Everything we know about gender violence in one new website

A new government website is bringing together federal programs, research, and information related to gender-based violence across Canada.

Posted:
December 10, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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

Ford's move to axe child advocate office 'a nightmare,' children's rights lawyer says

"You're silencing a whole bunch of people who were afraid to speak before. You created and nurtured this environment where it was safe to speak up and now you're taking that away."

Posted:
November 26, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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

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.

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

Steps to Justice has new information about finding legal help

Steps to Justice now has information about finding, working with, and complaining about a lawyer or paralegal

Posted:
October 30, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Helpline for Indigenous women expands service throughout Ontario

The service is available in 13 Indigenous languages through translation. 

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

Ford government disbands Liberals' expert panel to end violence against women

The roundtable was established in 2015, as a way for experts to provide strategic advice to the province on emerging issues related to violence against women.

Posted:
October 18, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

October 25: Community Information Session in Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre (Trade Room), 132 Algoma St. S., Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre invites you to a FREE community information session on The Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL).

Posted:
October 15, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

October 10: Elder Law Information

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

Lawyers who have expertise dealing with the unique legal issues and needs of older adults will discuss a variety of topics, including elder abuse, at this OBA presentation.

Posted:
October 02, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)