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Immigration, Women and Violence: Making a Claim on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

Women who don’t have legal immigration status in Canada may have a close relationship with a child in Canada; and/or they are affected by violence, either in Canada or in their country of origin.  These situations make an application for permanent residence based on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds an option.  This webinar will discuss the basic elements of an H...

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Date:
March 28, 2019
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

How Survivors Of Partner Violence Can Work With Their Family Lawyer: what to ask for and what to expect

Recorded on March 11, 2019 - How can a survivor of intimate partner violence make the most of the working relationship with their lawyer in a family law case? How can misunderstanding and further trauma be avoided? This webinar will discuss best practices for an effective and efficient lawyer-client working relationship, and what survivor clients can and should reasonably expect and ask from...

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Date:
March 11, 2019
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

Changes to social assistance: What Was Announced, What It Means, and What’s Next

Recorded on December 6, 2018  - 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...

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Date:
December 06, 2018
Length:
1 hour and 30 minutes

Social Assistance in Ontario: What's happened and what's next?

Recorded on September 27, 2018 -  On July 31, 2018, while scrapping the Basic Income pilot, the Ontario government announced that a number of improvements to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) would not take place in the Fall of 2018 as scheduled. Minister MacLeod also announced that her ministry will reveal a new social assistance program after a 100 day...

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Date:
September 27, 2018
Length:
1 hour

Tools for helping people find good legal information - A webinar for community workers

Recorded on October 2, 2018 - This webinar is designed for community workers who help users find legal information. It will outline sources of reliable information as well as the difference between legal information and legal advice. It will also cover Steps to Justice, CLEO's website for helping clients find step-by-step...

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Date:
October 02, 2018
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

Tools for helping people find good legal information - A webinar for community workers

This webinar was designed for community workers who help users find legal information. The following topics were covered:

  • Brief overview of CLEO
  • Identifying sources of reliable legal information
  • Understanding the difference between legal information and legal advice
  • Navigating Steps to Justice, CLEO's website for helping clients find step-by-step information...
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    Date:
    June 21, 2018
    Length:
    1 hour and 10 minutes

    Older Women and Domestic Violence

    Recorded on March 23, 2018 (1 hour and 23 minutes) - This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC and Rochella Vassell from Elder Abuse Ontario, as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project and hosted by CLEO.

    About the Presenters

    Rochella Vassell has worked at Elder Abuse Ontario for almost four years as the Central West...

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    Date:
    March 23, 2018
    Length:
    1 hour and 23 minutes

    Parental Alienation, Family Law, and Mothers: a discussion

    Recorded on March 12, 2018 (1 hour and 15 minutes) - In this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer, Malerie Rose from Rose Family Law, discuss how the term “Parental Alienation" has come up in Ontario family courts, and some issues mothers in child custody disputes should be aware of.

    Malerie Rose...

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    Date:
    March 12, 2018
    Length:
    1 hour and 15 minutes

    Using CLEO's Guidelines for Better Legal Information

    Recorded on February 27, 2018 - (28 minutes) - The Guidelines for Better Legal Information is a new resource from CLEO that will help you produce the best possible written legal information for your communities. This webinar covers how the Guidelines apply to pamphlets,...

    Money, Abuse and Safety: Tips for Women

    Recorded on February 21, 2018 (1 hour and 21 minutes) - This webinar is a discussion about money, partner abuse, and safety. The webinar provides tips for women to get control of their budget, and about what money matters to look out for that could be part of an abusive relationship. This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC and Anne Arbour, Financial Educator at...

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    Date:
    February 21, 2018
    Length:
    1 hour and 21 minutes