Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, provides an overview of the Human Rights Code, highlighting the grounds and social areas which the Code applies to, exceptions to the Code, and remedies available under the Code. It acquaints listeners with the Human Rights System in Ontario and...

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December 19, 2012
Length:
48 minutes

Conditional Permanent Residence: What a Sponsored Spouse Needs to Know

Re-recorded on December 20, 2012  - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series is about the new immigration program called Conditional Permanent Residence, which went into effect on October 25, 2012. We will talk about the program from the perspective of the potentially negative impact it will have on women who come to Canada as sponsored spouses or partners. METRAC'...

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December 13, 2012
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

"Brighter Prospects": The Commission's Report and Future Direction for Social Assistance Reform

Recorded on December 3, 2012 - In this webinar, Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) provides an understanding of

  • the content of the report of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario
  • an analysis of the impact of the report recommendations;
  • the policy and political context surrounding the report; and,
  • ...
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December 03, 2012
Length:
2 hours

Conflict, Court, or Another Way? Different Ways of Resolving a Family Dispute

Recorded on November 22, 2012 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at a variety of ways to settle issues about children, property, and support, when a woman ends the relationship with her partner. What are the pros and cons of mediation, arbitration, and court, especially when there is or was abuse in the family? METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson,...

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November 22, 2012
Length:
1 hour

The Crisis of Aboriginal Women Entangled in the Criminal Law

Recorded on October 31, 2012 (72 minutes) - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the high and increasing rate of Aboriginal women in prison, some root causes, and best practices for supporting Aboriginal women involved in the criminal law process. Hosted by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director, METRAC, joined by Christa Big Canoe, Legal Advocacy Director,...

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October 31, 2012
Length:
1 hour and 12 minutes

Financial Support After Breakup: What Women Should Know about Spousal and Child Support

Recorded on July 5, 2012 (103 minutes) - This webinar covers basics about who is entitled to support for themselves and their children after a relationship breaks down, how amounts are calculated, and how to start the process. It is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director, Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC), and Lindsay van Roosendaal, Family Law...

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Date:
July 05, 2012
Length:
103 minutes