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Social Assistance Review Webinar: Understanding the Options

Recorded on February 17, 2012  - The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario released its second discussion paper on February 3, 2012 and is asking for feedback on a number of approaches it could take in reforming social assistance. The options could have far-reaching implications for people on low incomes.

In this webinar, Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security...

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February 17, 2012
Length:
1 hour 53 minutes

Surviving Home Renovations with the Consumer Protection Act

Recorded on February 13, 2012, this webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., looks at the rights of the consumer who is renovating a house, and how the Consumer Protection Act and the Construction Lien Act protect the owner when contracting for renovations, lawn care, paving...

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February 13, 2012
Length:
99 minutes

Social Assistance Review Part 3: Merging OW and ODSP

Recorded on February 6, 2012 - The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario is expected to release an Options Paper in early February 2012 with options for reforming Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), followed by a very short period for public response and feedback. The options could have far-reaching implications for people on low incomes....

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February 06, 2012
Length:
1 hour and 57 minutes

Presenting Evidence About Abuse in Family Court

Recorded on February 2, 2012, this webinar, produced by Luke's Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children, is designed for community workers who support women who have been abused. Presenting evidence about abuse effectively in family court proceedings is critical to a successful outcome. The webinar looks at what evidence is important,...

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February 02, 2012
Length:
56 minutes

Social Assistance Review Part 2: Moving Benefits outside OW and ODSP

The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario is expected to release an Options Paper in early February 2012 with options for reforming Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), followed by a very short period for public response and feedback. The options could have far-reaching implications for people on low incomes.

In this webinar series,...

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February 01, 2012
Length:
2 hours

Social Assistance Review Part 1: Tax Delivered Income

The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario is expected to release an Options Paper in early February 2012 with options for reforming Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), followed by a very short period for public response and feedback. The options could have far-reaching implications for people on low incomes.

In this webinar series,...

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January 26, 2012
Length:
1 hour and 46 minutes

Property Rights and Obligations of Married and Co-habiting Partners

This webinar looks at property issues between married and co-habiting couples that arise during their relationship and following breakdown. Topics include the matrimonial home or shared properties, other assets and liabilities, how to protect property, and issues for surviving spouses. Presenters are Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women...

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January 19, 2012
Length:
1 hour and 7 minutes

Work-related Psychological Injury: When and How to Seek WSIB Benefits

This webinar, for service providers, is presented by Airissa Gemma and Maryth Yachnin from the Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario. It looks at the kinds of psychological injuries the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) recognizes. It describes strategies for determining the right entitlement to request at the WSIB, how to gather proof of a work-related psychological injury,...

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November 24, 2011
Length:
50 minutes

Energy Conservation Programs for People with Low Incomes

This webinar is Part II of a two-part series from the Low Income Energy Network (LIEN)  on the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). It reviews LIEN's energy poverty strategy and looks at the targeted energy conservation programs offered by gas and electric utilities. The webinar includes presentations by representatives from Ontario Power Authority,...

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November 15, 2011
Length:
52 minutes

Unfair Practices under the Consumer Protection Act

This interactive webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., looks at the specific protections afforded by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). It covers the impact of false, misleading, or deceptive representations by vendors. Case studies, including those raised by webinar attendees, illustrate how the CPA can be used to free...

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Date:
November 14, 2011
Length:
94 minutes