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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.

Article source:
CPA Canada
Posted:
November 23, 2018

New services at CLEO? Tell us what you think!

CLEO is considering hosting a free service to help front-line workers help clients with legal problems, or help community organizations produce better legal information.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
November 23, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information about applying for Canadian citizenship

Steps to Justice now has information about qualifiying for citizenship, applying, what happens after you apply, what happens if your application is refused, and more.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
November 23, 2018

Many questions, few answers, and great risk for people with disabilities

If the provincial government changes the definition of disability for ODSP to align with federal guidelines, many people who are currently eligible for ODSP will be excluded. 

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
November 23, 2018

Ontario's neglect of our court system is costing taxpayers: NOW Magazine’s Reasonable Doubt column

Inaction by the province has the effect of increasing costs to the taxpayer, not the opposite, says this columnist.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
November 22, 2018

Ontario PCs to update disability requirements, allow social assistance recipients to earn more money

The provincial government's record so far has filled people with "unshakeable dread," anti-poverty advocates say.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 22, 2018

Beyond Gladue: How the Justice System Is Still Failing Indigenous Offenders

In 1999, the Supreme Court ruled "particular attention" must be paid when sentencing indigenous offenders. That’s still not happening.

Article source:
The Tyee
Posted:
November 22, 2018

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.

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

Parental alienation used as 'secret weapon' in custody battles, says expert

Some counsellors say there appears to be an inherent bias in the court system toward shared custody, even if one of the parents has a history of being abusive.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 21, 2018

Ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, tips about online shopping from Consumer Protection Ontario

If you make an online transaction worth more than $50, you are covered by the Consumer Protection Act. Learn your consumer rights and how to shop safely online.

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Posted:
November 21, 2018

Ontario First Nations youth ask Trudeau for northern child advocate

First Nations youth from northern Ontario, concerned over the Ford government's decision to scrap the province's child advocate, asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for help on Tuesday.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 21, 2018

Ontario Bar Association offers reasons to make a will

The Ontario Bar Association has kicked off its annual awareness campaign about wills, called Make a Will Month, and is holding information sessions all over the province.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 20, 2018

Ministry of Health not consulted about health impacts of removing paid sick days, advocates told

When pressed on the health implications of the bill, the minister said neither she nor her ministry were involved in its drafting.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 20, 2018

Ontario PC Party passes resolution to not recognize gender identity

Conservative officials were quick to say the resolution is not binding. The next step is for it to be formally voted in at the next policy convention.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
November 19, 2018

Foreign caregivers want major reforms to improve conditions, streamline residency

According to the report, the current regime was developed "without consultation, input or direction" from care workers.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 19, 2018

Half of Canadians experience or witness bullying on the job, survey shows

The majority reported the bullying to their employer, but only one-third of workplaces took action, according to a new nationwide survey.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 19, 2018

Scammed senior citizens being recruited as drug mules: CBSA

"While organizations like these victimize consumers of all ages, backgrounds and income levels, the elderly appear to have been disproportionately targeted by these networks."

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 19, 2018

Canadian law schools trade moot courts for Indigenous land-based learning

Law schools are turning to partnerships with Indigenous communities to lead on-the-land teachings.

Article source:
Macleans Magazine
Posted:
November 16, 2018

Workers' comp for injured food delivery couriers depends on the app they serve

If those couriers get hurt on the job, the CBC has found their eligibility for work-related compensation depends on the province they work in and which app they deliver for.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 16, 2018

Statement by CCCYA president Del Graff on the elimination of the Ontario Child Advocate's office

The Ontario government has eliminated the Ontario Child Advocate's office and has shifted responsibility for its functions to the provincial ombudsman's office.

Article source:
Canadian Council of Child & Youth Advocates (CCCYA)
Posted:
November 16, 2018