December 6: Register for upcoming webinar: Social Assistance in Ontario: What's happened and what's next?

When: December 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time
Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=vjkazm7ltp9r&campaign=a5ymhg95rabg

December 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time - On November 22, 2018, the Ontario government announced a number of changes to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). In this webinar, presenters from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) review the proposed changes to the social assistance system, what they will mean for low-income people in Ontario, and next steps that people in community can take. 

Posted:
November 30, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

December 3: Webinar on Supporting and Empowering Women Victims and Survivors with Disabilities

When: Monday, December 3, 2018, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Where: Online

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Please email or call the Policy Centre for Victim Issues (PCVI) to register pcvi-cpcv@justice.gc.ca or 613-952-3629.

Women with disabilities are nearly twice as likely as women without disabilities, and about 14 times more likely than men without disabilities, to be sexually assaulted.

Posted:
November 30, 2018
Article source:
Policy Centre for Victim Issues

December 4: Role of the lawyer in the Office of the Children's Lawyer, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Waverley Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay P7B 1A9

To reserve a seat: Reservations required: (807) 345-7802 or gfb@nwowc.org

This session will focus on the role of the Lawyer in the OCL. No need to have attended Part 1 to participate in this session.

Posted:
November 28, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

November 27: Fraud Protection for Seniors

This presentation will look at what fraud is and how it works, identifying the signs of fraud, acting on your suspicions, and what to do if you're a victim.

Posted:
November 23, 2018
Article source:
CPA Canada

November 29: Free Community Information Session on Access to Justice, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday November 29, 2018, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

Registration: Registration is required. To reserve a seat: (807) 345-7802 or gfb@nwowc.org

Topics to be covered include: getting legal advice or representation and free/low-cost options in the community, LAO's eligibility requirements, and more.

Posted:
November 21, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

December 5: Legal Assistance of Windsor hosts the official launch of The I∙Decide Project

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET

Where: Capitol Theatre Windsor, 121 University Avenue West, Windsor  N9A 5P4

The I∙Decide Project will deliver education and services to community members with intellectual disabilities in order to promote self-directed decisions and planning.

Posted:
November 15, 2018
Article source:
Legal Assistance of Windsor

November 5: ARCH Presents an Information Session: Accessible Transportation for Persons with Vision Disabilities

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: YMCA Windsor, 500 Victoria Avenue, Windsor, ON N9A

ARCH staff lawyers Mariam Shanouda and Jessica De Marini will make presentations at this event. 

 

Posted:
November 09, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

November 27: Nowhere to hide: The impact of technology facilitated violence, abuse, and harassment

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Where: Desautels Hall, Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, M5S 2E8

This panel will focus on the topic of technology-facilitated violence, abuse and harassment of vulnerable groups.

Posted:
November 06, 2018
Article source:
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

November 20: Helping people find good legal information and address their legal problems

Morning session:

  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Where: Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor

Afternoon session:

  • When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: YMCA of Ottawa, 180 Argyle Avenue

This is a free workshop for front-line and community workers presented by CLEO and Connecting Ottawa. It's presented twice, morning and afternoon, on November 20.

Posted:
November 05, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

November 14: Health Effects of Marijuana Information Session

Topics to be covered: What is marijuana, short and long-term health effects of recreational use, effects on young people's brain development, and more.

Posted:
November 02, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Public Library