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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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Date:
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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Date:
December 19, 2012
Length:
48 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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Date:
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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Date:
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

The 'In and Out' of Evictions

Recorded on June 13, 2012  - Getting evicted from a home is never pleasant. This webinar, intended for community workers, gives information on how to advise clients who are dealing with eviction. The webinar looks at who is a tenant, what tenants face when they receive an eviction notice, and the role of the Landlord and Tenant Board.

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Date:
June 13, 2012
Length:
57 minutes

Telephone and Mail Agreements

Recorded on May 23, 2012 - Contracts made by telephone or mail are called remote agreements and are subject to Ontario's Consumer Protection Act, 2002. This webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., looks at telephone and mail remote agreements: what must...

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Date:
May 23, 2012
Length:
62 minutes

Introduction to Criminal Law in a Violence Against Women Context

Recorded on May 3, 2012  - This webinar is designed for community workers who support women who have experienced physical violence, sexual violence, or criminal harassment, and are involved with the criminal court system. It looks at roles of key players within the criminal system, common charges...

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Date:
May 03, 2012
Length:
60 minutes

Introduction to the Ontario Housing Services Act

Recorded on April 26, 2012 - Ontario's new Housing Services Act 2011 came into effect on January 1, 2012. This webinar provides an overview of the key elements service providers working with low income tenants...

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Date:
April 26, 2012
Length:
44 minutes