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20 leading access to justice organizations receive core funding through new Catalyst program

Catalyst is The Law Foundation of Ontario's new program that offers a three-year cycle of core funding to nonprofits that show they are working to advance access to justice in Ontario.

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
Posted:
November 08, 2018

Goodale orders tougher rules on prisoner transfers to Indigenous lodges following McClintic uproar

The new policy will make it tougher for inmates to serve time in facilities without a fence.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 07, 2018

BC Legal Services Society report on 'Everyday legal problems' in 2018

The BC Legal Services Society's report has feedback on the type of legal problems individuals face in BC, how they deal with them, and what the impact is on their lives.

Article source:
Legal Services Society (LSS), British Columbia
Posted:
November 07, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
November 07, 2018

Ottawa short-changed more than 270,000 veterans on pensions, disability payments

An accounting error is believed to have cost veterans $165M between 2002-2010.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 06, 2018

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.

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

Supervised injection sites face new roadblocks in Toronto with provincial guidelines

Overdose prevention sites risk being shut down after Premier Doug Ford's government introduced new rules that front line workers say create unnecessary barriers.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 06, 2018

Canadian doctors grapple with how to approach assisted dying for young patients

Mary Birdsell, ED of Justice for Children and Youth, says whether a patient can request assisted dying should be based on capacity, not age.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 05, 2018

On the Radar: A snapshot of the new cannabis laws

This month, On the Radar looks at the new cannabis laws: Buying, growing, selling, possessing, using, or giving it to someone for free in Ontario, and more.

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

New services at CLEO? Tell us what you think!

Tell us through a 4-question survey if Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) should start an "Ask CLEO" service for community workers.

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

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.

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

Steps to Justice now has updated information on police checks and applying for a job

"Can an employer ask me if I have a police record?" is the latest addition to the Steps to Justice "Employment and Work" topic area.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
November 02, 2018

Tenant Rights Should Be Part Of The High School Curriculum

According to ACTO's Karen Andrews, landlords perceive students as a "vulnerable community" that "doesn't have legal resources, that don't fight back."

Article source:
Huffington Post
Posted:
November 02, 2018

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.

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

Widespread uncertainty ahead of Ontario's social assistance revamp

The Ford government's 100-day review of social assistance programs ends on November 8.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 01, 2018

Accident victims denied millions in benefits by insurers, lawsuits allege

Six auto insurance giants have withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in HST payments from Ontario car accident victims in defiance of demands from the provincial regulator.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 01, 2018

Report a scam or fraud

Over the next few months, you may have more charities asking for support. Learn the signs of a charity scam so that your act of kindness goes to those who really...

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Posted:
November 01, 2018

Staff shortages at Ontario Landlord Tenant Board create 'longer than usual' hearing delays

The LTB is straining under a workload of cases with not enough staff to reach its standard of service on scheduling hearings, according to a newly released report.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
November 01, 2018

Red flags raised as Ontario reinstates doctor's note requirement for sick workers

The Ontario government's proposal is welcome news to many employers, but critics say the policy overburdens the medical system and spreads illness.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
October 31, 2018

CRA reaps more than $1B through clawbacks of federal benefits over 5 years

The Canada Revenue Agency's clawbacks from Canadians' federal benefits has prompted critics to accuse the agency of making money off the most vulnerable.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
October 31, 2018