Ottawa to hand over child welfare services to Indigenous governments

In an effort to drive down the massive number of Indigenous children in foster care, the federal government will hand over child welfare services to Indigenous governments.

Posted:
November 30, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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

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)

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)

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.

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

Four ways a former crown ward would change Canada's child welfare system

This is an episode from the CBC's point-of-view documentary series. It includes links to the article as well as the documentary.

Posted:
November 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Marriage revokes a will, but divorce or separation does not

Failing to update a will following separation or divorce can create confusion and may lead to conflict when it comes to the distribution of assets following death.

Posted:
November 12, 2018
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

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)

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's October 2018 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include connection between health and housing, sexually harassed at work? Canada's poverty reduction strategy, and more.

Posted:
October 16, 2018
Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)